When Is the Best Time to Buy a Grill?

There are certain times of the year March through June are the worst times it’s best to buy a grill. As the summer winds down, for example, retailers may offer discounts on last season’s models to clear out inventory in time for fall and winter products. Similarly, Black Friday offers can sometimes offer deep savings on grills and other outdoor cooking gear.

However, as the season shifts, it’s possible that you can score a deal at any point during the year, particularly when retailers are clearing out their spring and summer inventory or when new models are entering the market. It all comes down to supply and demand.

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Dawn Ritchie, garden leisure and structures category manager at B&Q, points out that grills tend to appear in stores from March onward, and that supply is usually highest before the peak grilling season begins in April through July. That said, she advises that shoppers who want to comparison shop should look sooner rather than later.

In addition to looking for deals early in the year, you should also keep an eye out for major holidays like Memorial Day and Independence Day, which can offer some decent savings on grills. You should also check in on brick-and-mortar stores, especially those with limited floor space, to see if they have any old inventory that they want to get rid of quickly. And don’t be afraid to ask for a discount if you think the price is too high.

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