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Abt in The News: Success and Expansion

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

While other Electronics Retailers Scramble to Adapt to a Changing Market, Abt flexes, molds, and pushes onward. There isn’t some secret recipe for success  kept under lock and key and guarded by three mid-evil Knights and an “Abt Dragon”, deep below our recycling center…or is there?  Abt’s focus on providing our customers with a uniquely enjoyable in-store experience and customer service so outstanding you don’t even recognize it, is the reason we continue to go head-to-head with the “big boys,” and win. (more…)

Listen to Jon Abt on WBBM-AM “Noon Business Hour”

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

Our very own Jon Abt was the  featured interviewee on Chicago’s WBBM-AM 720’s  “Noon Business Hour” Jon was asked about Abt’s recipe for success throughout the years and especially during a time of nationwide economic struggle. The answer was simple – customer service.  FULL AUDIO INSIDE (more…)

Microsoft Announces Microsoft Surface Tablet….Finally!

Monday, June 18th, 2012

In an small room filled with journalists and bloggers,  Steve Ballmer of Microsoft publicly announced their new Microsoft Surface – a new Windows 8 Tablet.


Abt Named Top Appliance Store Third Year in a Row!

Friday, June 15th, 2012

Abt Electronics has been named the top appliance store by a leading consumer ratings magazine. Beating out national chains like Home Depot, Sears, and Lowes – Abt Electronics reins king of major appliances for the third year in a row. 


Fox News Chicago grills it up at Abt!

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

Fox News Chicago stopped by bright and early this morning to go over some great grilling techniques and products.  Our representative Ken A. showed off some of our grills while John, the head chef from Jolane’s cooked up some tasty burgers.

If all this talk about grilling and burgers is starting to make your mouth water, head over to our grilling section and get everything you need to enjoy some summer barbecues!

Visit’s link to see the full segment!

The Perfect Father’s Day: The gift dad really wants

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

Dad has been your personal chauffeur, your coach, personal bank, super hero, and probably held a hundred other titles – all for what? To help you succeed and be the confident, smart (duh! you’re reading this blog!) individual you are today. Why we don’t always thank the old man as much as we should – show him you really mean it by giving him a  gift for father’s day that will definitively make up for the time you lost his Babe Ruth ball over Mr. Mertle’s fence. (more…)

Abt At The Movies- Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

We are doing a new weekly segment called “Abt at the Movies”.  Every Tuesday we will be showcasing a new movie to come to home video and there will be a special price on a select home theater item good for one week only.  Check out our reviews and piece together your dream home theater!

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

There have been numerous incarnations of author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s titular character  “Sherlock Holmes” since his inception in the late 1800’s.  After numerous books, radio shows, comics, movies and TV shows, the character Sherlock Holmes and his trusty partner Jon Watson fell by the wayside. That is until Director Guy Ritchie stepped in.  Taking a depart from his usual movies of fast-paced indie action films, he decided to try his hand at creating a blockbuster hit movie with a blockbuster cast and presented his version of Sherlock Holmes, not as a foppish English detective, but as a man who uses his own fists as much as his brains.  Enter Sherlock Holmes in 2009 and you have a smashing success.  In true Hollywood fashion, when the original is good, the sequel MUST be better!


Apple WWDC Highlights Part 2: iOS 6

Monday, June 11th, 2012

Apple just finished wrapping up their presentation in Cupertino and they have all kinds of advancements in their new iOs6 software.  First and foremost is a HUGE Siri face-lift.  Below are the upgrades featured at Apple’s WWDC 2012. The beta version of iOS 6 is going out to developers today, but will be available to consumers in the fall. The new update will support iPhone 3GS and later, as well as the second and third-generation iPad.  Sorry old iPad users, this one’s not for you.


Apple WWDC Highlights Part 1: New Macbook Airs, Pros & OS X Mountain Lion

Monday, June 11th, 2012

Courtesy: Engadget

This morning we had the pleasure of following the excellent live blogging skills of Tim Stevens and Darren Murph from Engadget as they relayed every useful bit of information Apple had for us.  First off, kudos to the team at Engadget. The blog was seamless, to the point, and the pictures were perfect. Although we didn’t get any big information on an Apple TV set, or the iPhone 5, Apple gave us plenty of details and features  to get excited about. The newest generations of the Macbook (Air and Pro) were debuted as well as their lifeblood, OS X’s, newest Mountain Lion update.  Read more for everything you need to know about Apples newest line of “The Best Products Yet” (more…)

Josh Davis Visits WCIU’s “You & Me This Morning”

Sunday, June 10th, 2012

Josh Davis stopped by WCIU’s “You & Me This Morning” to discuss with host Melissa Foreman some excellent graduation gifts you can find at Abt Electronics.

The products depicted in the video are listed below and can all be purchased right here at

Adonit Flip Pen

iHome Docking Station

Tumi tech Series Messenger Bag

Time Store Watches

Beats Headphones