Catch the hottest end-of-summer deals this Labor Day weekend

Holiday not only marks the official end of summer, it means sales on all sorts of things

By Amy Davis - Reporter/Consumer Expert
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HOUSTON - The upcoming Labor Day weekend not only marks the official end of summer, it means sales on all sorts of things.

We all know just because the sign says "Sale," that doesn't mean you're getting a good deal. But there are some products retail experts say are almost always truly marked down on Labor Day weekend.

We can sit outside and grill year-round in Houston, but retailers consider patio furniture and grills summer items. It's out with the old, so now's a good time to get good deals on outdoor furniture and grills.

Apple is expected to announce a new iPhone in September; and rumor has it they'll release a "budget iPhone." Not only would the new phone be less expensive, a  new model will drive down the price of the older versions.

With the summer travel season winding down, resorts and hotels are lowering prices to fill up rooms in the off season. Shop now for your next get-away.

If a new car is in your future, hold off one more month. Most new car models are released in September and dealerships really start slashing prices on the older models in October.

Major appliance manufacturers also debut new models in September, but website says you'll save a lot more if you wait to buy large appliances in November, especially around Black Friday.

Even though you see sales for fall fashion, coats and winter accessories, website warns unless it's at least 30 percent off the original price, you are not getting a great deal.

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