Consumer Reports reveals best June deals

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There are certain things that will be on sale in June. (Source: 3TV) There are certain things that will be on sale in June. (Source: 3TV)
String trimmers are usually the least expensive during the month of June. (Source: 3TV) String trimmers are usually the least expensive during the month of June. (Source: 3TV)
June is also the best month to buy cordless drills. (Source: 3TV) June is also the best month to buy cordless drills. (Source: 3TV)
Gym memberships usually go on sale during June. (Source: 3TV) Gym memberships usually go on sale during June. (Source: 3TV)
Dinnerware is usually the cheapest in June. (Source: 3TV) Dinnerware is usually the cheapest in June. (Source: 3TV)
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You may not have known this, but string trimmers are usually the least expensive during the month of June.

According to Consumer Reports, electric trimmers are easier to maneuver and are better for light duty landscaping.

Gas and battery trimmers tend to be more powerful.

June is also the best month to buy cordless drills.

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Consumer Reports say drills come as either heavy duty, general use or light duty so decide which one is best for you.

Make sure you look at something called the drill chuck which is the three-pronged chuck that secures the drill bit.

The bigger the chuck, the more powerful the drill.

Gym memberships usually go on sale during June. That's because people aren't around due to vacations and gyms try to bring people in. So, start looking for bargains.

And finally, dinnerware is usually the cheapest in June. That's because now is when so many people get married and stores will be trying to lure you in for gift ideas. They do that by slashing dinnerware prices.

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With more than 20 years of television experience, Gary has established himself as a leader in the industry when it comes to assisting viewers and resolving their consumer-related issues. His passion and enthusiasm have helped him earn an Emmy for Best Consumer Reporter from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. He’s also garnered several Emmy nominations

He has negotiated resolutions with companies of all sizes, including some of the biggest corporations in the nation.

Gary has successfully recouped more than $1 million for viewers around the state, making 3 On Your Side one of the most popular segments on KTVK and the station's Web site.

He's best known for investigating and confronting unscrupulous contractors. In fact, many of his news reports have led to police investigations and jail time for those who were caught. Viewers, as well as the companies and people he investigates, regard him as consistently being thorough and fair.

Gary has been with KTVK-TV since 1997. Prior to his arrival in Phoenix, he worked for WZZM-TV in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he was as an anchor and reporter.

Gary is from Chicago, but launched his television career in Lubbock, Texas, after earning a broadcast journalism degree from Texas Tech University. Following his graduation, he was quickly hired by KLBK-TV in Lubbock, where he enterprised and broke numerous exclusive reports. His aggressive reporting in Texas helped garner him Best Reporter by the Associated Press.

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