New year, new deals: What to buy in 2019

PHOENIX (FOX 10) -- We all love a great deal and a great sale, so what January deals and steals are out there?

Let's start with Christmas decorations. You can expect huge markdowns on artificial trees, ornaments and wrapping paper.

Another good deal in stores in the coming weeks will be televisions. The end of football season marks the beginning of television deals. The Super Bowl is slated for February 3 and big retailers like Amazon, Target and Best Buy typically discount TVs starting in mid January.

Since many people make resolutions for the new year, and fitness is always in the top five, January 1 is a great time to get a great deal on gym memberships. Or if you aren't the "gym type," and would rather sweat it out at home, fitness equipment will be discounted as well.

Need new sheets, blankets and linens? January is when department stores clear out their inventory, so expect lots of great deals on all those bedding basics.

So what items should you not buy? Electronics, computers, smartphones and mattresses. You may want to wait until Presidents' Day sales kick off in February.

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