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4th a Good Time for Retail Discounts

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(NBC) Rarely do we think of the 4th of July as a retail shopping opportunity, but some experts say maybe you should -- this year, especially.

By the 4th of July, most people have already stocked up on summer goods so stores are ready to clear the shelves for the next sales event. Mandy Walker is with Consumer Reports. "You know, to retailers summer was so last month. They're looking forward to fall already."

"Right now is a great time for bargain hunters," says Kathy Grannis with the National Retail Federation. "Retailers have marked down everything from the previous spring."

So summer sporting goods, summer gear and apparel, are being deeply discounted this weekend. "The discounts could be as high as 50, 60, even 75 percent," says Walker.

Top deals include outdoor furniture. "Retailers, actually they've been, they've been pushing this merchandise for a couple of months now. So, this is when they start to discount them. You can get a great deal on outdoor patio sets."

Walker says car dealers have sales this weekend, too, but waiting until right before the arrival of next year's models will save even more.

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