What's the best time to buy Super Bowl merchandise?
February 6, 2013 12:21 PM Subscribe
How long should I wait -if at all - to get the best deal on Super Bowl merchandise?
posted by cheapskatebay to shopping (5 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I live in Baltimore, home of the Super Bowl champion Ravens. I'd like to buy some merchandise to commemorate the title - a T-shirt or hat for myself, similar items for kids and friends. Probably on the order of $75-$100 at the prices I'm currently seeing... and therein lies my question. At the risk of sounding like a total (ahem) cheapskate, my priority is NOT getting the items ASAP - rather, it's getting them for the least amount of money. I'm willing to wait weeks or months to get a decent deal on these kind of items. The only constraint I can think of offhand is that I'd like the merchandise to be official - i.e., using the appropriate team and league logos and such. I might be mildly picky about color and style, but as long as there is a decent supply of officially-licensed stuff, I think I'll be OK from the standpoint of having enough options from which to choose.
Does anyone have advice on how to proceed, based on your experience in a similar situation or your retail knowledge? I presume a lot of this is based on demand, and I am quite sure there is plenty of demand for Ravens gear... but is there a time where I could reasonably expect a decent clearance deal? Is buying online likely to be better? This question
was interesting but didn't really answer my own question. Thanks!