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November 2008

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Start Your Holiday Shopping Early And Save $$$

Our Pre-Black Friday sale, which is running now through Thursday night online, is the perfect way to get a jump on your gift buying this holiday season while also enjoying some great savings. In addition, we’ll be adding new product specials daily through the weekend and also for our Cyber Monday sale, so you might even find a few things that you want to get just for yourself, too. Traveling by car? The TomTom ONE 125 Car…

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New Buying Guide for Cell Phones

SIM, Wi-Fi, Edge, Symbian, WAP, and 3G. You know what all of these have in common? They’re all newly discovered creepy rainforest creatures. Well, they could be, or they could be current and former members of the band U2, but they’re really terms you should know if you want to make an informed decision when you buy your next, or your first, cell phone. Our new Cell Phones Buying Guide tells you…

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Gift Ideas For The iPod Nano Owners In Your Life

If you know someone who has one of the new iPod nanos, there are lots of accessories that can make their nano experience even more enjoyable. Plus, they make great holiday gifts and are available in all price ranges. We asked Mark Fijalkiewicz in our Apple Store to recommend some of his favorites. “The first thing I suggest that people get for their nanos is a wall charger, like the DLO Power…

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Mitsubishi LaserVue Is World's First Laser-Driven TV

When you hear the word “laser,” the first thought that probably comes to mind is a weapon that some super villainous madman is using to try to take over the world. Or an outer space battle between humongous starships. Or eye surgery. But you probably wouldn’t think about televisions. Until now. The new Mitsubishi LaserVue 65″ Black DLP HDTV, now available at Abt, utilizes laser beams to produce rich, complex colors and…

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Gourmet Shop Gift Ideas Under $100

If you’re looking for unique holiday gifts this season, our Gourmet Shop has a great assortment of items for people who love to cook or entertain regularly. You can find the Gourmet Shop in our Atrium area, or you can also shop online. We asked the Gourmet Shop’s Rebecca McShea to recommend a few gift ideas under $100, and here’s what she came up with: “The Peugeot Rennes Electric Pepper Mill ($85)…

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Tumi Luggage Now Available At Abt

You are about to travel, and you’ve already picked up a new cell phone, MP3 player, and headphones at Abt, but now you’ve noticed that your luggage is looking kind of shabby. So what should you do? Just head on back to Abt and visit our Time Boutique, which we’ve recently expanded to display our new line of Tumi luggage and accessories. Tumi is known throughout the world as a leading brand…

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New Buying Guide- Wireless Speaker Systems

Have you thought about how great it would be to have a surround-sound system to go along with your HDTV so you could set up your own home theater area? Just think of how amazing those movies and sporting events would sound with the action coming at you from all directions. One thing that might be stopping you, though, is the thought of all those speaker wires getting in the way and…

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DTV Transition Test Generates No Panic

Good news. Everyone in the Chicago area survived the “soft shutdown” of analog TV signals during two five-minute tests conducted yesterday by local TV stations to alert the public about the coming apocalypse—I mean, digital television (DTV) transition. There were no reports of widespread panic, screaming, looting, running for bomb shelters, or fits of uncontrollable weeping. Just so you know, Chicagoans are tough that way.  This didn’t happen. In Tuesday’s blog we…

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Trade In Your Old Gear For An Abt Gift Card

Keeping up with the latest technology can be challenging—and often expensive—so anything that can help you grab the hottest new electronic gadgets and still get some value for your old stuff is a welcome relief. That’s where the partnership between Abt and CExchange comes into play. Now you can trade in your unwanted audio/video gear and receive an Abt online gift card. Cameras, cell phones, DVD players, computers, MP3 players, and many…

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See If You Can Pass The DTV Transition Test

Tomorrow is going to be a great day to find out if you’re ready for the digital television (DTV) transition, which is now just three months away from taking place. That is, it’ll be great if you live in the Chicago area, where local TV stations are planning a preview of the analog TV signal shutoff by staging a “soft shutdown” of their analog signals. On Wednesday, most of Chicago’s over-the-air, full-power…

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