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August 2010

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We’re An Exclusive AT&T Authorized Cellular Retailer

Beginning September 1st, Abt will become an exclusive AT&T authorized cellular retailer. “We’ve been selling cell phone for a number of years, but want to focus on one carrier to provide the best customer experience possible” said Brian Rozycki, Abt’s cell phone department manager. Stop by tomorrow to see which AT&T phones we will have in stock (supplies limited). If you’re looking for a new cell phone provider or looking to upgrade…

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And The Winner Is…

If you have a sweet tooth, then hopefully you were in attendance this past Saturday when we crowned the winner of the Abt/Electrolux Bake Off Contest.  The five finalists were on hand to wow the judges with their creations, and had some samples to hand out to other customers (if you didn’t get a chance to taste the recipes, you can always have one of our freshly, baked chocolate chip cookies that…

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Focal Home Speakers Now At Abt

I was listening to a pair of the Focal Chorus 726V floor standing speakers in the store the other day and almost forgot that I was listening to speakers. I had to learn more about them. They sound great due to the technology that Focal has developed since their inception. All their speakers (even the ones for $495/pair) use drivers that are built by them for them, not some other companies’ parts.…

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Who’s Going To Win The Abt/Electrolux Bake Off Contest?

Our Facebook poll closes today at 5pm for the Abt/Electrolux Bake Off Contest.  Fan can choose their favorite treat from the five finalists.  The winner of the Facebook poll will win a $50 Abt.com gift card.  You can cheer on the Facebook winner tomorrow in our store when the contestants bring in their desserts for our judges to try.  The winner tomorrow will win an Abt gift card in the amount of…

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Garmin Recalls Select Nuvi GPS Devices

Today, Garmin issued a recall for select Garmin Nuvi devices.  This recall only affects the Nuvi 200W, 250W, 260W and 7xx (where xx is a two-digit number) models.  The battery in the GPS device has the possibility of overheating, which may lead to a fire hazard.  You can go to this website to see if your unit is recalled by entering its serial number.  For more information, please contact our Mobile Department.…

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What Is "Sous-Vide"?

Do not let the complex sound of the word “sous-vide” scare you off. The French word for “under vacuum,” in the cooking world it means to slow-cook raw food for extended periods of time at low temperatures, but it is nothing like a “slow cooker”. Simply put, sous-vide cooking employs the use of vacuum sealed plastic pouches, submerged in temperatures below the boiling point (usually between 104°F to 190°F), and kept for over 24 hours.…

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Need A TV? Abt Has One For You!

When the days are getting shorter and the weather is getting cooler, you know that (regular) football season is almost here! Here at Abt, we carry a wide assortment of TVs for homes and businesses to cheer on their favorite team.  We carry all major brands such as Sony, Samsung, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, SunBriteTV, Haier and Bang & Olufsen.  If you’re looking for a slim LED, an all-around picture from a LCD,…

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Canon SD1400IS – A Great Camera

Are you looking for a great, easy to use camera?  Then check out the Canon SD1400IS PowerShot Digital Camera.  This 14.1MP camera has a 2.7-inch PureColor System LCD so that you can view your pictures, 4x optical zoon and 720p HD movie shooting capability.  We have it available in four colors: black, silver, pink and orange.  Our customers have rated this camera a 4.5 out of 5 stars, with one review calling…

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Stream Music from Your Computer With Ease

People ask me all the time how can they transfer music from the computer without being complicated. Look no further than the Audioengine W1 wireless adapter. It is as simple as plugging it into your desktop or laptop computer. Rather than using Bluetooth technology, this unit uses a locked 802.11 wifi network to connect your laptop to your receiver or speakers from up to 100 feet away. It can wireless send your…

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Do You Use Your Phone To Shop?

According to Retail Customer Experience, 15% of consumers use their phone to make purchases.  This includes using their phone to verify product ability, competitively price items while at a store, and create shopping lists.  Out of the respondents, two thirds like the idea of self-scanning their items to avoid checkout lines, while one fourth of respondents would like to use their phones to get coupons and store specials.  The main complaints of…

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