When you find yourself in the need of a supply of sparklers, you will want to find the best possible place to go shopping. Depending on your personal needs, you may find it more important to have a great selection from which to choose or it could be more important to find the lowest possible prices. Regardless of which of the two categories you fall into, knowing where to shop for sparklers can be a challenge that you don’t want to deal with. Fortunately, by doing a few simple comparisons, knowing where to go is not really too difficult. Here are the three most common places to shop for sparklers so you can compare selection and prices for yourself.
By far the most popular place to shop for sparklers is a fireworks store. In some states, these will be large warehouse style buildings that are open all year long with huge “big box” store type shelving that is filled to the brim with options. In other areas, you will see little party tents pop up in parking lots where they sell their sparklers on buffet tables. The benefit of shopping at a location like this is that they will generally have a good selection and you can buy sparklers nearby, but the prices will be a little higher because they are only seasonal. To get the best prices on sparklers, you should go to the store the day after the 4th of July to take advantage of any closeout sales they might have.
Grocery stores and department stores often sell sparklers and other small fireworks around the 4th of July, too. This is a very convenient way to shop because you can pick them up at the same time you are buying groceries, clothing, or other items. Also, the prices are usually a little cheaper at these types of stores because they are buying in bulk from China to stock hundreds or thousands of stores; meaning they get the best possible prices and can pass those savings onto you. However, this also means that the sparklers and fireworks at these types of store are often the lowest possible quality because they are more concerned with profit margins than offering you quality goods.
My personal favorite way to shop for sparklers is to do it online from a reputable store. Since I have a pretty good knowledge of what I’m looking for, I enjoy the vast selection that I can choose from by shopping for sparklers online rather than from a physical store. Also, since they don’t have as much overhead, you can usually get the best prices from an online store. The only downside is that you don’t get to actually hold your sparklers in your hand until after they have been shipped to you, but if you know what you’re looking for this really isn’t too big of a deal. Also, if you need your sparklers in a big rush, you’ll need to wait a few days for them to arrive on your doorstep which may not fit into your schedule.