Timing isn't everything when it comes to making a big-ticket purchase—but it can certainly save you cash.
Experts say there's often a best time to buy, based on market trends. Gym membership prices, for example, often hit lows during the summer slump, while the week before the Super Bowl can be the best time to hunt for a high-end, super-sized flat screen.
Of course, it's not smart to rely on timing alone. There are other factors to getting a good price and making sure that big purchase is the right fit for your needs. "The best time to buy is when you have done your research," said Jack Nerad, executive editorial director for Kelley Blue Book.