Would it seem too weird if you went out shopping for things in preparation for winter now? Funny enough that probably isn’t a bad idea as those items will probably be way more expensive later on. That was a conversation that came up as someone was saying they aren’t sure why people didn’t plan for the summer ahead of time. As a result, they are now paying so much more for things like an air conditioner unit.
I think it can go either way as at times it can be cheaper during the actual season since companies buy a whole bunch of stock in preparation for the demand which in a sense makes it cheaper. Although, it usually does seem like items such as umbrellas are cheaper during this time of the year as there isn’t much demand for it. Some items like Christmas decorations trees are definitely cheaper from what I see.
Doesn’t hurt to think ahead if it means you can save a lot of money and not to mention time from having to fight the crowd later on.