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.

August is a great month to invest some money on some great deals on those back to school electronics (laptops, tablets and printers) and accessories (headphones). Check out the list below and where to find them in the Bangor area. Did I forget a local business that sells these items? Tell us in the comments! #ShopLocal

Laptops

Consider processing power for your kids needs (editing video or music requires a lot more processing power than a student who just needs word processing applications.

Find this product around Bangor at the following locations: Target BangorWalmart BangorWalmart BrewerBest Buy BangorStaples BangorBJs Wholesale ClubSam's Club Bangor.

Tablets

Consider your child's age when purchasing your tablets to suit their needs and the durability of the product.  Also, educate yourself on parental controls.

Find this product around Bangor at the following locations: Target BangorWalmart BangorWalmart BrewerBest Buy BangorStaples BangorBJs Wholesale ClubSam's Club Bangor.

Headphones

Choose from in-ear placement or over the ear headphones, wireless and consider whether a noise-canceling feature is optimal or not needed.

Find this product around Bangor at the following locations: Target BangorWalmart BangorWalmart BrewerBest Buy BangorStaples BangorBJs Wholesale ClubSam's Club Bangor.

Printers

Take into consideration not only the upfront cost of the printer but also the long term investment in the cost of the inks and paper.  A cheaper printer up front isn't always a cheaper printer in the long run.  Consider whether a copier feature would be needed, inkjet vs. laser printer and ink costs.  Find ink-efficient printers, according to Consumer Reports.

Find this product around Bangor at the following locations: Target BangorWalmart BangorWalmart BrewerBest Buy BangorStaples BangorBJs Wholesale ClubSam's Club Bangor.