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Need A TV? Abt Has One For You!

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

HDTVs at Abt

When the days are getting shorter and the weather is getting cooler, you know that (regular) football season is almost here!

Here at Abt, we carry a wide assortment of TVs for homes and businesses to cheer on their favorite team.  We carry all major brands such as Sony, Samsung, Panasonic, Toshiba, LG, Sharp, Mitsubishi, Coby, SunBriteTV, Haier and Bang & Olufsen.  If you’re looking for a slim LED, an all-around picture from a LCD, the deep colors from a Plasma or the large sizes from DLPs, we have them all here at Abt.

Many of our manufacturers have great deals going on like the $2,700 instant rebate on the Samsung 46″ C9000 LED or the Sony XBR52HX909 3D bundle where you get a free 3D blu-ray player, 3D sync transmitter and 2 pairs of 3D glasses for free!

For more information on which TV is great for you, view our HDTV video buying guide, call one of our sales specialists or stop by the store.

-Jennifer A.

3D Bundles Galore

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

3D Bundles at Abt

Since everyone’s talking about 3D technology nowadays, Abt is proud to partner with our 3D manufacturers to offer our customers these special bundles to get 3D into their home.

One fantastic 3D bundle comes from LG with their 1-2-3D promotion.  Purchase a 47” or 55” either in the LX6500 series or LX9500 series and a BX580 3D blu-ray player, and you will receive two free pairs of 3D glasses (AGS100) and a free IMAX® Under The Sea 3D blu-ray movie (available via mail-in rebate).

If you’re interested in Panasonic 3D technology, take a look at this great bundle going on until 8/31.  If you purchase the 50” Plasma TCP50VT25 TV, you will get a free 3D blu-ray player DMPBDT350.  Please note that this bundle is only valid in-store or over the phone (local customers only).

Last, but not least, is the Samsung Triple Threat promotion.  Purchase any LED or Plasma C7000 or C8000 series HDTV, and you will receive the 3d blu-ray player BDC5900 and 3d starter kit SSGP2100T (which includes two free 3D glasses and the Monsters Vs. Aliens 3D blu-ray movie) for free until 9/4.

These promotions won’t last long so take advantage of them while you can! For more information on 3D technology, watch our 3D buying guide video or contact one of our sales specialists today at 888.228.5800.

-Jennifer A.

Get All You Need For 3D Home Viewing With Sony

Friday, July 9th, 2010

Everybody loves to get free things. Especially if the free items are things they want! Sony has a fantastic bundle going on right now where if you purchase a 46” or 55” HX800 TV, you get a free 3D Blu-ray player home theater system, a free 3D sync transmitter and two free pairs of 3D glasses (available in black, pink or blue). These free items retail at $899, so if you want to transform your home to have 3D movie theater quality and save some cash, take advantage of this bundle before it ends on July 17th. If you still have any questions about this bundle or 3D in general, speak with one of our television specials today at 888.228.5800 or stop by the store to experience 3D in person.

-Jennifer A.

Samsung's Triple Threat 3D Promo Ending Soon

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

Just a quick reminder, the “Triple Threat” 3D bundle offer from Samsung ends on Saturday. With the purchase of select Samsung 3D TVs (40C7000, 46C7000, and 55C7000), you will get a free Blu-ray player and the 3D Starter Kit (two free 3d Active Shutter Glasses and a 3D Blu-ray DVD). This is an amazing offer, don’t miss out.

-Kelly B.

Abt has a 3D Sony Bravia on Display

Monday, June 14th, 2010

Abt is one of the only stores in Illinois to have a 3D Bravia. It’s on display with a Playstation3 and the folks in the Sony Store have already downloaded some games. Right now you can come in the store and play Wipeout HD, MotorStorm HD, and SuperStardust all in 3D. Sony’s 3D Bravias aren’t actually available for purchase until next month, but if you want a sneak peek, come in and see them for yourself.

-Kelly B.

Check out the Samsung and Panasonic bundles at Abt

Friday, June 11th, 2010

It’s summer and it’s time to relax and have fun. Abt will have special promotion offers on products all summer long.

Right now through July 10th, Panasonic is offering a free communication camera—for use with Skype—when you purchase an eligible Viera PDP model (TC-P54G25, TC-P50G25, TC-P46G25, and TC-P42G25).

Starting this Sunday, June 13th, Samsung is offering a great 3D bundle with the purchase of select Samsung 3D TVs. When you purchase a Samsung 3D TV (40C7000, 46C7000, and 55C7000), you will get a free Blu-ray player and the 3D Starter Kit (two free 3d Active Shutter Glasses and a 3D Blu-ray DVD).

-Kelly B.

Watch the World Cup in 3D at Abt

Friday, June 11th, 2010

Do you like soccer—or should I say fútbol? How about fútbol in 3D? If you answered yes to any of those questions, stop by Abt today and see 2010 World Cup games in 3D at Abt’s Comcast or DIRECTV booths. For information on 3D or viewing the games in 3D, stop by Abt and speak with an Abt home theater specialist today!

-Kelly B.

3D Playstation 3 Games Now Available

Friday, June 11th, 2010

Today is a big day for Sony Playstation 3 owners and anyone who is planning to buy one. For the first time ever, PS3 is offering 3D games. The good news was revealed yesterday in Culver City, CA at conference focusing on the latest 3D technology.

Some of Sony’s top executives watched a presentation in 3D featuring 3D content from ESPN, the Discovery Channel, and Sony’s internal divisions. Some of the content included soon-to-be released 3D movies like Men in Black III, 3D Blu-ray movie content like Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, and some 3D video games like Gran Turismo 5, WipEout and MLB The Show 10.

Sony’s own, CEO and President, Sir Howard Stringer, commented on the quality of 3D on PS3, “When it comes to good versus mediocre 3D, you know the difference, Sony knows the difference. Good 3D is immersive, not jarring. It fuels the imagination and is easy to watch.”

If you are planning to purchase a new 3D or 3D-ready TV, now just might be the time. With the purchase of a Sony Bravia 3D TV, Sony is giving you four, 3D PS3 games and demos (rumored to be Super Stardust HD, WipEout HD, Pain, as well as the demo version of MotorStorm Pacific Rift); in addition, if you choose to register your TV, you will get a bonus voucher for two Blu-ray DVDs. The new Bravias are due to hit Abt’s shelves in July, so check back for more information on eligible 3D models and pricing.

-Kelly B.

Abt's Frequently Asked Questions

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

I recently spoke to the internet sales specialists at Abt, and I asked them what customers most frequently asked when they called in… I was surprised to hear that they all received the same questions repeatedly. So, I thought I would take a minute to post the most commonly asked questions and an answer to them.

Most Frequently Asked Questions:

1. Do you price match?
Yes, Abt price matches with authorized dealers of products. Usually authorized sellers appear on the manufacturer’s brand page. If you have trouble locating that information, just give us a call and we can assist you with determining if the store you would like to price match is an authorized seller.

2. What are Abt’s store hours?
Abt’s store hours are located here.

3. Where is Abt located, and when I call in am I speaking to someone at that location?
Abt’s directions and directions are available here.

4. What are Abt’s delivery areas?
Abt delivers and does service within 100 miles of the store. Here is a delivery and service map:

5. How can I tell which water filter is right for my refrigerator?
If you have purchased a refrigerator in the past 6-12 months, then you can simply go on Abt.com and look for accessories under the manufacturer of the refrigerator and the correct filter will be listed. If you have a model that is over a year old, you can call an Abt sales specialist for assistance in finding the filter for you.

6. How much is shipping on my item? You can calculate the shipping cost for your item(s) on Abt.com. For example, look at the image below. The customer is buying a large microwave to be shipped to Los Angeles, CA. You will input your zip code and shipping will be calculated for you. Abt offers free shipping on thousands of items throughout the store.

7. Do I have to pay tax? Only if you are a resident of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, or Wisconsin you will have to pay the tax for your state.
Illinois: 9.75%
Indiana: 7%
Michigan: 6%
Wisconsin: 5.1%-5.5% depending on the county in which you reside.

8. Are the product that you sell new or refurbished?
Abt sell new products as well as floor models, otherwise known as open box. If you are looking for an open box item, you may request that, otherwise you are going to get a new item.

9. Why can’t you ship Wolf, Sub-Zero, GE Monogram, Kitchen Aid, Viking, Thermador, GE Café, and Jenn Air products to me?
Abt is bound to a contract with the manufacturers of those products. Based on the contract, you can purchase Kitchen Aid products on-line, but they can only be shipped within 100 miles of the store. Likewise, the other brands have restricted delivery areas, but can’t be purchased on-line.

Wolf, Sub-zero, Kitchen Aid, Viking, and Thermador can be shipped to a 100 mile radius of the store, see map below:

Jenn Air can be shipped to a 150-mile radius, see map below:

GE Monogram and GE Café can be shipped to Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri, Indiana, and Kentucky, see map below:

10. What is 3D and how can I get it?
3D is the latest TV technology and anyone can get it at home. You will need a few necessary components that can make 3D in your living room a reality: a 3D or 3D-ready TV, 3D compatible HDMI cables, a 3D Blu-ray player, a 3D satellite or cable box, and 3D active shutter glasses. For more information on 3D technology, take a look at the 3D guide on Abt.com.

-Kelly B.

Watch the Masters in 3D

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

Watch the Masters Tournament in 3D at Abt! We have two dedicated Samsung 3D TVs available for you to see the latest 3D technology in action. Abt has everything you need to watch this year’s Masters in a way that you have never seen it before. The 2010 Masters will be broadcast April 7-11th on ESPN and CBS.

Speak with an Abt sales specialist for help creating a 3D experience for your home. It’s easier than you might think; all you need is a 3D TV, 3D glasses, an HD cable box, and the appropriate HDMI cable.

For more information on 3D technology, check out the 3D information page on Abt.com

-Kelly B.