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April 2010

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Earth Day Guest Blog From Tim S.

What type of Earth Day celebration would it be without discussing water??? It covers most of our planet, humans are made mostly of water, no living thing can survive without it, and most people spend more on it (per gallon) than on gas. Did you know bottled water costs anywhere from $7-$18 per gallon? Here are some tips on reducing water usage and saving money in the process: 1 Buy a fridge…

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Happy Retirement?

One of Abt’s favorite managers is celebrating a milestone birthday today. Conrad S., Conny, is turning 65 tomorrow, his day off… So one of his loyal minions decided to start the party today! Megan, internet sales specialist, spent hours last night decorating Conny’s desk. Lovingly pranking Conny, she decorated his desk as if he was celebrating his retirement. All day people have been stopping him to find out about his impending retirement……

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Get Ready for Summer Crusin'

Abt’s mobile audio department can get any vehicle ready to rock! It’s almost boating season, so make sure you aren’t stuck on a lake with nothing to listen to. We just got finished installing a new stereo system in a Yamaha jet boat today. It’s got new Kenwood speakers, a receiver made to use with an iPod, an Alpine marine amp, and Alpine marine sub woofers. Whatever mode of transportation you use,…

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Appliance Rebate Money Gone in the Blink of an Eye

The Energy Star appliance rebate program slated to run from April 16-25th was a huge success. Millions of consumers all over the United States opted to get new energy saving appliances as well as heating and cooling systems for their homes. The rebate program was so successful that it lasted a mere 10 hours in Illinois. The New York Times discussed the successes and failures of the program in an article yesterday.…

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Earth Week at Abt

Abt celebrated Earth Day on Sunday; it was quite a kick off to Earth Week. We had so many Earth Friendly activities. Our Glenview neighbors at the Grove brought some cool snakes and turtles for everyone to get to know. Com Ed told us about their environmentally friendly programs. Dan from Garvy’s Office Supplies showed us all sorts of recycled office products. Abt gave tours of the recycling center and had Earth…

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Get to Abt to Save 15%

The Energy Star rebate program is in full swing. After the busiest morning in Abt history, the store is still full of people ready to get their hands on a new Energy Star appliance. Right now there is still stimulus money available but we are hesitant to think money will be available after 5 pm. So, if you are in the market for a new appliance, come on in, while the money…

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The Energy Star Rebate Program is in Full Swing

The scene at Abt Electronics this morning was amazing. People began lining up at the front doors starting at 5:00 am so they could be the first ones in the store. Mike Abt spoke with Fox News Reporter, Dawn Hasbrouck, this morning about the Energy Star Rebate Program and his predictions for the rest of the day. Mike told Hasbrouck that originally he anticipated that the funds would run out by noon…

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Doors Open Early for the Energy Star Rebate

Remember, tomorrow Abt opens at 7:30 am for the Energy Star rebate program. It starts tomorrow at 8 am and ends April 28th at 9 pm, or when funds run out—whichever comes first. We expect the 6.2 million dollars to run out quickly. Due to the limited funds, a cap of $400 has been put on the rebate amount per appliance. Only in-store purchases are eligible for the rebate. Energy Star qualified…

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