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Save on New Year’s Fitness Bundles

January 3rd, 2017

If getting in shape is on your list of New Year’s resolutions, but you just can’t seem to make it to the gym, maybe it’s time to bring the gym home to you. A treadmill, elliptical machine or stationary bike are great ways to get a regular cardio workout in, and when they’re in the next room over it’s hard to make excuses to skip your workout. Now, for a limited time, when you buy select machines at Abt, you’ll get one or more fitness gadgets to help in your journey to a better you, absolutely free. Read the rest of this entry »

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Abt is Going to CES 2017!

December 30th, 2016

In the consumer electronics industry, the holiday shopping season is just the first half of the fun of winter. Every January, thousands upon thousands of people (177,393 in 2016, to be exact) descend upon Las Vegas to attend CES, the Consumer Electronics Show. CES is the world’s largest technology trade show,  bringing together manufacturers, retailers, journalists, and anyone with a foot in the tech industry for a week of new product reveals, technology exhibitions and all kinds of other high-tech fun. And we’ll be in the thick of the action, covering all of the most exciting CES 2017 happenings here on the Abt Blog and on the Abt YouTube Channel.

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2016: Abt’s Year in Review

December 29th, 2016

New Year’s Eve is just a few days away, which brings to an end one of the most fun-filled, eventful years in Abt’s history. As we close out 2016, here’s a look back at some of the notable happenings at Abt, in no particular order:

Unveiling of the Abt Inspiration Studio

The Inspiration Studio is the result of Bob Abt’s vision for the ultimate kitchen showroom imaginable. As John Hammond from Jurassic Park might say, “We spared no expense.” Filled with the finest appliances in the industry, in kitchen vignettes created by renowned kitchen designer Mick DeGiulio, the Inspiration Studio is meant to do just what its name says. Working appliances and a welcoming environment are here to inspire customers to discover the design or products that will become their dream kitchen. Read the rest of this entry »

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It’s Time To Start Cooking With Frigidaire’s Induction Technology

December 26th, 2016

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Induction cooking is the safest and most efficient way to cook your favorite meals. Induction cooktops use electricity and electromagnetic technology to heat only the pan, which leaves the burner plate much cooler than a standard electric radiant burner. Basically, the pan becomes the burner, which eliminates heat transfer through the glass cooktop surface. In order for this to occur, induction cooking requires magnetic cookware. So if a magnet can stick to your pan you can use it with a Frigidaire induction cooktop! People everywhere are switching over to Frigidaire’s induction technology. Check out the video below to find out why, and read on to learn more about all of the amazing benefits!

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Happy Holidays!

December 24th, 2016

Happy Holidays, from all of us here at Abt! We hope everyone has a joyous weekend, whether it’s filled with vibrant family celebrations or calm, quiet nights. As a reminder, we will be closing early on Christmas Eve (at 6 p.m. CST) and will be closed all day Christmas Day, spending some much needed time unwinding after a hectic shopping season. Abt will be back to normal store hours on Monday, for those of you who’ve got gift cards to spend or returns to make!

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‘Tis the Season for Remote Car Starters

December 22nd, 2016

Though we’ve been experiencing freezing temperatures for a few weeks now, winter has only just begun. That means we can probably expect a few more months of cold, snow, and miserable mornings trying to clean off car windows and waiting for the heat to get going. An easy solution to those hassles? Install a remote car starter!

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For those who live in areas with long winters, the one-time expense of a installing a car remote start system is an investment that will pay dividends for years. With the press of a single button—or even a tap on your smartphone—you can start your car from the comfort of your home, and enjoy a warm seat and clear windows by the time you get into it. Abt is proud to install remote car starters from Viper, the industry leader in remote starter systems.  Available remote starters run the gamut in price and features, from entry-level systems with basic functions to advanced smartphone starting systems that let you turn your car on from almost anywhere in the world.  All remote starters are installed by Abt’s award-winning mobile audio installation team, and can usually be completed in just a few hours.

For more information or to schedule an appointment for a remote starter installation, please contact our Mobile Audio department at 847-544-2281.

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LG Channel Plus Is Finally Bringing Your Favorite Live TV & Streaming Content Together!

December 19th, 2016

There has never been a better time to look at an LG TV than now, because once again LG has set the benchmark with a new feature called Channel Plus, which gives you an all new way to access content through your TV. Channel Plus takes all of the confusion out of watching content from multiple sources by combining all of them into a single system for a seamless viewing experience. LG has partnered with Xumo to provide more than fifty channels of digital content for their users, featuring content from network stations and streaming channels, and combined this with over-the-air broadcasts. The result is a stress-free interface that makes it easy to watch content from across all sources. Perhaps the best aspect of the new Channel Plus feature is that all this new content is completely free of charge. Thats right, 50+ channels of original programming that won’t cost you a penny in monthly subscription fees.

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Ugly Christmas Sweaters at Abt

December 16th, 2016

The holiday season is by far the busiest time of the year at Abt, so it can get pretty stressful. That gives us all the more reason to find ways to fit a little fun into the day. And since today is National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day, what better way to have fun than to partake with our own display of gaudy garments? From modern sports-themed ugly sweaters to genuinely vintage “found in the basement” grandma sweaters, the tackiness was on display in every corner of the store.

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Abt-solutely Delicious: Holiday Cookie Edition

December 15th, 2016

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One of the best things during holiday season is the sweet aroma of baked goods, especially cookies! That’s why we decided to make this week’s Holiday Edition of Abt-solutely Delicious all about cookies. You can bring these soft and chewy ginger molasses cookies to your annual cookie exchange with friends or to holiday dinner with family, they’re perfect for any occasion. Read the rest of this entry »

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2016 Holiday Shipping Deadlines

December 13th, 2016

It may be hard to believe, but we’re quickly approaching Christmas and the start of Hanukkah, which means the days are numbered if you want your electronics and appliances to arrive by December 24th. This graphic contains all of the important holiday shipping dates you’ll need to know if you’ve still got some shopping to complete.

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If you’d like to take advantage of our everyday free ground shipping service—which is available on thousands of products throughout the site—you’ll need to have your order in by next Monday, December 19th. But if you need more time, you’re in luck. From December 16-21, we’re offering 50% off expedited shipping. So all of you last-minute shoppers still have over a week to find the right gift and receive it by December 24th. And for our local customers, remember that you can buy online and pick up in store as late as Christmas Eve.

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