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Major retailer taking a stand against Black Friday

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There will be no doorbuster deals at REI stores this "Black Friday."

The outdoor equipment and apparel retailer says it will be closed on the big holiday shopping day.  Doors will also be locked on Thanksgiving Day at its more than 140 U.S. stores. 

REI's top executive says Black Friday "has gotten out of hand."

The company's 12,000 full and part-time workers will not only have that day off, but they will be getting paid for that day.

Online customers will be able to make purchases from REI on Black Friday but first they'll have to get through a homepage encouraging them to explore the outdoors instead of shopping.

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