NEW YORK – The start of the school year is just around the corner, and you haven't shopped yet?
Don't fret. To get the best deals, it's all in the timing.
Need a sweater? Wait until later in the fall.
Backpacks? Hold off until late September, if you can.
"I think it is knowing and planning ahead of time. What am I going to need in the next six months?" said Kristin Cook, managing editor of Ben's Bargains, an online deal site that put together a list of the worst things to buy right now for the back-to-school season.