Looking to replace the grill you worked into the ground this summer? If you're smart you'll start shopping now, rather than wait until the warm weather rolls around next year.
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Same goes for lawn mowers and patio furniture. That's because these and other pricy items go on sale between September and the end of November, when demand is low and stores need to make room for new, 2016 inventory. The benefit to you? Saving hundreds of dollars.
—By Lucy Maher, special to CNBC.com
Updated 30 Sept. 2015