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Visit the Easter Bunny at Abt!

Saturday, March 28th, 2015

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One of our favorite furry friends is making his return to Abt! Stop by on Saturday or Sunday from 12-4pm to get your photo taken with the Easter Bunny. It’s totally free, and kids of all ages (yes, even grown-up kids) are welcome. And don’t forget to pick up some fresh-baked cookies while you’re here. If you can’t make it out this weekend, he’ll be back next Friday and Saturday, April 3rd and 4th. Hope to see you there!

 

The End of Year Sale at Abt!

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

It’s hard to believe that a new year is among us, and with the year coming to an end, we take a minute and reflect back on all the gifts we didn’t receive this holiday season. If there was something on your wishlist that you didn’t get, now is your chance to get it at a low price. As a way to thank you for being with us another year and to try and help end your year right, our End of Year Sale provides you with savings on our already low prices throughout the site. Find what you’re looking for today, because the New Year is among us!

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year from all of us at Abt!

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Abt Customer Appreciation Sale Now Underway!

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

2014 is Abt’s 78th year in business. After all that time, we’re still family-owned and operated, and still committed to giving our customers the best service possible. While we often get congratulated on these points, the truth is that we wouldn’t be where we are today without our customers. So, twice a year, we hold our Customer Appreciation Sale as a way to thank everyone who’s supported us over the years. Today marked the start of the sale, with prices reduced on thousands of products throughout the store. You’ll have to act fast, because the sale lasts only through this weekend. Stop by in person, or if you’d prefer to avoid the crowds, shop the entire sale online at the Abt Customer Appreciation Sale. And once again, a resounding “Thank You!” to all of you who’ve helped us get this far.

 

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Get all your best Spring Break items at Abt!

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

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Spring Break is around the corner and for many, that means traveling and enjoying warm weather.  Abt has round up a variety of products that are excellent for all of your spring break needs.  Whether you like to relax and listen to music on the beach, or need some great accessories to bring your favorite items to your vacation location.  Shop Abt’s Spring Break Items for our full selection!

Daylight Savings

Friday, March 7th, 2014

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It’s that time of year again.  March 9th is Daylight Savings Time.  It begins at 2:00 am Sunday morning. We spring ahead and, unfortunately, lose an hour.  While it stinks to lose some sleep, this only means that Spring is around the corner!  Don’t forget to set your clocks forward Saturday night.

Countdown to the Big Game!

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014
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Chips and salsa? That’s bush league.

 

If there are two things Abt loves helping our customers do, they’re cooking and entertaining. After all, probably 90% of the products we carry are used for one of those two activities. And no other single day combines these two joys more than that special Sunday when the two best teams in the NFL square off in the biggest football game of the year. Take a group of family and friends and place them in front of a big screen TV and a bigger spread of hearty, spicy, cheesy treats and you’re guaranteed to have a good time. If your team happens to be competing, all the better.

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This is more like it. Should’t have posted this on an empty stomach…

 

While we won’t have a Bear in the fight (so to speak), we’ll still be partying it up next Sunday. And in anticipation of the Big Game, early next week we’ll be featuring tips on the Abt Blog that will help you have the best Super Sunday ever, from recipes for easy-to-prepare finger foods to expert tips on how to make sure your TV is best setup for an action-packed football game. We’ll even be accepting photo submissions for our Best Big Game Party. So stay tuned for all kinds of fun with football and food!

CES 2014 Coverage from Abt Electronics

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

CES 2014 COVERAGE JOSH ADAMThe 2014 Consumer Electronics Show is currently underway in sunny Las Vegas, so we let a few Abt team members escape the arctic Chicago weather to get the scoop on the industry’s best upcoming products. As info from our guys on the ground filters over, we’ll be bringing you photos, videos and specs on the hottest new  TVs, cameras, computer products, home theater equipment and much, much more. Keep your eyes on the Abt Blog for in-depth articles, follow our Instagram feed for behind-the-scenes pics and of course check out the Abt Youtube channel for videos of our CES coverage.

Panasonic Ending Plasma TV Production

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

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Panasonic announced last week that it will officially be ending its production pf Plasma HDTVs this December.  It comes a surprise to the industry as Panasonic 2013 plasma models were critically acclaimed and widely considered to be the best plasma TVs on the market.  CNET even awarded the Panasonic TCP65ST60 series plasma a 5-star editor’s rating.  In a press release Panasonic states:

Until now, due to the superiority of the picture, Panasonic’s PDPs [plasma display panels] have received high appraisal and there has been firm demand from customers worldwide. However, due to rapid, drastic changes in the business environment and a declining demand for PDP in the flat panel display market, it was judged that continuing the business would be difficult and a decision was made to stop production. 

The company will end sales of plasma TVs for consumer use and PDP-related products for commercial use, such as Interactive Plasma Displays, with the products for FY 2014 (ending March 31, 2014).

Panasonic has made plasma televisions since 2000. But the shift toward LCD for large-sized displays as well as small and medium-sized ones, have changed consumer interests.  Abt Electronics still has a variety of great Panasonic Plasma models, even the award winning Panasonic Plasma ST60 series models.

B&W Speaker Gallery Now Open

Monday, June 24th, 2013

B&W Speakers find a new home at Abt Electronics

One of the latest additions to our product selection, and one that’s got our audio guys really excited, is our new collection of speakers from Bowers & Wilkins. B&W Speakers (as they’re known to their fans) are some of the most highly-rated speakers available today. One of the progenitors of audiophile-level speakers, B&W have continuously put out innovative products that have won over the hearts and ears of audio fanatics the world over. B&W equipment can be found in the most prestigious studios in the professional audio industry, including George Lucas’s Skywalker Sound and the storied Abbey Road Studios in London.

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The new Bowers & Wilkins gallery at Abt.

 

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WGN TV Visits Abt for Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Friday, June 14th, 2013

WGN-TV Chicago reporter Marcus Leshock, who covers Chicago’s most interesting cultural and social offerings, swung by Abt a few days ago to give viewers a glimpse of some epic Father’s Day gifts. While we mentioned yesterday that plenty of Dads would be happy to just have a fun Father’s Day with their loved ones in lieu of a gift, we’re also pretty sure that most Dads wouldn’t refuse an 85″ Samsung 4K TV  as a gift. Check out the video below to see what other hot items Mr. Leshock scoped out while wandering our showroom, and if you’re in our area, feel free stop by and see them for yourself.

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