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Consumer Watch: July time to buy

Black Friday in July. Major sales this month could have you saving big. (kokh)

Black Friday in July-- Amazon Prime Day 2018 is expected to be going down on the 16th. The online retailer offers major discounts to its prime members with Lightning Deals that will keep you hovering over your keyboard.

July has great opportunity for certain big purchases even outside of Amazon. The first set of big discounts coming at you during the Fourth of July. There will be discounts you can take advantage of that will include clothing, appliances, and camping gear.

Consumer Reports says sun screen is often on sale this time of year. If you are traveling on a plane, the size of the bottle will matter. It can be cheaper to buy bigger bulk size bottles compared to lots of small ones. You can buy smaller empty travel containers and fill them up with sun screen.

Prime Day can be a great option for deal hunters. It's tough to tell what might be going on sale beforehand, but you can bet small electronic items will be discounted. So, if you have been wanting a tablet, check to see if you can get an awesome discount in July.

Unless it's part of a special deal, wait on buying laptops. We are close to the back to school shopping season, but not there yet. There is historically a bigger variety of sales for laptops once we get into August.

No matter how good the sale is, personal finance experts always say to make sure you are buying something you'd pay full price to own. This will keep you from overspending.

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