Fall deals follow summer’s end

WASHINGTON – As summer draws to a close, companies are lowering prices to make room for new product versions or to get rid of seasonal items.

With this in mind, now might be the time to book a trip or upgrade phones. Here are some of the discounted items Lifehacker recommends.

Bikes: The season for cycling is coming to an end. As manufacturers get ready to announce next year’s models, now is the time bikes go on sale.

Cars: For those seeking four-wheeled transportation, cars will be cheaper in September as manufacturers roll out 2013 models.

Airfare: Eight weeks before a travel date is the best time to buy, so purchase now to prepare for the holidays.

MP3 players: The new Apple iPhone and iPod will be announced in September, so retail stores are clearing out the soon-to-be obsolete versions. And it isn’t just Apple announcing new technology, other companies will do the same.

Lifehacker has more discounts and advice on where the best deals are.

WTOP’s Jeanne Meserve contributed to this report. Follow WTOP on Twitter.

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