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Archive for May, 2010

Happy Memorial Day From Abt

Monday, May 31st, 2010

Where will you be this Memorial Day? If you aren’t too busy enjoying the beautiful weather, stop by Abt! We are open from 10am until 5:30pm this Monday and we’re are having a Memorial Day sale to celebrate the unofficial first day of summer. Save on most items throughout the store.
 

-Kelly B.

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Check out the Watches on Abttime.com

Friday, May 28th, 2010

Have you seen the new Time Watch website on Abt.com? It’s devoted to the watches we sell in the Time Watch Boutique. Both men’s and women’s watches are available along with watch accessories. The Time Boutique and Abttime.com carry Ball, Chronoswiss, Citizen, Franck Muller, Gucci, Hamilton, Longines, Michael Kors, Oris, Rado, Skagen, Swiss Army, Tissot, Wolf Designs, and more. Due to manufacturers restrictions a few of the exclusive brands offered at Abt are only available in the showroom.

-Kelly B.

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Get Your Grill on with a New Grill at Abt

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

It’s almost Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial start of summer. Summer in Chicago means outdoor fun, swimming, and BBQs. Abt has a wide array of grills and grill accessories. If you need a small charcoal grill, built-in grill, high-end gas or propane grill, Abt has something for everyone.

Stop in or call Abt to take advantage of the great Memorial Day weekend sale going on now through Monday, May 31st.

-Kelly B.

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Happy Anniversary- Abt Headquarters In Glenview

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

 

Eight years ago today, Abt moved to its current location in Glenview, IL. Sitting on 37 acres, this is by far the largest facility we have ever occupied.

Here’s a few photos from the construction process on our current headquarters. Click here to view Abt’s history.

 

-Kelly B.

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Sharp Executives Visit Abt

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

Abt had some special visitors today, a group of executives from Sharp, including the Chairman and CEO of Sharp USA. Sharp came in to go over new products and technology they plan to launch in the next 12 months and to get feedback on how the brand was doing at Abt. I thought it would be fun to get them all together and take a picture in front of one of the Sharp TVs on display.

-Kelly B.

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Stay Cool This Summer with an Air Conditioner from Abt

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

It’s hot and humid in Chicago; chances are, it will be this way for many, many months. Abt has five types of air conditioners: window, wall, casement, portable, and central A/C units. Now is the time to think about air conditioning!

When looking at air conditioners, consider they type of home you live in, how much space or how many rooms you would like to cool, what floor you will be air conditioning which direction the windows are facing, are you cooling the kitchen, and how many people live in the home.

If you have a large space then you will need a more powerful unit that has a higher number of British Thermal Units or BTUs. A BTU measures the amount of energy an air conditioner will consume. So, if you have a large space to cool, then you will want a unit with more BTUs than you would if you are cooling a small room. Also, increase the number of BTUs when you are cooling sunny areas, rooms on the second floor or higher, a kitchen, or a residence where more than three people live.

For more information on air conditioners, contact an Abt home comfort specialist today!

-Kelly B.

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Something swimming in the fountain at Abt?

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

Kids just wanna have fun! At Abt, we want everyone to have a good time when they walk through the doors. Last Sunday, one of our employees brought a bunch of 8 year olds in for a birthday party before the store opened. We got a kick out of the pictures he took (from his Blackberry Bold 9700). Enjoy.

-Kelly B.

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Abt Memorial Day Sale, On Now Through Monday, May 26th!

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

Beginning today, Abt is having a sale on most items throughout the store, in honor of Memorial Day. Take advantage of the Memorial Day sale pricing through Monday, May 26th 2014. Sale prices are available in store or on Abt.com, so start your summer with some new goodies from Abt!

 

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Abt's Drivers Discuss Customer Service!

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

Abt has over 250 staff members working in the field, including delivery crews, service techs, custom audio video installers, etc… These groups make over a thousand calls into customer’s homes each day. This morning, there was an unannounced meeting for them in our atrium. The meeting covered customer feedback, general policies, and ways to ensure that Abt’s goal of complete customer satisfaction is met every time they step into your home.

-Kelly B.

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Panasonic Lumix Cameras Available at Abt

Monday, May 24th, 2010

Abt’s small electronics department carries everything from mp3 players, digital cameras, camcorders, cordless and cellular phones, portable DVD players, to digital voice recorders and digital frames. Right now is the perfect time to get a new camera for the summer.

Check out Abt’s selection of digital cameras. We have a huge selection and as always the lowest prices. The Lumix DMC-GF1C is regularly $899.95, but you can get it for $797.00. It’s got 12.1 megapixels, built-in flash, face recognition, and so many more cool features.

Another awesome Lumix camera is the DMC-FP3K. Regularly priced at $229.95, it’s only $198.00 with free shipping. It’s the perfect dad or grad gift. This ultra-thin Lumix has 14.1 megapixels, 4x optical zoom, and can record HD movies.

Both of these cameras are in stock and ready to ship. For more information on all of the digital cameras that Abt carries, contact a small electronics sales specialist today!

Kelly B.

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