Grab deals on smartphones, vacuums and vacations in March

Grab deals on smartphones, vacuums and vacations in March

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - You expect to see things like winter clothing, chocolate and perfume going on sale this time of year, but the list doesn't stop there.

If you're considering trading in your smartphone, incentives get really good in March. New models debut in January and February which means clearing the last generation phones.

"If you're willing to sign a two-year contract, they're going to be free in a lot of cases. If you don't sign a contract, you're going to get them for 40 percent to 50 percent off," said Kyle James of

If your vacuum is starting to suck, and not in a good way, you're in luck. New models are released in the summer and retailers are cleaning out 2014 models to make room for the upcoming arrivals.

"As we enter spring a lot of people are doing spring cleaning, cleaning out their closets, cleaning out their garage," said James.

Expect more inventory at thrift stores, making it an excellent time to find good bargains. And if you're planning a summer vacation, a spring break trip, or just want to get away from this snow, now's an ideal time to book the hotel.

James aggregates the deals on his site, His research shows that buying luggage in March will get you a better deal.

"Right between Christmas break and Spring break, there's kind of a lull in travel. I've noticed a lot of good deals from, even Amazon," he explains.

You expect huge discounts on snow toys like skis and snowboards, and retailers know you're thinking of spring. The deals start now so if you're looking at a boat or new golf clubs, go soon before the weather gets warmer.

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