‘The best Black Friday deal I ever got’

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Ever wonder exactly how those Black Friday shoppers score those great deals year after year?

This year, DealNews.com is predicting that aside from the deals on popular electronics that Black Friday is known for, such as larger-screen high-definition TVs, budget laptops, smartphones, tablets and more, whopping markdowns will show up on toys beginning Black Friday and continuing to the week before Christmas.

But the good news is the shopping scene may be less crowded, according to a recent consumer poll. A holiday shopping survey by Bankrate found that 28 percent of survey respondents plan to shop on Black Friday, and 25 percent will do so on Cyber Monday, so this may be the best year yet to get deals.

Five avid Black Friday shoppers told us about the best Black Friday deal they ever got, along with some insider info on how they got them.