7 Labor Day Sales That Are Worth Scooping Up, And 2 You Should Avoid At All Costs

Buyer beware.

4th of July
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Before you get swept away in all of the chaos and sales of the upcoming Labor Day weekend (fingers crossed you haven't already), I have a news flash: Not all sales are good sales, friends.

In fact, ’s Shopping & Trends Expert, Sara Skirboll, says there are seven sales you should definitely scoop up, but two you should avoid at all costs. Because, honestly, you can't just buy things without doing a little research first, especially when it's an investment (*cough cough* diamonds). This is what Sara had to say to help you make the most of the Labor Day deals without post-shopping regret.

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1 BUY: Apparel
Shopbop
Penfield shopbop.com

To make room for their fall and winter inventory, companies will often put up huge discounts on summery clothes, back-to-school essentials and anything that's been in stores for two months or longer, Sara says.

2 BUY: Appliances
Best Buy
iRobot bestbuy.com

It's always a good idea to stock up on pricier items during major sale events, so they don't leave as big of a dent in our wallets. Sara notes that  and are particularly excellent places to go for amazing deals on appliances.

3 BUY: Grills
Wayfair
Megamaster wayfair.com

Since stores are saying bye-bye to summer, they need to sell bigger summer items quickly to make room for new products. Grills are the first to go.

4 BUY: Outdoor Furniture
Overstock
Christopher Knight Home overstock.com

Just like grills, outdoor patio furniture takes up a ton of floor space, so you can find fabulous deals on anything from deck tables and chairs to pool lounges (and then some).

5 BUY: Mattresses
Allswell
Allswell allswellhome.com

"Many manufacturers mark down older mattress models between May and September to make room for the new ones, which hit stores right around now," Sara adds. So you'll likely see huge sales on mattresses (including deals on Allswell's already discounted mattress).

6 BUY: Travel
Studio 504
CheapOAir cheapoair.com

Hot Tip: Sara says most airfare sales happen midweek, so don't stop looking Tuesday through Thursday!

7 BUY: Food
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Way way.com

Believe it or not, restaurants want to get in on the hype! With all the shopping you're doing, they'll gladly feed you in between stores. Plus, many will offer you deals and freebies.

8 DON'T BUY: Diamond Jewelry
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"Due to a large restock in October leading up to the holidays, jewelers are hesitant to give any discounts on their prized possessions with such a low inventory," Sara explains. That means it's worth waiting until later if you're considering popping the question. Or treating yourself, big time.

9 DON'T BUY: Electronics
Laptop, headphones and CD on tabletop
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While the sales may look irresistible, you'll find the best deals on electronics on Black Friday through Cyber Monday, so it's best to wait it out.

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