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Buy Nothing Day

File photo of a sale sign posted on Black Friday. In Rhode Island, some avoid the sales in honor of "Buy Nothing Day." (Photo by Paul Taggart/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Some Avoid Black Friday For Annual ‘Buy Nothing Day’

While shoppers were spending Black Friday at the mall, some people in Rhode Island were taking a break from commerce and giving away a winter coat for the state’s 17th annual “Buy Nothing Day.”