According to Consumer Reports, there is a time to buy for certain items to get the best deals of the year for home items, clothes and electronics.  January is a great month to invest some money for great deals on exercise equipment, clothes and electronics.

Check out the list below and where to find them in the Bangor area.

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Bathroom Scales

One of the most popular New Year's resolutions is losing weight so you gotta measure your success, right?

Some stores in the area that carry this item include: Bed, Bath and BeyondDicks Sporting GoodsBangor WalmartBrewer Walmart and Target.

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Ellipticals and Treadmills

One of the many ways to lose those holiday pounds, and maybe more than what was gained since the holidays began, is the elliptical machine and treadmill.  Work up a sweat in the privacy and warmth of your own home!

You can find this product in the following Bangor area stores: The Maine Fitness StoreSearsDicks Sporting GoodsBangor WalmartBrewer WalmartKohls and Target.

TVs

The big holiday push has led to some overstock that the stores need to unload.  Now's your time to get some even better deals on that TV!

You can find this product in the following Bangor area stores: Best BuySearsBangor WalmartBrewer Walmart, and Target.

Winter Sports Gear and Clothing

Embrace the winter weather by playing in it!  Now is the time to drop some money on upgrading your winter closet.

You can find this product in the following Bangor area stores: Epic SportsSki Rack SportsWight's Sporting GoodsGunn's Sports Shop, and Dicks Sporting Goods.

Clothes

Again, the holiday merchandise needs to go and retailers are trying to get rid of the holidays' popular items- including clothes.

You can find this product in the following Bangor area stores: Mexicali BluesDress BarnKohlsTJ MaxxOld NavyL.L. BeanTalbotsBangor Mall,  SearsBangor WalmartBrewer Walmart, and Target.