Summer season brings good shopping deals

Shoppers may be used to getting great bargains during the winter holiday season, but June is actually a great time to make certain purchases.
Shoppers may be used to getting great bargains during Black Friday or post-holiday sales, but June is actually a great time to make certain purchases. ABC News took a look at some of the sales that are available this time of year.

Memorial Day bargains have come and gone, but it turns out June is also a great time for discounts. Consumer Reports lists its top deals, saying this month is the perfect time to buy camcorders, MP3 players and other gadgets that could make great gifts for grads or dads.

"Also computers are on sale, if you're feeling generous and dad could use a new computer, laptops and desktops will be on sale," Mandy Walker from Consumer Reports said.

And in the spirit of wedding season, popular items for gift registries including pots, pans and dishes are discounted.

"Retailers want to move as much of their inventory as they can, so even if you're not getting hitched, you can find a great deal," Walker said.

And with beach season now in full-swing, so too are the hot deals on summer sports gear and bathing suits. Or if you're more into hiding from the heat indoors, there are big bargains on items for the home including carpeting and furniture.

"You can find great deals on these items probably both in stores and online, and you certainly want to compare before you get out there so you know you're getting the best deal," Walker said.

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