Package forwarding shoppers don’t have to live in the US to take advantage of US sales cycles. April is the start of spring, and that means most US stores are going to be trying to make room for new inventory by offering big sales.
But typical winter items aren’t the only things that are good to buy this month. Plenty of other items are less expensive now than at any other time of year. If you’ve been waiting to make a purchase until the right deal came along, now might be the time to pull out your package forwarding address and place an order at your favorite US store.
Best Deals for Package Forwarding Shoppers in April
- Clothing. Most clothing catalogues bring out their new spring lines around February, so April is when the Spring sales start to kick in. For example, there’s currently a short sale at Abercrombie and Fitch (30% off).
- Non-iPad Tablets. Apple’s iPad 3 came out in the US just a few weeks ago, which means that other tablet makers are trying to compete by offering discounts on their models. One hot Android model, Amazon’s Kindle Fire, is now only $199.
- Sneakers and Athletic Shoes. Brands like Nike, Adidas, and Reebok are hot around the world, but sales of their products slump in winter, when no one wants to play outside. As the weather gets better, shoe stores offer discounts to get people back in the habit.
- Vacuum Cleaners. You might not typically think of buying a vacuum cleaner with your package forwarding address, but it could save you a lot of money. To celebrate “spring cleaning” and to make room for new models to be released over the summer, most US stores offer sales on vacuums in April.
- TVs and Electronics. The Japanese fiscal year ends in March, which means that electronics from big-name Japanese brands like Sony and Toshiba go on sale in April. You can buy these products from the US cheaper than in most countries, but OPAS members can also buy them directly from Japan. 🙂
- Boots and Winter Gear. Now that Spring has come, winter gear is on sale to make way for summer goods. If you live in the southern hemisphere, or if you just want to get a jump start on next winter, check out the clearance on boots at 6pm.com and other stores.
- Laptops. DealNews tracked the price of a standard laptop over a twelve month period and found that April was the month when prices were lowest. If you’ve been waiting for a new laptop, this is the month to get one.
- Car Parts & Accessories. Most people tune up their vehicles in the summer, so prices are at their lowest right before the season starts. If parts for specific makes and models are hard to come by in your country, you can order almost anything from RockAuto.com using your package forwarding address.
What Else is Good to Buy from the US in April?
Do you know of other item categories that are especially good deals for package forwarders in April? Maybe there is an item that is especially expensive in your country this time of year? If you know a savvy way to use your package forwarding address this month, share it in the comments section.