If you're looking for deals on laptops, you can find them nearly year-round, but especially at certain times of the year: April, May, August and September. Many people use tax refunds to purchase technology; suddenly, great laptop deals pop up in April. Since college-bound high school graduates need laptops, deals are common in May. Back-to-school shopping season is in August and September.
Whether you're shopping for academic purposes or just upgrading your home CPU, don't pay top dollar for your laptop. Deal after deal can be found in advertising circulars in late summer and early autumn. If you follow a few tips, you can find a bargain any day of the year.
One way to save money when purchasing technology is to pay using a department store credit card. Many retailers offer special financing or discounts if you use their credit card. For example, you can sometimes purchase a laptop for 90 days same as cash. So that gives you three months to pay for it without having to pay interest. If you don't have a department store credit card, you can usually rack up even more savings, because retailers often offer gift certificates or other promotions to first-time applicants.
There is one huge caveat, however. This only becomes a deal if you pay the purchase off in the allotted time. Once you start having to pay fees on the card, your savings evaporate quickly.