Timing your purchases can help you snag a great deal and save a ton of cash. Each month of the year certain items go on sale. For example, if youâ€™re in the market for an air conditioner, February is the best time to buy it. During the winter months, an air conditioner is probably not on your mind, but youâ€™re likely to get a deal now, when sellers are trying to move inventory because customers arenâ€™t clamoring to buy. February is also a good time to buy a television. New television models arrive in the spring, so in January and February sellers try to clear out older models.