Best buys in the month of May

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Best buys in the month of May
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What are the best buys right now? Yahoo! Finance reports some May deals are obvious ones, while others you may not have thought about.

Mattresses

This is the best time to buy a mattress because people are not buying indoor stuff this time of year. DealNews.com concurs that the deals will be available all this month and possibly into June.

I’ve talked in the past about Clark Smart mattress buying. Consumer Reports has said the best place to buy is a regional chain called Original Mattress Factory. I’m also partial to the warehouse clubs. If you’re going the warehouse club route, I suggest you pull a mattress off the rack and lay on it for 10 minutes or more right there in the store to make sure you like what you’re buying.

Spring merchandise

This is an obvious one with the spring goods moving from the discount rack to the deep discount rack.

Gym memberships

I’ve talked recently about how this is the best time to buy gym equipment for your home. But if you’re looking for a membership, never ever sign a contract.

Laptops

With Windows 8 coming out, this is a great time to buy a laptop computer. I recently purchased a 15-inch laptop for $249. But I’m expecting you’ll be able to get full-featured laptops for $179 later this year.

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