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May 2009

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Take A Virtual Tour Of Abt

Those of you who shop on our website may have wondered from time to time just what our store looks like in person. You’ve probably read things about our Atrium, our Apple Store, our Sony Store, the Time Watch Boutique, our huge saltwater aquarium, and other store attractions, but it’s hard to visualize what they actually look like unless you’ve been here. That’s why we’ve put together this Virtual Tour of Abt,…

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Abt Salesman Inducted Into Muskies Hall of Fame

Lenny Szulc, who has been with our company for 14 years, was recently inducted into The Muskies, Inc. Hall of Fame. Muskies, Inc., founded in 1966, is a service-oriented, non-profit organization for men, women, and children that focuses on improving the sport of muskie fishing everywhere. The organization consists of 47 independent local chapters throughout the country and currently has more than 7,500 members. It also is widely recognized as the first…

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Save During Abt’s Memorial Day Sale

Today through Monday, Abt is holding a special Memorial Day Sale throughout the store and on our website. You can save $25 off any purchase of $250 or more on thousands of items, including air conditioners, grills, TVs, audio receivers, camcorders & action cams, and a whole lot of other great products. If you’re ordering online, simply use the discount code MEMDAY09 at checkout, and your savings will be entered for you automatically. —by…

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Abt Featured In Article On Induction Cooking

Do you suffer from technophobia? Does the term “induction cooking” induce fear deep inside you? Well, the cure for what ails you can be found in the June issue of House Beautiful magazine. Joe Klett, manager of Abt’s custom kitchen group, is interviewed in the magazine’s Technophobia feature and does a great job of cutting through all the technical (or potentially scary) terms to let you know how induction cooking works and…

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Meet the Maytag Repairman This Saturday and Enter to Win a Maytag Washer and Dryer

The Maytag Repairman will be paying a visit to our store this Saturday, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., to help celebrate Maytag Month at Abt. Customers can have their photos taken with the friendly Repairman, and he’ll also be glad to add his autograph to the photos or other items. As part of the celebration, Maytag and Abt also are teaming up to give you a chance to win one of…

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Learning Center Videos

See Abt On WGN – TV News

Abt audio/video manager Marc Cook made an appearance last night on national superstation WGN-TV, during the station’s nightly newscast. Marc talked about the digital television (DTV) transition, which is scheduled to take place on June 12, and discussed the things TV viewers need to be aware of if they’re not already prepared for the analog-signal shutoff. Here’s a video clip of Marc’s appearance: A recent tracking poll by Nielsen Media Research found…

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Abt Atrium Provides Setting For Prom Photos

When you want to have some nice prom photos taken outdoors before the big event, a rainstorm can seriously disrupt your plans. However, if you’ve been to Abt and seen our Atrium area, you know that it serves as a perfect substitute for an outdoor setting. With its elaborate fountain, huge skylight, and extensive array of flowers, plants, and other greenery, the Atrium provides a beautiful backdrop for special photos—even a recent…

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Play Your iPod Through a Pig, a Panda, Or a Ghost

There are tons of iPod sound systems available these days, but if you want yours to stand out from the crowd—I mean really stand out—you can’t do much better than the line of iPod speaker systems from Speakal. The iPig, which is the company’s flagship model, is even featured in the June issue of “O—The Oprah Magazine.” If Oprah is paying attention to this little piggy, you know millions of others have…

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Need Some Graduation Gift Ideas?

Selecting the perfect graduation gift isn’t easy, so like we recently did for our Mother’s Day gift ideas, we’ve asked some of our co-workers to offer suggestions on what they’re planning to give or what they’d like to receive. “As a soon to be college graduate, I would love a 24″ Apple iMac,” says Diane H. “With 4GB of RAM and a 1TB hard drive, I could do all of my web…

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The Klipsch Chopper Roars Into Abt This Weekend

Are you a fan of “American Chopper,” the reality TV show that airs on TLC? If not, are you just a fan of cool stuff in general? Either way, you’ll want to visit Abt sometime between this Friday at noon and next Monday at 5 p.m., when we’ll have one of the latest creations from Orange County Choppers on display— the Klipsch Chopper. For those of you who haven’t seen “American Chopper,”…

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