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    The Great 'Counter Seasonality' Hunt
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    • 3rd Jan 07, 11:20 AM
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    The Great 'Counter Seasonality' Hunt 3rd Jan 07 at 11:20 AM
    What’s counter seasonality?

    Companies traditionally ramp up prices for products at popular times of year, when they know everyone wants to buy their wares. Yet by doing the exact opposite of what they expect us to do – buying Xmas pressies in January, convertible cars when it’s snowing outside, home insurance the day before Xmas – it’s possible to save a packet. Counter seasonality's buying the right stuff at the wrong time.

    What’s this hunt about?

    I thought I'd tap MoneySavers knowledge on for the best counter seasonality tips; how to find the cheapest prices by swimming against the tide. To add your ideas, please reply below.

    Please put:

    The product or service.
    The best time to grab it.
    The logic behind your idea.

    For a full guide to haggling, read the High Street Haggle article.

    Last edited by MSE Jenny; 04-11-2008 at 4:13 PM.
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