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Weddings, graduations, there are big events happening throughout the month of May and that's why retailers drop prices on certain goods.  FOX8 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Melissa Painter joined us this morning to share four items that you should try to buy during this month.  They are mattresses, cookware and kitchen accessories, refrigerators and party supplies.  Here are some other ideas:

  • Spring Apparel
    With Spring Break over, all those shorts, tanks and tees that were in high demand last month, are going for a lot less in May. Department stores and online fashion retailers are in full clearance mode preparing to make room for summer styles.
  • Ultraportable Laptops
    One of the most popular trends in computers now, with screen sizes under 14 inches and weight of less than four pounds, these travel-friendly computers are on sale. Since these models debuted at Consumer Electronics Show in January, there are competitive deals that take up to 25 percent off retail price. It’s great if you don’t mind smaller screen size and portability is important to you.
  • 3D Screens
    3D televisions prices dropped 33 percent in 2011 and continue to fall this year. A 55-inch 3D TV is currently at an all-time low price of $699, so now is a great time to look into what was formally a very expensive technology.
  • Gym Memberships
    If you’re still carrying those extra holiday pounds, gyms like to advertise membership deals this month. Even if you don’t see a promotion, with the sun shining, you’ll have more ammunition to haggle a good deal. When the weather is warm enough to have people running and exercising outdoors, gyms start to look for reasons to encourage people to come back indoors so be sue to ask for a discount on initiation fees or the first few months of enrollment.
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