It can be annoying to buy an expensive piece of equipment (such as a power tool, appliance, AC, or water heater) and see it for a cheaper price shortly after you have bought it. You might wonder what the best time is to make this purchase. Let’s take a look at when products from Makita go on sale.
Best time to buy Makita products
Indeed, not only where you buy it but also when affects the price. It can be quite hard to predict when items go on sale as there are a lot of factors affecting this (from inventory levels to the launch date of a new version of the product).
The first tip is to use a price tracker.
CamelCamelCamel is a tool that allows you to track the price movements of products over time.
Simply enter the name of the product in the search box. You can then select the product and see a graph of how the prices have evolved recently. It is also possible to set alerts when the price drops below a certain threshold.
In this way, you just have to wait for that magical email that alerts you about a sudden price drop. In some instances, you have to be quick!
During the winter months, there is often less demand for certain items such as power tools. You can leverage this to negotiate a deal. Especially in January, some brands might be overstocked.
Some brands also run an end-of-year promotion. If you see a promotion, it is important to check what you will get. For example, some packs might not contain essential tools. You might have to buy these later on.
Stores tend to increase prices before big sales events (such as Black Friday, and Prime Day) and drop them during this specific period. At the end of the day, you might pay as much as you would normally would while it should be a sales event! You should do your research before you buy products during this time of the year.
For this reason, the mentioned price trackers are often the best way to find a great deal. If you buy a Makita product, you should be able to do a great deal with the information that was given before.
You can also pick an older model to get a better deal. Check the specifications of the product though as it can be more expensive to run or might have fewer options. Doing your own research can help as shops often have incentives to push certain models. Brands often refresh their products every year. This can include big updates but often they just update the packaging or the look of the product and it functions in the same way as the unit of the year before.
You can also look at returned models. These are items that have been sold online and have been returned by the customer. These items might have some small damage but this is often described in the product overview. Often there is only minor damage or even none at all! This can save you anywhere from 5 to 30% on the purchase price. You can find this on Amazon if you go to ‘Other sellers”. This is explained in the following video.
If you are handy, you might even repair an item that you find on Craiglist.
Buying products in bulk can also help. You can convince friends or colleagues to also get one of these products and get a great deal by ordering multiple items at once. It can take some time to get this arranged but is a great way to get it cheaper.
Buying a bundle with other items can also save costs. For example, you need to have some items to correctly install or use the product that you want to buy. If you get all of these together, you can also save a reasonable amount.
When it comes to power tools, you need durability and power. And lots of it. If you’re building anything substantial, you need a corded drill that can handle the job at hand.
Luckily, there are a ton of cordless alternatives that give you all the power without all the cords or limitations. The tools of Makita are known for their durability and strength. They are often used by professionals such as plumbers and electricians. If you look around, you can find their tools for a discounted price. Just make sure that you know what you will get as they have a lot of models. Some are more powerful than others. Make sure to read up and do your research.