Navigating Memorial Day discounts in a new age of shopping

ABC News’ Becky Worley looks at the retailers hoping to boost sales with discounts and what will be worth spending on vs. deals that could get better later in the year.
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Back now on "Gma" with memorial day sales. In the new age of shopping, stores hoping for a boost after that record drop in retail sales last month. Who else but Becky Worley is going to join us now from San Francisco with so much more on all this. Good morning, Becky. Reporter: Good morning, robin. 2020 is the year of unpredictable events and memorial day sales are no different. Memorial day sale, get up to 50% off. Reporter: The start of summer means sales. But they aren't as extreme as you might think. Why? Quarantine has changed supply and demand. Anything that helps make the home experience a little bit easier is very much in demand. You will not see discounts on things like home electronics. Reporter: Even though retail spend something down as a whole, demand online is surging. Analytics from adobe show sales went up 49% and Walmart announcing web sales up 74% and some sites limiting orders this. Did what you'll see when T.J. Maxx has hit their daily max. The company telling me because of the pandemic, we added new operational procedures in our fulfillment centers. This includes limiting the numbers of orders we take each day. There are still some to be found. The best deals are on appliances, mattress, furniture both indoor and outdoor furniture and spring clothing. Reporter: Anything already in the sale section will be discounted even more. Coats from Macy's, more than 60% off and looking forward to summer, target with 20% off this outdoor dining set. And buy one get one free on swimwear. Lands' end with 60% off. Mattress minimum's memorial day sale. Reporter: Mattresses 20% to 50% off at mattress firm. Lowe's with up to 40% off some appliances and rei with 30% off. Many of these sales are live now and this is important. I do think we will see some significant clothing discounts but banana republic 0% to 75% off everything. Old Navy, 30% off shorts and other summer items and Madewell has 30% to 50% off a lot of their pajamas, because, robin, pjs all day, right? You beat me to that. There are some great savings. LE me ask you something. What do you think about what will happen with sales later this year? I've been covering black Friday, back to school, dynamic pricing for 17 years. The weirdest patterns I've ever seen to date were during the financial crisis in 2008. This will be ee xaully if not more unpredictable but know there are a lot of retail sales sitting on inventory and will open up again soon and need our business and I think we will see a lot of discounting later in the year. All righty. Let's hope. Thanks, Becky. Take care. Coming up, next is our "Play

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