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October 2010

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Abt's Scaretastic Weekend!

For the weekend of Halloween, we will be having a special kid’s event.  Come to the store on Saturday and Sunday between the hours of 12-4 and get the little ones a free balloon animal or have their faces painted.  Pumpkins, witches and ghosts are on the artist’s list of possibilities. Come on by and have a ghoulish time!…

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Abt's New Bose Room

Abt is pleased to announce the opening of the new Bose® room in our audio/video department. Like many of the trusted brands featured in our store, Abt has worked closely together with Bose for many years to create a tremendous shopping experience. This new Bose® area in our store does just that! The new room features 20 Bose home theater and personal audio products on display, including the newest Lifestyle® home entertainment…

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The Mac Book Air Has Landed

Apple’s newest laptop release, the Mac book Air, is actually designed based on the technical specifications of their iPad.  Available in either an 11 inch or 13 inch screen, it is designed around an all-flash storage. This lets the laptop respond quicker and weigh next to nothing. One of the really intriguing designs for their MacBook Air is the multi-touchtrack pad ability.  Various actions with your fingertips allow you to control the…

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General Electric Recall

General Electric Company (GE) has released an announcement of a recall of 174,000 GE Profile and GE Monogram Dishwashers, manufactured between July 2003 to December 2006. Water condensation has been discovered to leak onto the electronic control board which can end up causing a short circuit and resulting in an overheated connector.  GE will provide a free repair to consumers who have a unit affected by the recall.  Consumers who wish to…

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Human Touch Meets the iPhone

It’s really only a matter of time before iPhones can control everything in the world.  Like the impending robopocalypse from the movie “Terminator”, our iPhones will soon take us over and make us get them movie times, play their music and update their Facebook statuses.  Until then, you can now add another thing to the list of iPhone’s many features: giving a massage. Manufacturer, Human Touch’s new chair, the AcuTouch 9500 is…

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R.I.P. Sony Walkman

It was announced yesterday on October 25th that production for the Sony Cassette Walkman units has ceased.  Like the indelible sweetness of a John Cusack smile, or a Cindi Lauper pop song, the Sony Walkman helped define the 80’s.  Originally developed under the stewardship of Sony founders Akio Morita and Masaru Ibuka, their hope was to design a portable music experience. When it was first released in July 1979 it cost $200…

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Keep Your Car Safe & Warm This Winter

It’s 7 am. The month of December.  22 degrees outside. You have to be at work in an hour, but you just woke up.  You need to shower, change, eat breakfast, make a lunch and give yourself about 10-15 minutes to warm up your car properly.  Sure, you could throw on the coat, gloves, scarf and run out to your car, turn it on and run back inside. But as technology progresses,…

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The Watch Fair: A Wonderful Time

The Watch Fair at Abt this weekend was extremely successful.  Hundreds of people came by to search for their perfect time piece and mingle with representatives from high-end manufacturers.  Some of the extremely limited pieces that were brought in were even sold.  “A few of Ball’s beautiful 18karat gold watches were purchased by some thrilled customers”, said Torrice a Watch Store representative. Other limited pieces on display were Movado’s special line of…

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Abt's Watch Fair 2010

The Watch Fair at Abt will be this weekend, Oct 23-24th. Saturday hours are 10 am- 5pm and Sunday hours are 11am-4pm.  At the fair there will be representatives from each watch manufacturer we sell in our Time Boutique.  On Saturday and Sunday, Ball, Swiss Army, Tissot, Longines, Movado and Citizen will be in attendance.  On Sunday there will be a representative from Hamilton watches.  Limited pieces will be brought in by…

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Holiday Shopping Forecast

According to the Consumer Electronics Association, that while all around holiday-gift shopping sales might drop this year approximately 2% per person, the purchasing of consumer electronics is expected to rise by 5% per person. Could this prediction come from the new releases of exciting items such as iPads and 3D TVs?  Perhaps. What do you think?…

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