Buying appliances at the right price is about timing. Typically, over the years this industry has followed the car industry with manufacturer rebates around holidays like Presidents Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Columbus/Veterans Day and add in Black Friday for good measure. That's what so baffling about this month. There is no reason for these aggressive promotions. BTW, I wrote Boston in the title, because this may very well be a Boston regional deal.