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(WREG-TV) For the month of october, expect discounts on last year's toys.

This of course is so retailers can make room for the holiday's new, hot toys.

Columbus Day sales will be big.

There should be markdowns on appliances and mattresses, but the best bargains will be on clearance items like outdoor furniture that's leftover from the summer.

And be on the lookout for fall clothing sales -- experts from say designer jeans and shoes saw huge markdowns last year this time.

Also, it may sound early, but you if plan on shopping on black friday, get your budget and your list together now, and start watching out for ad leaks next month.