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Giveaway of the Day!

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

Crystal Clear HD TV, there’s really nothing like it.  That’s why our next giveaway prize will be Toshiba’s 19” LCD Flat Panel TV, model 19C100U.  Enjoy programming on this sleek, picturesque television.  If you haven’t yet, join us on Abt’s Facebook page for a chance to win and be informed with our daily updates and deals!

Giveaway of the Day!

Monday, December 20th, 2010

Love movies?  Wish you can take them everywhere you go?  You can do that with a portable DVD player.  Today’s prize is for a Coby 7” Portable DVD Player.  With it’s widescreen and long battery life you can enjoy your favorite flick on the move.  Check out our Facebook page for more details.

Giveaway of the Day!

Sunday, December 19th, 2010

Who will be the lucky winner of our next prize?  Today we will be giving away an LG Blu-ray player model BD530.  The ultimate in movie experience, this Blu-ray player has full HD 1080p with DVD up-scaling and BD Live capabilities.  Visit our Facebook page for full details.

Giveaway of the Day!

Saturday, December 18th, 2010

Up next as the giveaway prize is an Apple 2GB Blue iPod Shuffle. With up to 15 hrs of battery life, built-in clip, easy controls, this ultra portable iPod is perfect for working out or anywhere on the go.  For more details check out our Facebook page.

Giveaway of the Day!

Friday, December 17th, 2010

Today we will be giving away the All-Clad 5.5 Quart Aluminum Dutch Oven to a lucky winner from our Facebook Page.  This item is great for low cooking meats, or simmering stews and soups.  If you haven’t yet joined, visit Abt’s Facebook page for more information.  Good Luck!

12 Days of Giving Sweepstakes

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010
Who doesn’t like free things?!  From now until Christmas you can be one of 12 lucky winners to win one of 12 great prizes from Abt Electronics.  Simply visit Abt’s Facebook Page and “Like” our site to enter the sweepstakes.  It’s that simple.   We announce the winner the morning of each day.  If the winner does not contact us by the end of the day, we will choose a different winner.  Good luck!

Behind the Bolt: Terry Forrest; Four Decades and Still Going Strong

Monday, November 8th, 2010

The year was 1967.  Fresh out of high school Terry Forrest was looking for a temporary summer job to earn some money.  Hearing that a company in his neighborhood was looking for employees, he applied and got hired to be their driver.  One day after his deliveries, he was approached by none other than Bob Abt, telling him he should get himself a white t-shirt and a tie so he could hit the sales floor the next day.

Fast forward to 2010. Terry has spent the last 43 years working for the Abt family and is currently the longest working employee outside of Bob Abt. Through these years Terry has amassed a large group of friends and colleagues, some of which even began as his customers. When I first approached him about writing a story about him, he looked at me through his veteran blue eyes with some uncertainty.

“Is this gonna be on that Facebook?” he asked, while shuffling his papers.

“Not quite” I said, moving forward.

With over four decades under his belt, Terry exemplifies what it is to be a dedicated worker.  In this day in age to have been working for so long, for the same company, is an achievement in itself.  That kind of commitment also comes with an abundance of work. But like a switch, he looked back at me, sat down, gave me a smile and asked, “What would you like to know?”

Terry has seen the store change locations four times.   He has worked through the rise and fall of technologies like Beta-Max, 8-Track players and Laser Discs. Over the many years, one thing has stayed the same and that’s simply, to always “do the right thing.”

He was thankful to be able to provide for his family members throughout the years by keeping to that motto.  “When you are with a first time customer, really listen to what they want. Give them a great price and they will return”.  He has sold to a wide range of customers, from first time home owners to retirees. His excellent customer service and sales experience has even led some customers to have stayed with him since they met him, some going back 35 years.

Just then, his phone began to ring. Terry rolled his chair back in front of his computer, readied his pad and pen and picked up the phone.  “All right.  Let me know if you need anything else”, he said to me before he began speaking with his customer.  I didn’t know how long the person on the other end had been working with Terry, but I knew one thing, they were in good hands.

-Nick Eugenis

Who's Going To Win The Abt/Electrolux Bake Off Contest?

Friday, August 27th, 2010

Electrolux BakeOff Contest At Abt

Our Facebook poll closes today at 5pm for the Abt/Electrolux Bake Off Contest.  Fan can choose their favorite treat from the five finalists.  The winner of the Facebook poll will win a $50 Abt.com gift card.  You can cheer on the Facebook winner tomorrow in our store when the contestants bring in their desserts for our judges to try.  The winner tomorrow will win an Abt gift card in the amount of $7,999 to purchase their dream Electrolux kitchen.

Who do you think will win?  Will it be Andrea’s Peppermint Chocolate Cake, Bill’s Chicago “Cub” Cakes, Renee’s Sweet Tart Squares, Nancy’s Turtle Cheesecake Lollipops, or Audrey’s Pistachio Chocochew Cookies?  Vote on Facebook or stop by tomorrow to find out!

-Jennifer A.

PS – Don’t forget that you can win a $50 Abt.com gift card just by commenting on our blog posts! :)

Will You Flip for the BACKFLIP?

Saturday, January 9th, 2010

The Motorola BACKFLIP isn’t the average Android Smartphone. Equipped with MOTOBLUR, it will sync all your friends, pics, emails, messages, Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter. Your phone will be constantly updated and backed-up. As if the social aspects of the BACKFLIP weren’t enough, this phone can also be your personal, hands-free video player, music player, digital picture frame, and alarm clock, all-in-one.

 

-Kelly B.