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Happy New Year!

Saturday, January 1st, 2011

Happy New Year from all of us at Abt Electronics .  We will be open form 11:30 am CST to 5:00 pm CST.  Our online site is open to shop 24 hrs a day! Wishing you and yours a happy, healthy 2011!

Giveaway of the Day!

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

Photographs can capture wonderful moments.  This holiday season we are giving out something to help you save those precious memories.  Today’s giveaway is Nikon’s COOLPIX 12.0 Megapixel camera.  Check out Abt’s Facebook site for more sweepstakes information!

Giveaway of the Day!

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

Crystal Clear HD TV, there’s really nothing like it.  That’s why our next giveaway prize will be Toshiba’s 19” LCD Flat Panel TV, model 19C100U.  Enjoy programming on this sleek, picturesque television.  If you haven’t yet, join us on Abt’s Facebook page for a chance to win and be informed with our daily updates and deals!

Free Shipping & Guaranteed Delivery by Christmas

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

Getting your gifts to their destination is the last and possibly most important step when ordering online.  We know how much people value security and timeliness for their special packages.  We here at Abt have made shopping online something to be more confident about.  If you make your purchase by 2pm Central Standard Time on December 17th, your items will make it to you or your recipient in time for Christmas.

Don’t worry about any post-sales return or exchange difficulties.  We’ve extended our return policy to January 15th, 2011.   For more information, follow our holiday shipping link.

12 Days of Giving Sweepstakes

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010
Who doesn’t like free things?!  From now until Christmas you can be one of 12 lucky winners to win one of 12 great prizes from Abt Electronics.  Simply visit Abt’s Facebook Page and “Like” our site to enter the sweepstakes.  It’s that simple.   We announce the winner the morning of each day.  If the winner does not contact us by the end of the day, we will choose a different winner.  Good luck!

Stay Safe With A Hard Drive Backup

Friday, October 15th, 2010

Last night I got a call from a good friend of mine who sounded frantic on the other end.  She explained to me that the computer she uses every day in her college courses started making this strange noise.  There was a constant “clicking” sound coming from her hard drive every time the unit would boot up.  The computer would not even make it to the home screen.  Being experienced with computers and computer problems, I knew exactly what the problem was: a damaged hard drive.  An inexpensive fix, but priceless files, such as her school documents, photos and music collections were lost.

When just a hard drive is broken, the computer itself is okay.  The monitor, processor, RAM, all operate, but if a hard drive is damaged, the computer will not load because of the lack of an effective operating system.  A hard drive can be replaced, and your computer’s original supplied restore disc will allow you to upload an operating system, unfortunately once it’s damaged, more often than not, all the information you saved on it cannot be retrieved.

The best advice I can give anyone who actively uses their computer, is to back up your documents and files.  This can be done as many times as you want and you can use standard CD-Rs, or DVD-Rs, but if you really want to be secure I recommend LaCie’s Rugged external hard drive.  It plugs in easily via USB, has a huge internal memory of 500 GB and can travel with you wherever you go.  This is an inexpensive investment that will save you not only time, but any grief from losing any valuable files that can never be restored.

-Chad Taylor

Bosch’s Extended 10 Year Motor Warranty Plan

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

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The founder of the Bosch Company, Robert Bosch once said, “I would rather lose money than the trust of my customers”.  In keeping with that company mantra, Bosch was pleased to announce their new extended 10 year motor warranty on their line of Bosch Vision washers and dryers.

In doing so, Bosch believes that the high quality motor used in their Vision products fully meets the high quality standards and traditions of the company.  The extended warranty is effective on those Vision washers and dryers purchased after April 1st, 2010.  This means, if you purchased and had a unit delivered after that date, the unit’s internal main motor is covered if a replacement is needed. If you own a Vision unit and would like to know more about the warranty, give us a call at 888-228-5800.

-Nick E.

So You Bought An Appliance. Now What?

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

You’ve just taken possession of your new appliance. Congratulations! The first thing to do is find the warranty card, fill out the necessary information, mail it to the manufacturer. After all the time you spent picking which product you wanted, don’t you want to know how to get the best use out of it? Grab a cup of tea or a glass of soda and learn about all the wonderful things your new toy can do for you.

The appliances we use today are much more advanced than ones made years ago. There are water-saving features with dishwashers and washing machines, and “energy-saving” is the buzzword for refrigerators and cooking appliances.

Here are just a few helpful hints I’d like to share with you.

- Dishwashers and washers require less soap than your old units. The soap dispensers in dishwashers do not need to be filled all the way, and too much soap leaves a white powdery film.
- Using a rinse-aid in the dishwasher helps the dishes to dry faster, leaves less spots and is recommended by the manufacturer.
- If the washing machine says to use HE soap, purchase only that kind. It is created just for these machines and a very small amount is required. More doesn’t always mean better (it only applies to chocolate and sleep).
- If you’ve gotten a refrigerator, be advised that it takes up to 24 hours for it to “settle” and know that it’s in a new home. This would be a good time to remove any tape holding parts in place, because if you wait until later it may not come off and I speak from experience…years of experience.
- Since we’re talking about refrigerators, stainless steel seems to be popular with a lot of folks. The biggest problem (granted, it’s cosmetic) is fingerprints. We have a premium stainless steel cleaner that works like a charm on those handprints. It’s Eco-friendly, made by Bayes and is only $9.95. They also make Eco-friendly cleaners for glass, ceramic, enamel, granite, marble, natural stone surfaces, barbeque cleaner and protectant, wood and bamboo cleaner, and even leather upholstery. All these products are only $9.95 for 125-175L per bottle.
- If you need a special part, our Appliance Parts Department can order any part for your appliance.

For more information, please contact our appliance service department or speak with a customer service representative through our live chat tool.

-Diane L.

End Of The Season Sale

Monday, September 20th, 2010

Looking for a new air conditioner or grill?  Save during Abt’s End of the Season sale on most air conditioners and grills, with an additional 10% off our everyday low prices.  Quantity is limited and these deals will not last long.

-Jennifer A.

We're An Exclusive AT&T Authorized Cellular Retailer

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

AT&T at Abt

Beginning September 1st, Abt will become an exclusive AT&T authorized cellular retailer. “We’ve been selling cell phone for a number of years, but want to focus on one carrier to provide the best customer experience possible” said Brian Rozycki, Abt’s cell phone department manager.

Stop by tomorrow to see which AT&T phones we will have in stock (supplies limited). If you’re looking for a new cell phone provider or looking to upgrade your phone and contract, our knowledgeable sales staff can assist with both.

-Jennifer A.