Big Ticket Labor Day Deals
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AUGUST 31, 2013
Kathy Kristhof, CBS MoneyWatch

Labor Day ushers in some of the best deals of the year on a ton of big-ticket items ranging from outdoor furniture and grills to automobiles and laptops.
Here are the best bargains, according to DealNews and GoBankingRates.
Hot-weather apparel
It may still be hot outside, but retailers are bringing in their fall fashions, which means stores need to sell off their inventory of summer apparel to make room. For shoppers, that means there are serious discounts on summer clothes. Last year during Labor Day weekend, Wet Seal, Macy's, Oakley Vault, and PacSun led the charge with discounts ranging from 30 percent to a whopping 85 percent off. But it almost doesn't matter where you shop, it's a great time to stock up on summer essentials for next year, such as shorts, polo shirts and swimwear.
Patio furniture
If you've been pining after that new picnic table or outdoor seating set, now is the time to go shopping. Patio furniture will also be heavily discounted; you'll see sales from retailers like Target and Sears, each of which took up to 60 percent off their stock of outdoor furniture last Labor Day. However, Kmart stole the show last year by slashing up to 90 percent off its collection of outdoor items, including patio chairs and tables.
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