Buy or Wait? Online Purchases to Contemplate Now vs. Clearance shares important consumer categories that December shoppers should either purchase now, or wait for better prices in 2016.

Dec 24, 2015, 00:00 ET from FatWallet

BELOIT, Wis., Dec. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --, where millions of online deal hunters go to stack deals and coupons with cash back, presents their annual list of items to buy now or wait for the new year. The list provides last minute shoppers with a guide to decide what to buy now versus after Christmas sales next week, or waiting until January. "For some gift buying procrastinators, final sales events are tempting, but may not offer better savings now versus waiting a few days," stated Brent Shelton, FatWallet shopping expert. "If you're in a pinch, the most practical online savings may come from utilizing free in-store pickup or purchasing e-gift cards to finish off lists for others, and waiting for holiday clearance for personal purchases this weekend."

Items to "Buy" last minute or "Wait" to buy during end of year sales, or next year:

TV Deals: WAIT - Although there are good deals on select models right now, selection gets bigger for higher quality TV models in late January during Super Bowl sales, especially in 2016 when 4K TV prices are expected to drop more than 2015.

Electronics: BUY and WAIT - Final holiday and end of the year sales feature great discounts on a variety of personal audio and video products, especially with bluetooth and streaming capabilities. Shoppers should WAIT to purchase more expensive higher quality electronics gear during winter clearance, after new 2016 models get introduced in January.

Laptops: BUY – If you're in the market for a new computing device, current prices remain at Black Friday levels through the end of the year and go back up in January.

Home Items: BUY – Select kitchen items are still being featured at big discounts, especially coffee makers and juicers. Prices are expected to go back up after Christmas Day.

Clothing– WAIT – Unseasonably warm weather has slowed winter clothing sales, pushing prices down, and those prices should get even lower after Christmas during holiday clearance and into January sales.

Toys & Video Games – BUY – Prices are still at Black Friday levels on a variety of toys and video games, including Star Wars and Disney Frozen items, and video game console bundles.

Linens and Towels: WAIT – January brings traditional White Sales, when shoppers can find the biggest selection of higher quality bed and bath linens and towels on sale.

About FatWallet: As the preferred online coupons and cash back shopping resource for millions of smart consumers, works closely with 1,700+ retailers like Walmart, Kohl's, Newegg and Microsoft Store to publish store discounts, coupon codes and Cash Back rewards to its members. The much celebrated FatWallet forums represent the pulse of an evolving online marketplace where smart consumers gather to share and learn. FatWallet has paid more than $58 million in cash back to its members since 2004. The new FatWallet Cash Back App and FatWallet Express button assure shoppers they'll get cash back on every purchase. Contact Brent Shelton for additional data, insights, interviews (SKYPE) at

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