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September 2008

Products

Hooray For Blu-ray

The research firm DisplaySearch is predicting that worldwide sales of Blu-ray players will triple this year and double next year as prices fall, more titles get released in the Blu-ray format, and more people continue to purchase HDTVs. Blu-ray, for those of you who don’t know, is an optical disc format that enables recording, rewriting, and playback of…

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Learning Center

Track Your Abt GiftCard Balances Online

Many of you are already familiar with Abt GiftCards. If you’re giving gifts to people who are hard to buy for, these are a great way to make sure the recipients get exactly what they want—and recently we’ve made some changes that make our GiftCards even more convenient to use. Now you can purchase and redeem both in-store…

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Apple MacBook Pro— Staff Favorite

Hi, my name is Michael Dumong, and I have been in sales with Abt since August of 2007. Since I was a young child my family has shopped with Abt, and I have always been so impressed with the knowledge, expertise, and kindness of the Abt employees—that and the outstanding service has always kept our family coming back…

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Events

Abt Receives Circle of Excellence Award

We are proud to announce that Abt has been named a Gold Honoree winner in the ninth annual BizRate Circle of Excellence Awards. According to BizRate, Abt “is in the elite group of 53 online retailers that have met the rigid criteria set by BizRate for outstanding service from September 1, 2007 through August 15, 2008.” BizRate receives millions…

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Events Products

MK Sound Available Exclusively At Abt

CEDIA EXPO 2008 wrapped up just a few days ago in Denver at the Colorado Convention Center, and the show stealer turned out to be loudspeaker manufacturer MK Sound. CEDIA (Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association) is the No. 1 show in the residential electronic systems industry, and many of the estimated 25,000 attendees were thrilled to see…

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Events Products

Apple Displays Its Newest Harvest

Earlier today Apple held its “Let’s Rock” event in San Francisco to unveil the latest incarnations of its iPods for the enjoyment of Apple fanboys and girls throughout the world. As Apple CEO Steve Jobs first took the stage, a slide on the huge screen behind him read, “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated,” a reference…

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Panasonic 42" Plasma TV—Staff Favorite

Hi, I’m Brian English, and I’ve worked at Abt for three years in the internet sales department. I’m a lifelong Cubs fan and have enjoyed plenty of “friendly” discussions with Carl Prouty (click here to see Carl’s own blog entry) over which Chicago baseball team is better. I do not believe in the supposed Cubs curse involving a goat,…

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