When is the best time to buy? Clark Gregor January 5, 2012 I need to replace the carpet in my home. When should I buy my hubby that big screen TV he’s been drooling over? This Minnesota winter weather (even if it is mild) is starting to get to me…I need to go somewhere warm, FAST! When is the best time for me to book my cruise to the Bahamas? You may have asked yourself some of these questions, but do you know the answers? Lifehacker does.After the holidays, the last thing you’re probably thinking of is shopping, or making any additional purchases. But, a little advanced planning could help you and your family, save big in 2012. Lifehacker recently published a comprehensive list detailing, “The Best Time to Buy Anything in 2012.” After some research, analyzing trends, based on when certain items go in or out of stock and pricing data, here are the final results.I really do need to replace the carpeting in my house so I plan on going home and sharing this information with my husband. The big screen TV has already been purchased in our home and a cruise to the Bahamas would be nice, but the weather forecast for Minneapolis is showing temperatures in the mid-to-upper 40’s. I think the cruise can wait.