You can find this info at a lot of different places , from big guides like ’s Best Time to Buy guide and PC World’s gadget-specific buying guide . However, in an effort to make the guide as accurate as possible, we’ve gone searching for more specific, individual sources for each item to ensure you’re looking for deals at the right time (and gotten rid of the items for which there wasn’t clear consensus—like party supplies or aluminum cookware). So, for each item, click the source link for more specific information on when and how to buy.
Seasonality of activities that are your “passion”, or events that you want to attend, may mean that all the other factors above become irrelevant. For example, if you are a Diver, it may be a highlight of your trip to Dive with the Minke Whales which migrate to the Great Barrier Reef in June. Or maybe you want to attend the Australian Open (Tennis) which then restricts you to dates surrounding that event irrespective of all other factors. Nevertheless, if you are at least aware of all the other factors, it may help you during the planning process to decide whether to spend more time vacationing after the event instead of before.
My wife and I were in Iceland from January 19 through 22 and we rented a car through Sixt. Everything went smoothly UNTIL we returned the car. They accused us of causing a scratch on the passenger side front bumper. We showed them the contract that listed scratches in that area along with several other places. They refused to accept that and said that the other scratches were there from before but we caused one new scratch right next to the old scratches. We had some time before our flight so we tried to talk to their Manager etc. to show them that our contract mentioned the scratches but they told us that we should have taken detailed pictures of all the pre-existing scratches on the car when we accepted the car (we were not told to do that when we picked up the car on January 19th).