With Thanksgiving just barely in the books, shoppers from Maine and Canada prepared to hit the stores in Bangor.To battle the crowds, most came with a strategy.It might mean being the first one in line.â€œLast year, was about number five and six in line, and now weâ€™re in the beginning,â€ said Tracey Sawtelle of Lubec.It could mean waiting nearby the store of your choice.â€œWhen the doors open, Iâ€™m making a mad dash, too. Theyâ€™ll let old ladies like me in. They wouldnâ€™t push an old lady,â€ said Nancy Albert.The bottom line on Black Friday is getting what you came for.â€œAs long as I get my TV, Iâ€™m happy, but they gave us a map of the store, so weâ€™re going to walk around the store and we have a system,â€ said Cindy Howe of New Brunswick.â€œI pretty much want to get to the back of the store where I can get my TVs and then come back up to the front and get the computer that I want and then move on to the next store,â€ said Shawn Bouchard of East Millinocket.If it means opening the doors earlier, retailers are happy to give shoppers what they want.â€œItâ€™s a huge day for us. Itâ€™s three times bigger than any day we do the whole rest of the year on a minimum. It kicks off our holiday season, so itâ€™s a very important thing.â€For some, itâ€™s a tradition they just really enjoy.â€œI enjoy being here. Itâ€™s kind of fun to me, a lot of people think Iâ€™m crazy, I probably am, but I enjoy it,â€ said Bouchard.