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March 2010

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Do You Want a Personal Sports Bar at Home?

This afternoon, Abt’s own Josh D., was on WGN Midday Fix talking about how easy it is to create a sports bar in your home. Josh explained, “There are several ways to accomplish the ultimate sports viewing experience in your home depending, on your budget. Screen sizes can vary from 19” to over 100” depending on the size of your room, you may find two sets work for you, but for the…

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Web Customer Service Top Picks

Have you ever called Abt’s toll-free number? Then you have most likely talked with one of Abt’s web customer service specialists. Headed up by Carmen, an Abt employee for 14 years, the web customer service department takes care of both local and out-of-state customers on the phone, over email, and on the internet via web-based live chat. Get to know web customer service specialists a little better; here are their favorite Abt…

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Watch the Big Games in Style

The NCAA Final Four semi-finals and championship games are around the corner. Is your TV up to par, or is now the time to consider a new one? Abt’s weekly specials section has seven TVs in stock and available for Chicagoland delivery before the big games. Michigan and Butler tip off at 6:05pm ET Saturday evening (4/3), and West Virginia battles Duke immediately following at 9pm ET. The winners will fight for…

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Run Windows on a Mac with Parallels 5

Are you hesitant to get a Mac because you are used to your PC? Parallels might be the solution for you. It is software that can help you transition from a PC to a Mac. Parallels software enables your new Mac to run any program or software made for your PC. I spoke with Josh D., Apple Guru here at Abt; he is so excited about Parallels software. Josh asked me, “Have…

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Black out for Earth Hour

Earth hour is a worldwide event, held annually, to raise awareness about the global need for climate change. Earth Hour was conceived in 2007, by the World Wide Fund for Nature, aka World Wildlife Fund) and the Sydney Morning Herald. 2.2 million people participated in the first Earth Hour event in Sydney, Australia. All of the participants turned their lights off for one hour. Going on its fourth year, Earth Hour is…

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Congrats to Abt

Congratulations to Abt on being named one of the Daily Herald Newspaper’s Best-of-the-Best. Businesses in Chicago were nominated by the Daily Herald’s readers and the winners were announced today. Abt won in two categories, Best Electronics Store, and Best Home Entertainment Store. 10,000 reader ballets were submitted in a six week period of time. Thank you Abt customers for making us such a success. -Kelly B.…

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This Phone Does It All

Check out the eagerly-anticipated HTC HD 2 mobile phone on display at Abt. It’s different from other phones on the market. It has the largest screen (4.3”), which happens to be extremely high resolution. HTC HD 2 boasts a screaming-fast response time when moving from application to application. There are endless features on this one-of-a-kind phone. It’s pre-installed with 16GB of memory, two movies, Transformers 1 and 2, the Barnes and Noble…

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We Train for You

Technology is ever changing, so Abt holds training sessions on all the products that we sell. I spoke to Pete R., an Abt sales specialist in charge of setting up manufacturer training sessions, he told me, “It is essential for Abt sales specialists to have the latest product information and stay up-to-date on manufacturer rebates. Product training is the only way to keep current and remain the most knowledgeable sales specialists in…

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Charge It All with Idapt

Idapt has a cool line of products, available at Abt. If you are anything like me, you have multiple handheld devices in your home that all need charging, and you have a limited number of free outlets to plug everything into. Idapt chargers are a great solution for anyone who has multiple devices to charge. The Idapt accessories charger will give you the freedom to charge up to three handheld devices or…

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