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The Consumers Have Spoken!

Saturday, June 11th, 2011

Abt Electronics is pleased to announce that the July 2011 of Consumer Reports awards Abt as number one in Best Price, Best Selection and Best All-Around Experience.  This is the second year in a row this prestigious honor has been  awarded to Abt by Consumer Reports.

Consumers from across the country all voted in these categories that also included popular big-box electronics stores as well as other smaller electronics chains.  For extended information, read more on Consumer Reports’ article, “Where to Buy Appliances“.

This is a great honor to all of us here, as these are reports done by the consumers themselves.  We appreciate every one of our customers and continue to strive to be the best at everything we offer.

What Will You Buy on Black Friday?

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

Consumer Reports did a poll about the most wanted products this Black Friday. The poll showed that 70 percent of the 1,001 adults, who participated, planned to purchase consumer electronics, and 71 percent plans to buy clothing.

Almost surprising, more than half of the Black Friday shoppers polled will be purchasing an electronic for themselves. Not as surprising, approximately three-quarters of the same shoppers polled will be purchasing an electronic for someone else.

Of the electronics on shoppers lists, 22 percent intend to purchase an mp3 player or an iPod, 46 will buy a specific video game or accessory, 21 percent will get a video game console, 20 percent are looking for a laptop or netbook, and 13 percent are on the hunt for a TV.

Thinking of all of the crowded retail outlets, 53 percent of the polled consumers expected on-line retailers would have competitive bargains just like the crowded malls; while a shocking 28 percent of the 1,001 polled shoppers plan to physically visit a store. Thus proving, on-line shopping is quickly becoming a preferred method for shopping.

More than one out of every five adults plans to purchase a TV either Black Friday, during or after the holiday season. Out of those shoppers, over half are looking for a TV 40” or larger. HD or a better picture, size, specific programming needs, adding additional TVs to the household, and desire for a flat-panel TV are the main reasons for TV purchases this season.

-Kelly B.