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June 2009

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Stay Cool And Save Money

After a relatively cool spring, those of us who live in the Chicago area got a surprise this week when summer snuck up and hit us over the head, and other parts of the body, with some scorching 90 to 95 degree temperatures. People who weren’t prepared have been scrambling to get their older air conditioners in working condition or are seeking out new, more efficient models. Frigidaire White Compact Room Air…

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Get Expert Design Tips This Saturday At Abt

People who are planning to renovate their current home or purchase a new one often have difficulty deciding which designs and materials they’d like to incorporate in their various rooms. At Abt, we frequently talk with customers who are either unaware of, or are struggling with, the multitude of choices available. With this in mind, we decided it would be a great idea to hold a special Consumer Education Day to help…

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Recycle Your Unwanted TVs Properly

Do you have an older TV set that you no longer want or need? With the digital television (DTV) transition finally haven taken place throughout the country on June 12, lots of people have found themselves with analog television sets that they’ve replaced with HDTVs containing digital tuners. The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) is concerned about how consumers plan to dispose of those older TVs and wants to make sure the sets…

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Discover Abt’s New Deal Of The Day

There’s something new at Abt that you might not have noticed yet, but it’s definitely worth checking out. Take a look near the top of our home page, and you’ll see our new Deal of the Day section, which features a new product every day that you can purchase at a special low price for a 24-hour period. Each day, our buyers select a product from their particular section of our store…

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Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Fathers always seem to get neglected, or at least relegated to an afterthought, on most gift-giving occasions. But since this Sunday happens to be a day known as Father’s Day, it will be kind of hard to claim that you spent all of your money on gifts for other relatives. Part of the problem with buying gifts for fathers is that it’s generally pretty difficult to figure out what they want, besides…

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Customers Reach Out To Abt For Help On D(TV)-Day

Nearly 3 million households in the U.S. remained completely unprepared for Friday’s digital television (DTV) transition, according to surveys by Nielsen Co., and throughout the day, every single one of them called Abt’s electronic service department for help. That last part isn’t exactly true, but it sure seemed that way to our service reps who were handling the calls. “I came in at noon on Friday, and I was on the phone…

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Come To Kids Day This Sunday At Abt

This Sunday, June 14, we will be celebrating another Kids Day at Abt from noon until 4 p.m., in the Atrium area of our store. Our last Kids Day event focused on creating personalized gifts for Mother’s Day, and since we didn’t want any Dads to feel left out, this upcoming event will give kids a chance to make a personalized Father’s Day gift. Free individual photos will be taken of the…

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Abt Presents DTV Info On ABC-TV

Abt audio/video manager Marc Cook was featured on Chicago’s ABC-TV a few days ago, talking about the digital television (DTV) transition that goes into effect this Friday and discussing the things you need to do to make sure you’re prepared. After watching this video, be sure to check out the post below, which contains more details as well as information about our new Antennas Buying Guide. —by Graham W.…

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Our New Antennas Buying Guide Will Help You With The DTV Transition

With the digital television (DTV) transition set to officially (and finally) take place this Friday, TV stations throughout the nation will no longer broadcast their programs via analog signals. What this means is that you must have a TV with a digital tuner if you want to continue to watch your favorite shows—or, if you still have a TV with an analog tuner, it must be connected to satellite or cable TV…

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Apple Reveals New Upgrades At WWDC

Apple held its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) today in San Francisco, and despite rumors of a Steve Jobs reappearance after several months away due to health reasons, the Apple CEO remained behind the scenes. What did emerge, however, were details of several new upgrades to current products, presented by Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing, and several other guest speakers. The biggest news, of course, was the…

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