When Is The Best Time to Upgrade Your Wireless Router

when to upgrade your wireless routerWhen thinking about upgrading your home wireless router many factors are taken in consideration.

You look over the specifications of the router carefully. You compare the speed, features, range, and many others factors that you might find important.

But, when you've finally decided which router you want, you may also want to consider when the best time of year is to do your shopping for the upgrade.

Like most devices you buy, consumers may find certain times of year better than others to buy certain items.

For example:

  • Is spring or fall the best time to buy a lawn mower?
  • Is July 4th the best time to buy a BBQ grill?
  • Is January the best time to buy a treadmill?
  • Is memorial day the best day to buy a refrigerator?

You may be able to answer some of these questions but when thinking about buy a new home router, knowing when the best time of year to buy, could mean the difference of up to $100 extra if pruchased at the wrong time of year.

Looking back on the past 3 months we noticed some very interesting trends. Looking back on the past holiday season we were easily able to pick out the best time to buy a home wireless router.

The Best Time of Year To Buy a Wireless Router

In the below pricing trends we used TheTracktor.com to help us with our data.

If you are in the market for a new router yo may want to wait until the time is right to get the best deals possible

ASUS (RT-AC68U) Wireless-AC1900 Dual-Band Gigabit Router

Linksys WRT1900ACS Dual-Band Smart Wi-Fi Gigabit Router

NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900 Dual Band Wi-Fi Gigabit Router (R7000)

TP-LINK AC1900 Dual Band Wireless AC Gigabit Router (Archer C9)

TP-LINK Archer C7 AC1750 Dual Band Wireless AC Gigabit Router


TP-LINK AC3200 Tri-Band Wireless Gigabit Wi-Fi Router (Archer C3200)



Its pretty easy to see looking back at the past several months that the best time of year is NOT black friday, or boxing day, though you may be able to find some unique deals on these days. However, this past year it seems that the best time was during the week of December 8th through December 16 or so.

Looking at every graph (with the exception of Linksys - which for some reason February seems to be the month for discounts?) every single router manufacturer deeply discount their products in the middle of December.

So the next time you're frustrated with your wireless router and are considering an upgrade.  Take a deep breath and time your purchase so that you get the best deal possible on a new wireless router for your home.  You'll be glad you did!

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