There are sales on appliances, especially in September and October when manufacturers put out new models and retailers are especially keen to sell their old stock. The best sales on large and small appliances typically happen in December, according to Consumer Reports.
Shoppers who are willing to sacrifice selection for a great deal may be able to find deeply discounted appliances in January, when the older appliances that haven't sold are put on even deeper discounts. U.S. appliance retailers also hold appliance sales on President's Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day and Black Friday. Refrigerator manufacturers tend to introduce new models in the summer, so May tends to be the best time of year to find a new fridge on sale.