Retail and online stores do not have great deals during any time of the year.
The Best Time Of The Year To Buy A Kayak
The best kayak deals are usually offered by vendors and dealers during Memorial Day (the last Monday of May) and the Christmas holiday (December). The next best time is at the end of the prime kayaking season, which is around August. During this time, all sellers put out deals to get rid of older models to make way for stocking newer kayak models. Beginner and intermediate kayakers will sell their used boats at half price or less.
However, you may want to keep an eye out during spring and fall. Spring season is when new kayakers begin to buy. Fall is when kayaking slows down.
April and August are good months to begin checking. December winter holidays and January after holidays are good months to check. We may find free shipping as well from both retail stores and online vendors.
Dealers, vendors, and big-box retailers will have sales during Christmas (December) and Memorial Days (the last Monday for the month of May).
You can find people selling their barely used kayaks during spring and fall for half price or less. Websites such as Craigslist and local Facebook groups are good starting places to check online.
Local dealers may have discounts at the end of the kayaking season, especially for older models. There might not be an additional discount when you buy a kayak directly from a manufacturer. However, it may be cheaper than local dealers. Give them a call to find out the price and if they can ship to you.
At the beginning of the season, you may be able to pick up a new kayak at the end outdoor expos and boat shows. If you can take it off their hands before they pack up, you can pick up the latest models for a few extra bucks off.