Finding the best sales when shopping is a wonderful experience. It’s similar to finding gold or finding the X on a map where hidden treasure is marked.
Less enjoyable is missing out on the best deals and hearing about fantastic sales from friends or family that you were unaware were taking place.
Here is a guide on when to buy several products if you’re unsure whether you should buy them right now or wait.
Even with the pandemic’s effects on the supply chain, you can buy any of these products at any time of the year, but some months are preferable for certain purchases. July is the month to grab all the best deals of the year.
Grab the July Sales of 2022 Right Now!
Home Theatre Deals
- Roku Streaming Stick 4K for $30 ($20 off)
One of our favorite streaming sticks from Roku has consistently been less expensive than usual. The most recent version (launched in 2021) supports Dolby Vision HDR, and it includes the Roku Voice Remote so you can find your shows without having to struggle around with the tedious on-screen keyboard.
- LG 48-Inch C1 OLED TV for $800 ($100 off)
Due to its superior contrast, 120Hz refresh rate at 4K, and minimum input lag, we gave the LG C1 (8/10, WIRED Recommends) the title of “game-changing TV.” It is therefore perfect for both games and movies. This set usually sells for around $900 on Amazon, but it has recently dropped to an all-time low.
- Sony 48-Inch OLED TV for $800 ($500 off)
This display is excellent, and Sony produces some of the most attractive OLED TVs available today. Although it is not the largest available at 48 inches, it is still suitable for medium-sized living areas. It supports both HDR 10 and Dolby Vision forms of HDR, is reasonably simple to set up due to its center stand, and has a useful 120 Hz refresh rate for gaming.
Home and Kitchen Deals
There is no need to introduce the KitchenAid Pro 5 Stand Mixer. Nevertheless, this is one of the most useful kitchen appliances you can own. We pay attention when it drops this much because its price is usually quite sticky.
- Dyson V11 Cordless Vacuum for $600 ($100 off)
The Dyson V11 occupies an unusual space (8/10, WIRED Recommends). Although Adrienne So of WIRED termed it a “dream vac,” it has been taken out in favor of more recent models like the V15. Since the V11 and V15 usually cost equally, it makes it relatively uncommon to find this vac on sale. Therefore, you might as well spend a little more money to acquire the V15. However, the older model might be worthwhile at this discount.
Smartphone and Wearables
- Google Pixel 6 Pro (128 Gigabyte) for $700 ($200 off)
The Pixel 6 Pro (9/10, WIRED Recommends), Google’s most current high phone, has one of the best cameras we’ve ever seen, including the impressive and welcome Real Tone feature that improves photos of people with darker skin.
- Garmin Instinct GPS Smartwatch for $180 ($50 off)
Even if some newer versions have surpassed the original Garmin Instinct, it’s still a good deal if you’re seeking a GPS-enabled smartwatch that’s packed with a variety of sensors, mapping functionality, and a durable casing.
Headphones and Camera Deals
- Beats Studio3 Wireless Noise-Canceling Headphones for $180 ($170 off)
Since a few years ago, Beats Studio3 wireless headphones have remained an iconic headset for good reason (8/10, WIRED Recommends). They have a minimum 20-hour battery life per charge, a strong wireless range, and great noise cancellation.
Our choice for the best wireless headphones is the Sony WH-1000XM4 (9/10, WIRED Recommends), despite the fact that we haven’t tested their more expensive cousin, the Sony WH-XB910N. These might be a good option if you’d like to spend less while still enjoying some of the advantages of Sony’s headset design.