There hasn’t been a summer or winter sale in Germany for years. Rather, retailers rely on discount offers and short-term sales offers. FOCUS online says how you can now get one or the other bargain and what you need to consider.

Everything gets more expensive. But discount offers and anti-cyclical shopping can now save you a lot of money.

If you want to buy clothes or shoes, you should strike now. Many dealers start the so-called mid-season sale. Items of clothing from past collections are heavily discounted here. Discounts of up to 40 percent are possible on coats, jackets, winter boots, dresses and jeans.

In electronics stores you can save money on refrigerators, freezers, ice cube machines and ice machines. In autumn and winter, prices usually fall because demand decreases at the same time.

Swimwear, cycling outfits and sportswear are now 40 percent off. Bargain foxes should strike. From February onwards, prices will rise sharply.

Consumers also have a high potential for savings when it comes to computer software. If you need a control or editing program, a PC game or an operating system, you should act now. Compared to the summer, the prices are a good 20 percent cheaper.

Calendars and notepads are also much cheaper in October and November than in December. The background is that the demand increases during Advent. Calendars and notebooks are also coveted Christmas gifts.

If you need new garden furniture, it is worth taking a look at the relevant departments in the hardware or furniture store. The possible saving is 60 percent. The branches need the sales areas in order to set up Christmas articles there in a timely manner.

Ideally, you should have your bike inspected annually in November or December. The prices for spare parts are then cheaper, as the big rush to bicycle workshops follows in the spring.

The reform for the new property tax is complex – and this year it will require owners. You have to submit some data to the tax office. You have to be very precise and observe special deadlines. In our large guide you will find all the information you need to know in a compact form.

Fruit and vegetables are still in high season in October and November. Customers can save on seasonal fruit and vegetables. Apples, carrots, potatoes, onions, Brussels sprouts and red cabbage are cheaper.

Buy baking ingredients for Christmas cookies in the first days of November. Discounters in particular then lure with special offers. You will then generally get away cheaper than if you only buy these products at the beginning of December. As a rule, the prices for baking ingredients increase from the end of November due to the high demand.

The discount battle in November will start with Singles Day on November 11, 2022. Black Friday will take place on November 25 this year. Cyber ​​Monday follows on November 28th, 2022.

During these discount days, consumers can save a lot of money. However, extreme caution should also be exercised in relation to supposedly cheap offers. “What online shops try to sell as an exclusive bargain can actually be more expensive than a regular offer,” emphasizes the Rhineland-Palatinate consumer advice center. FOCUS online says: exclusivity does not necessarily mean better prices.

November 30th is the annual deadline for changing car insurance. Compare providers and take advantage of new customer discounts.

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