Monthly Archives

July 2009

Products

Today’s The Last Day To Qualify For Jenn-Air’s $1000 Rebate

If you’re in the market for a new professional kitchen, look no further than Jenn-Air appliances at Abt. If you purchase select Jenn-Air appliances, you are eligible to receive a $1000 mail-in rebate from the manufacturer. But you have to make the purchase today to be qualified so act quickly by clicking here. From downdrafts cooktops, wall ovens and Pro-Style ranges to dishwashers and refrigerators, Jenn-Air offers a full line of built-in…

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Products Technology News

How Do You Feel About Talking To Your Wrists?

After months of speculation and waiting, two of the most popular cell phone companies have announced that they are going to ship their versions of the watchphones.  Samsung and LG will begin their releases in Europe before hopefully heading stateside.  Some features include a touch screen, speakerphone, MP3 player and of course, the ability to tell time.  Not so bad for a phone that fits over your wrist.  Now the question of…

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Products

Sonos CR200 Now Available For Pre-Order At Abt.com

Yesterday, Sonos announced that their first touch screen controller CR200 will be available at stores at the end of next week. Their latest multi-room wireless music system controller uses a 3.5-inch color touch screen instead of the traditional button-based layout. Compared to other similar touch screen devices, the CR200’s screen utilizes the latest technology for superior response, accuracy and simplicity. You can flick to browse, type to search and touch to play…

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The New Sony Experience At Abt

In this day and age, TVs and Audio Receivers are getting smarter and packing more features than ever. With the growing trend in internet shopping, it’s difficult to see and try all those extra features you pay for by just reading about it. What is Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD Master Audio? What is DLNA? Can you see a difference between 120hz and 240hz? With our newly designed Sony Store at Abt,…

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Events

A Review Of July’s Kids Day At Abt

Kids day was a great success! Thanks to all who came out and participated. Many enjoyed ice cream cones and Hot Dogs while others made Sports Bracelets to represent their favorite team.  We also had a surprise visit from 2009 Miss Northern Illinois, Season Winesburg. She appeared in the atrium signing autographs and talking to all giving advice on how you to can compete in a pagent.  Hope you all got a…

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Events

Join Us For Consumer Education Day Tomorrow

Did you know that the Abt Design Center is celebrating their 1 year anniversary next week? In honor of this milestone, come join us tomorrow, July 25th, for Consumer Education Day from 10am to 4pm for an afternoon of events hosted by the stores of the design center. The day includes workshops at The Kohler Store, Fox Lighting Galleries, California Closets, Viking Cooking School, Exotic Marble & Tile and Abt’s Apple Boutique.…

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Free Word, Excel & Photoshop Workshops at Abt

At Abt, we believe that customers are happier with their purchases when they know how to use them. Back in 1988, we began hosting classes for customers to explain basic usage and show tips and tricks to owning their products. All classes are free and take place in our Glenview retail store in the Apple Boutique. In addition to our sales staff taught electronic classes, we have teamed up with Directions Training…

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Events

Abt Supports The For Autistic Kids Foundation

Gandhi once said “Be the change you seek in the world.”  The employees of Abt Electronics have recently held a variety of fundraisers and events for “For Autistic Kids,” a foundation that the Abt family established to raise awareness and understanding of autism.  This disorder affects 1 out of 150 children each year.  One of the fundraisers were “Denim Days,” where employees participated by wearing their most fashionable denim to work and…

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Events

Join Us This Sunday For Kids Day At Abt

Abt’s monthly kids day is back! This month, we are celebrating “Summer Sports” in our atrium on Sunday, July 19th. We will be playing bags and horseshoes. Our newly remodeled Sony Store will feature Wii Sports for all ages to play. For you hoppers and putters, a giant hopscotch course as well as a miniature golf course will be set up. Prizes will be given to winners of the jump rope and hula hoop contests.…

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A Day in the Life of a Cookie Girl

It started as a demo and grew into a store favorite. Abt has been serving freshly baked chocolate chip cookies every Saturday and Sunday for over 4 years now. Originally, the cookies were baked to showcase different ovens the store sold. Now, the cookies are baked to feed hundreds of customers every weekend. Most people walk up to the Cookie Counter and joke about how they “Would love to have this job,”…

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