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Why Shop Abt?

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

At Abt we are truly dedicated to providing excellent customer service, quality products, and professional help both before, during and even after sales.  We appreciate all our customers and if you have just heard of us, and don’t know too much about us, we promise to treat you as a person, not just a number.  Don’t take our word for it.  Hear what our actual customers have to say:

Dorm Room Must Haves with Abt on Chicago’s WLS

Sunday, August 21st, 2011

This morning, our go-to local news host, Josh Davis, was with Chicago’s WLS Channel 7 showing off some great products to add to a new college student’s dorm room.  Studies have shown that dorm rooms are becoming less basic and are actually incorporating high end electronics.  All the products seen in the video can be purchased directly off  Check out this morning’s segment with Josh and WLS!

Out With the Old In With the New

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

If you are looking to upgrade your electronics, no use in just throwing them away.  you can bring them over to Abt Electronics and we will give you credit for them towards new products.  Just bring them into the store, or check out the Trade-In Online link on our site to get started.  It’s that easy!

Epson 3D Printer Can Create Your Very Own Plastic Anything

Friday, August 12th, 2011

Epson has outdone themselves with creating something I would have only dreamed of having when I was a youngster.  Epson’s new printer named Object260 Connex, is a 3D printer that works with your computer and accompanying software to create physical 3D objects.  In other words, you can program the printer to create your own action figures!

During a convention in Vancouver recently, Epson brought along some Hollywood examples of how its multi-material Objet260 Connex helped movie makers craft prototype creatures before they were inserted into the storyline.

Iron Man mask made by the printer.  Image courtesy of Endgadget 

Yes the printer can be used by manufacturers to create prototype tools, appliance parts and other sorts of important things, but honestly, who wouldn’t want to have a ready-made action figure printer at their disposal?  The current price tag is around tens of thousands of dollars, but don’t worry, I’m just waiting till the price drops to get my own.

Back to School Specials

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

Abt has a select line of excellent ideas for new students.  Shop our Back to School section and find great computers, appliances, MP3 players and more.  Be prepared this school year with all the essentials to stay head of the class!

Bundle Up and Save!

Sunday, August 7th, 2011

Right now, you can get the most for your money when you bundle up on products at Abt Electronics.  Choose from select electronics and other items from top brands and receive additional savings.  Start bundling up, today!

WGN Kid’s Day Fair!

Saturday, August 6th, 2011

Abt made a special appearance at Chicago’s WGN Kid’s Day Fair yesterday morning.  It was a great turn out with over 2,500 kids showing up playing games, taking picture with Benny the Bull and other WGN Channel 9 personalities.

Abt was handing out rulers, pencils, pens, backpacks and  squeezable Abt Truck toys all to help promote excitment for the upcoming school year.  Special thanks to Cari Boyk, Steve Shapiro and Jessica Santa from Abt for their involvement in the event.  I think a few of the Abt Employees may have had a bit more fun that some of the kids from the looks of it…

Steve Shapiro and Benny the Bull



Abt’s New Billboard

Friday, August 5th, 2011

If you are driving North on I-294 through Glenview, be on the lookout for our new billboard.  The new electric billboard will keep drivers and potential customers informed about new events and deals at our store.  Make sure to see what’s new at Abt when on the expressway, and as always, drive safely!

Abt Has Great Financing Deals!

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

Right now, you can purchase the kitchen, or home theater of your dreams with 12 months of no interest.  When you open up an Abt Finance card, you can enjoy shopping our store and finance your products to make any remodling a bit easier on you and your wallet.

Come in the store or apply online for our Abt card.  Interest is free as long as the balance is paid before the promotional months are over.  Choose from six to twelve months as well as other financing options.

Com Ed and Abt: Working Overtime

Monday, July 25th, 2011

ComEd customer demand reached an all-time high peak usage milestone late Wednesday, with demand reaching 23,753 megawatts, exceeding the utility’s previous peak of 23,618 megawatts on Aug. 1, 2006.

With the increasing temperatures and wild storms, all of us here at Abt are putting in a little extra work too, and making sure our customers keep cool and their power stays on.  Our demand for air conditioners and generators have increased drastically the last week.  This extra work hasn’t slowed us down at all though.  “Sales are through the roof, trucks were making up to three pick ups a day”, said John Panchisin, Abt’s store manager.  Panchisin also added that his trucks have been picking up generators and AC units even in the middle of the night to keep up with demand.

If you are still looking for an A/C or need a generator to get your house back in working order, give us a  call at 888-228-5800 or shop our site.