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The Best Time to Buy Cars, Appliances, and Other Things That Have Been Hit Hard by Inflation

Lifehacker – If you can’t necessarily shop cheap, you might as well shop smart. “2022 has been a rough year for the average consumer’s wallet. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the United States is facing an 8.3% increase in inflation in the last twelve months, affecting nearly every industry. Since wages have not risen at a commensurate rate to inflation, millions of Americans have no choice but to tighten their belts. Despite rising inflation, life does not come to a pause, which means you’re going to have to buy some products in these non-ideal circumstances. While products across the board are facing price hikes, you can serve yourself best by making purchases during months where demand usually isn’t as high. Here are nine products currently experiencing a significant price increase from inflation, and the best month to buy them in spite of that. (All inflation numbers are courtesy of the Bureau of Labor Statistics.)”

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