Consumer Watch: Deep discounts in March

A new month means a new potential for savings if you are looking for certain big ticket items. (KOKH)

March is a sweet time for consumers according to a list compiled by Consumer Reports. If you find left over Valentine's Day candy, it will likely be on super sale. However, there are some big ticket items to look out for.

According to Consumer Reports, March is a good time to buy certain types of workout equipment. Elliptical machines and treadmills are generally on deep discount right now. Consumer Reports recommend checking on something very important before jumping into a "free trial" offer, though. Some companies will give you a 30-day money back guarantee, but if you decide to return the large piece of equipment, you could be stuck paying for pricey return shipping that could cost hundreds of dollars.

In March you may also find good prices on digital cameras. Prices can vary from under one hundred dollars on the affordable end to thousands of dollars if your splurging. Consumer Reports has a buying guide with a user breakdown, so you can buy according to your photography experience.

For you home improvement lovers, look for good deals on interior paint this time of year. It's a good idea to research price and performance of the paint to make sure you are buying something that will last.

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