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December 2008

Products

2008’s Innovative Electronics

The early part of 2008 saw the victory of Blu-ray over HD-DVD in the high-definition video disc format war, and throughout the year Blu-ray disc players’ prices diminished as their features grew. The Samsung BDP2500 Blu-ray Disc Player is a good example of an innovative, feature-packed player at an affordable price. It is BD Live 2.0 ready and Netflix Instant Streaming ready, and it has Ethernet and USB connections for firmware upgrades.…

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2008’s Innovative Appliances

Now that the end of the year is near, it’s the perfect time to look back at all the innovative products we’ve seen come along in 2008. One way to view these new things is that they bring the stuff we currently own closer to obsolescence. Another way to view them is to imagine how much easier or fun our lives are going to be when we finally own them. I suggest…

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Win a $500 Abt Gift Card

Didn’t get the gifts you wanted this holiday season? Just sign up for the Abt e-mail newsletter, and you’ll have a chance to win a $500 Abt Gift Card, which you can use to purchase anything in our store or on our website. Our newsletters are filled with everything you need to know about new products and special savings available at Abt. Signing up for the Abt e-mail newsletter is the easiest…

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What Do Abt Employees Want For Holiday Gifts?

When you work in a store like Abt, you get to see all the latest electronics and appliances right when they’re launched. This makes it great for those of us who always want to have the newest gadgets as soon as they hit the marketplace. It’s even better if someone else buys these things for you, so we’ve asked some Abt employees what they’d like to receive as gifts this holiday season.…

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Events

Abt Outreach Program Brings Holiday Cheer

For the seventh straight year, the Abt Outreach program brought a little more joy into the holiday season for several children from less-advantaged backgrounds. Abt employees worked hard to raise several thousand dollars—an amount matched by the Abt family—and the funds were used to purchase items such as clothing, shoes, and toys for students from four Chicago elementary schools. Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White selected the schools, and the individual students…

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Last-Minute Shopping? Get 50% Off Shipping

Sometimes you can’t help rushing out at the last minute to buy holiday gifts. With some people, this happens every year, not just sometimes. After all, people are creatures of habit. Either way, we’re here to help. For all of you last-minute shoppers, Abt is offering 50% off next-day air shipping, starting today at 3 p.m. and ending Monday, December 22 at 11:59 p.m. To see all of our holiday shipping guidelines,…

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Events

Santa Claus Is Coming To Abt

As you’ve probably heard, Santa really knows how to get around to a lot of places at this time of year, and this weekend he’s visiting Abt from noon until 4 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. He’ll pose for pictures, hand out candy canes, and just be his regular jolly old self as he finds out what you want for Christmas and who’s been naughty or nice. In addition, there will…

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Kef Speakers Now Available Online At Abt

Getting a new HDTV is great way to improve the image quality of the TV shows and movies you watch, but what about the sound? Have you considered that? I’m waiting…….Okay, you probably have, but now you have a chance to pick up some excellent new speakers that have just become available online at Abt. Our audio buyer/ guru Jim Kozicki knows a lot about them, and here’s a little bit of…

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Events

A Kickoff That Paid Off With a TD and a TV

Chicago Bears defensive back/ kick returner Danieal Manning might have become Abt customer Cindy Vorac-Jones’s best friend last week without even knowing it. When Manning took the opening kickoff of the Bears game against the New Orleans Saints and returned it 83-yards for a touchdown, Cindy became the lucky winner of a 52” Sharp AQUOS LCD 1080p HDTV. For the past few years, Abt has been holding a weekly drawing during the…

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Relax With Our New Massage Chairs Buying Guide

The holidays can bring on a lot of stress, so what better way to relieve it than by sitting back and reading about the kind of chair you should be sitting in? Our new Massage Chairs Buying Guide tells you everything you need to know before going out and purchasing one of these technological marvels, which can take the place of a masseuse or regular spa trips or living somewhere that doesn’t…

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