Thanksgiving Weekend is the Best Time to Buy Presents

December 4, 2014

Should you buy during the Thanksgiving weekend or wait until Christmas? You don’t need to wait. Our Recreation & Electronics Inflation Index, which includes products such as personal computers, cameras, TVs, toys and video games, typically reaches its lowest point for the holiday season between November 26th and November 30th. This coincides with the dates for Cyber Monday and the special sales that come along with it as businesses adjust to the intense competition of the holiday season. Additionally, prices for existing items tend to fall around this time as new items and gadgets get added to retailer websites at full price.

Learn more about this in Alan Flippen’s article in The New York Times.

US Recreation and Electronics Inflation Series
Daily Index (Holiday Season: 2012, 2013, 2014)

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