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Recycle Old Goods For Gift Cards

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

Even though Earth Week is coming to an end, Abt is eco-friendly every day. One of the lesser-known programs Abt participates in is super eco-friendly and has more to offer than just helping the environment. Abt is a proud participant in the CE Exchange. It’s a program for those with unwanted electronics who don’t just want to recycle or throw them away. It’s fast and easy to participate, just visit http://www.abt.com/Abt_CExchange.php3 and begin the quick three step process.

The CE Exchange will appraise your electronics, send you a pre-paid mailing label, and when the item is received, they send you a gift card for use at Abt, in the amount that was appraised.

Currently, the CE exchange is accepting mp3 players, mobile phones, gaming systems, cameras, camcorders, computers, and GPS systems.

The process is simple, choose the category of the item that you would like to recycle, then locate the model and click on it. For instance if you are hoping to trade in your iPhone, go to the phones category, pick Apple (manufacturer), then locate the model number of the phone (2G-3GS), just click on the model and see what it’s worth. After you complete the process and send in the item it will be processed, and a gift card will be mailed. Local customers can complete the process in the showroom and qualify for an immediate gift card.

For more information on CE Exchange, speak with an Abt customer service specialist today.

-Kelly B.

Spring Forward

Friday, March 12th, 2010

Spring ahead with Abt. We are having a Pre-Spring Customer Appreciation Sale now through March 14th, the start of Daylight Savings Time.

Every year we lose an hour of sleep by setting our clocks ahead one hour, but we gain energy-saving environmental benefits. By better utilizing the daylight hours we save energy; everyday in March and April there is a potential to save energy equivalent to 100,000 barrels of oil. In California alone, people save a combined 11 million kilowatt hours of energy during Daylight Savings Time, enough to power 1600 homes. Just think of the collective impact on the environment. It may seem like a small amount, but over time it really adds up.

Each year when Daylight Savings Time approaches, the Abt sales specialists field hundreds of questions from customers on changing clocks and time keeping devices in the home.

It can be time consuming and frustrating if you are not familiar with how to change all of the different clocks in your home, especially because clocks aren’t the only time keepers that need to be reset. Many appliances and electronics in the home will need to be changed as well. Ovens, Microwaves, VCRs, DVD players, older TVs, watches, and clock radios will all need to spring forward. If you need help setting your clocks, come into the store or give us a call.

Come to Abt Saturday or Sunday for the Pre-Spring Customer Appreciation Sale and speak with a sales specialist with any of your questions.

-Kelly B.

Flip Your Disc?

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

Have you been leery of buying DVDs lately? Are you thinking that you might purchase a Blu-ray player in the future and don’t want to spend money on a DVD, only to replace it with a Blu-ray? Well, you aren’t alone and there might be a solution early January 2010.

The Blu-ray Disc Association just released the date for their “flipper” discs. January 19, 2010 discs which are compatible with both Blu-ray and DVD players will launch. One side will contain a DVD movie and on the flip side there will be a Blu-ray format movie.

A few questions come to mind… Will all movies be available in “flipper” format? What will they cost? Will they be more expensive than Blu-ray discs? Will the quality be just as good as a single format disc?

The first movies to be released in the new BD-59 format are The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy, and the Bourne Ultimatum. According to the official Blu-ray website, the Bourne Trilogy will also be available as individually packaged Blu-rays.

-Kelly B.