Some of the big sale items are obvious right now.  As the weather gets a little bit cooler and fall finally arrives, prices drop on lawn mowers and patio furniture.  But there are some other hidden deals that you might want to take advantage of.

Maybe you've been seeing the emails, asking for clicks to save money on things that are going out of season.  Patio furniture is 30-40 percent off, or more in some cases, and grills and lawnmowers are on sale too.  So we snatch up that stuff and feel great about the deal, until we realize it will be about seven months before we'll really get full use out of it.

If you don't mind delayed joy, it's also a good time to buy these things, according to Consumer Reports.

Desktops and laptops

Digital Cameras

Snow blowers


Interior and Exterior Paint

Snow blowers?  The biggest demand is a few months away, and you'll end up paying more if you wait until you have to have it.  Or just let the neighbor get one and then bake him a cake if he'll blow your sidewalk too.  And see if he'll help paint the house too since you're getting a good deal on paint.

It sort of feels like sales and discounts are constant, but these items above might have sweeter deals than usual.  Can you hang on to that laptop until Christmas?  If you feel like pressing your luck, there just might be another sale around the corner.