Aside from holiday sales, January, September and October are the best times to purchase a major appliance like a freezer. Manufacturers release new models in early fall, which motivates dealers to sell their older inventory at discounted prices.
To purchase a new model freezer on sale, potential buyers should consider waiting until a holiday weekend when sales are more prevalent. Those buyers comfortable with last year's model should wait until the arrival of new inventory or until the first of the year to purchase a new freezer. The store may also impose quotas on its sales staff, which may lead to deeper discounts on appliances at the end of the month or the quarter.