After the holiday rush for new televisions, most stores will continue discounting those large flat screens in anticipation of the Super Bowl rush. Consumer Reports and the National Retail Foundation recommend buying televisions in January during the post-holiday sales. But remember, if stores are overstocked, you're likely to get an even better deal on televisions after the Super Bowl.
The bottom line: With so many people recovering from holiday spending sprees, demand for everything from appliances to winter coats tends to be down in January and February. Many retailers will lure shoppers into stores with sales in early 2013. If you were good this holiday season, treat yourself.