Appliances
Unlike Any Store You've Ever Seen
Free Shipping on Thousands of Products
Award-Winning Customer Service

TheBolt

The official blog of Abt Electronics & Appliances

Posts Tagged ‘electronics’

Abt’s 4th of July Sale Starts Today!

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

4th of July sale

As the month of June is coming to an end, it’s hard to believe that July is almost here! That means America’s most celebrated holiday is just around the corner, the 4th of July. A weekend dedicated to celebrating the birth of our great country, enjoying awesome firework shows and barbecue, and of course spending time with friends and family. Starting today, celebrate America during our 4th of July Sale! Find great deals on tons of products like appliances, TVs, speakers and more. Stay cool with a new LG 12,000 BTU Window Air Conditioner or enjoy your music outside with Klipsch 5.25″ Two Way All Weather Loudspeakers.  Whatever products you may need for the summer, enjoy incredible savings throughout the site on our already low prices. Hurry while the sale ends Monday, July 4th at 11 pm CST.

 

Click here to start shopping now!

(more…)

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterPin on PinterestShare on Google+Email this to someone

Memorial Day Sale Starts Today!

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

The unofficial kick off to summer is just days away, and we’re starting the summer right with our annual Memorial Day Sale. Save throughout the site, on everything from laundry packages to cameras. Need a fan or A/C unit to keep you cool this summer? Click on the banner below for a promo code that will save you $50 off your purchase of $500 or more.* Act fast and start shopping now while this sale is here until May 30th! Also, free shipping on select grills and A/C units*!

 


memorial-day-banner
(more…)

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterPin on PinterestShare on Google+Email this to someone

Customer Appreciation Sale on Abt.com

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

Abt Customer Appreciation Sale

Our Customer Appreciation Sale is now underway on Abt.com. The Customer Appreciation Sale is a way of  showing our appreciation to our customers who keep us in business. As a family-owned business, our goal is to give our customers the best shopping experience in-store and online.From now until Sunday, March 13th, save throughout the site during our customer appreciation sale on products like appliances, TVs, vacuums, and more! Don’t miss out on these deals and start shopping now by clicking here!

(more…)

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterPin on PinterestShare on Google+Email this to someone

CES 2016: Samsung with World’s Largest 170″ SUHDTV

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

Samsung is one the largest manufacturer of TVs in the world, they just showcased the largest 170 ” SUHDTV this week at CES 2016 and our team got to see it. It is huge! The gigantic TV and the rest of Samsung’s SUHD TV line, 8 series and above, possess quantum dot display. This type of display will enhance the view of colors, brightness, and contrast, making it an enjoyable, realistic view. The quantum dot display consists of 1000 nits of brightness that will create a brighter picture and with Samsung’s new ultra black technology, this feature will accentuate the blacks while viewing. The quantum dot display is great for high dynamic range content like Amazon. To make the viewing experience exceptionally realistic, the SUHD TVs will have a larger color spectrum, that means more colors and a brighter picture.

The picture is amazing on Samsung's 170" SUHD TV.

The picture on Samsung’s 170″ SUHD TV is amazing!

But that’s not it! This 170″ TV isn’t just one big TV. The 170″ TV is made up of multiple small TVs to make one big picture, Samsung calls this concept “Modular TV“.  Modular TV consists of  smaller TVs -without bezels , linked together to create a seamless and bigger view. Although Samsung has not started this concept, the bezeless design is carried over to their consumer line. Customers interested in the 8 and 9 series SUHD TVs can also benefit from the bezeless design with a near invisible bezel.

 

These modules have a bezeless design to create a seamless look.

These modules have a bezeless design to create a seamless look.

It might be a while for Samsung to have 170″ TVs in stores, but Saumsung’s 8 and 9 series SUHD TVs are available to customers. Maybe one day this 170″ SUHD TV will be displayed at our store!

 

 

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterPin on PinterestShare on Google+Email this to someone

Abt Electronics at GDGT Chicago

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

GDGT was held recently in Chicago and it was the third year in a row Abt Electronics stopped by with our own booth and representatives.

(more…)

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterPin on PinterestShare on Google+Email this to someone

CRT Glass Recycling Project

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

 

Ghosts of Technology’s Past

A major trend in technology is its (potential) positive benefits towards the environment and a sustainable future; products are running cleaner and having less environmental impact than ever before.  At Abt Electronics we believe the industry should follow the trend of the products and continue to move towards a sustainable future. Our Green Program includes an E85-ready delivery fleet, the elimination of paper catalogs, and even provides bicycles to employees who leave for lunch as an alternative to driving. A proactive program will lead us towards the future but what about all the “dead technologies” of the past and the waste they’ve left behind?

As televisions and monitors improve in performance in size, we are left with the remains of wide-bodied and bulky screens of technology’s past. A main component of these products was CRT, or “cathode ray tube” glass. When this technology was current, old screens were recycled into new ones, and the CRT glass recycling market flourished.  Now, in the age of LCD and LED displays, we find ourselves without a responsible solution for the removal of this legacy technology. We ask ourselves, “How do we responsibly and cost-effectively recycle billions of pounds of lead-heavy CRT glass?”

As part of the eCycling Leadership Initiative, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), and InnoCentive, sponsored a contest to address the issue. Contestants were challenged to develop compelling economic and environmentally preferable solutions for CRT televisions and monitors and the winners were recently announced.

The Eco-Challenge received 57 solutions and three were chosen as winners. Robert Kirby, a mechanical engineer from New Mexico suggested incorporating the CRT glass into tiles and brick.  Another winner, Nulife Glass Processing Ltd., based in Manchester, U.K. proposed a solution already being implemented across the United Kingdom that involves extracting the lead from the glass without hazardous waste or emissions.

The most impressive solution was sent in by Mario Rosato, a Spanish environmental engineer and winner of four previous InnoCentive Challenges. Rosato proposed a closed-loop chemical process that separates the lead, in the form of hydrated PbO , from the glass. The hydrated PbO in then thermally decomposed to yield PbO, a lead commodity of high value in a variety of industries.

Each solution solves the growing problem of useless CRT glass and helps create, and promote a sustainable technological future. For more information on Abt Electronics’ green initiatives click here!

-Scott H.

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterPin on PinterestShare on Google+Email this to someone

Abt.com Customer Appreciation Sale

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

Shop early and save throughout the site during our Customer Appreciation Sale plus get Free Shipping on 1000s of items.  Now through Monday, 02/13/12 @ 11:59 pm (CST) find great deals on appliances, electronics, accessories and more at Abt.com!

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterPin on PinterestShare on Google+Email this to someone

Abt’s Year End Sale!

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

Shop early and save throughout the site during our Year End Sale plus get Free Shipping on 1000s of items.  Now through Tuesday, 01/03/12 @ 11:59 pm (CST).  Find exactly what you are looking for and shop our wide selection of electronics, appliances, kitchen items, home automation and more!

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterPin on PinterestShare on Google+Email this to someone

Cyber Monday at Abt Electronics

Monday, November 28th, 2011

If you haven’t finished up your holiday shopping, Abt has all your Cyber Monday deals.  The last few years Cyber Monday has competed against Black Friday as the go-to holiday deal day.  Today will be no different with great prices on all your favorite items.  Shop our website or give us a call at 888-228-5800.

Check out our sales specialist Josh Davis on Chicago’s You & Me This Morning, with some great Cyber Monday items!

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterPin on PinterestShare on Google+Email this to someone

Thanksgiving Sale at Abt!

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Right now, you can save throughout our website during our Thanksgiving Sale, plus free shipping on most items.  Start your holiday shopping right away and get great deals on appliances, electronics and more!

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterPin on PinterestShare on Google+Email this to someone