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Onstar FMV At Abt!

OnStar FMV (For My Vehicle), the first out-of-the-box application of OnStar’s “blue button” automotive safety and security services that can work on 90 million older vehicles, is now on sale at Abt Electronics.  OnStar has been a staple in new cars for many years, offering a monthly service that allows drivers to get navigation information, immediate on-site assistance and general car security features.  Now, people with cars that never had OnStar factory installed, can…

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Lollapalooza Sweepstakes!

Every year Chicago plays host to one of the biggest musical fests of the year: Lollapalooza.  Throngs of people come out to Chicago’s Grant Park and spend day after day enjoying good food, good music, and maybe even some mud fights and mosh pits. Abt is pleased to announce a contest to get you into the biggest music party this summer.  Visit our Lollapalooza page, fill out the official entry form and…

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Great Selection with Abt Electronics

In an ever competitive retail market, providing products for consumers can be difficult to reach the top.  This is especially true if smaller, independently owned retail stores are challenging corporate owned, “big box” retailers. An article wirtten by CBSMoneywatch.com, they list five things NOT to purchase at the home improvement giant, “Home Depot”.  While Home Depot is an excellent location for consumers to shop when they need to spruce up the home with basic…

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Sony’s Marketing Techniques Get Unique

With what seems to be somewhat of an over saturated market for tablets, Sony is preparing consumers for their version of the popular, portable electronics device coming out in Q4 with ominous commercials. Sony is no stranger to unique advertisements, but one has to ask; when does unique advertising become too, “flashy”? In early June, Sony released a commercial ominously introducing their tablet. I was intrigued by the single-shot, “Mouse Trap” look-a-like and even was hypnotized…

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Happy Fourth of July!

“Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, to assure the survival and success of liberty.” -President John F. Kennedy Abt Electronics would like to wish everyone a happy, healthy and safe Fourth of July!  Our store will be open from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm CST and our website Abt.com is…

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Fight the Sun with New Shades

If you’ve stopped into Abt recently, there’s no doubt you saw our new sunglasses display.  Conveniently located and easily accessible to our customers, the display holds all our sunglasses brands.  Stop on by and see what looks best on you. If you aren’t from the Chicagoland area, don’t worry, you can shop our Sunglasses Selection on our website and have them mailed directly to you!…

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Shopping With Your Smartphone

When it comes to a unique way of shopping, an interesting trend has been growing.  Consumers using their smart phones to look for stores, best prices and online purchases has been steadily increasing the last several years.  Already, 25 of the 30 top online retailers have iPhone apps, even though less than 15 percent of online consumers report having used their mobile phones to buy something. Research company Forrester Research states that mobile shopping, which…

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Enjoy the Summer Outdoors

One of the greatest things about summer is the warm weather and the pleasures of sitting outside soaking in rays or enjoying an evening under the stars.  Make each trip outdoors even more memorable by adding your favorite soundtrack to your activities.  Here at Abt, we have a great deal on outdoor speakers. Choose your favorite color, size and design to perfect outdoor experience.  Shop our full line of outdoor speakers.…

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Scavenger Hunt Blog Post Winner

I am quite happy that the blog for our scavenger hunt was such a great story.  Thank you to all who took the time and commented on it.  The winner for the $100 gift card is, Scott S!  Congratulations!! The Grand Prize Winner for the Scavenger Hunt will be posted today, June 27th at 5:01 CST.  There’s still time to unscramble that word and enter it into the official Scavenger Hunt Contest…

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