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Archive for November, 2013

Black Friday Shopping Underway!

Friday, November 29th, 2013

Now that our bellies are full of sumptuous turkey, it’s time to start thinking about holiday shopping.  Here at Abt Electronics, we don’t believe in door-buster deals, or early-morning sales.  Our deals are going on, all day long!  We have been open at our Chicagoland location since 8:00am and customers have been coming in, picking out the perfect items for themselves and loved ones.

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As you can see, Abt.com is busy, busy, busy.  Our Elves, I mean, shipping department, have been working over-time to make sure all the items are carefully selected and ready to be sent to their new homes.

Our Black Friday deals are still going on, so if you haven’t crossed everyone off your list, stop by our store, or visit our Black Friday Deals Page and get shopping!

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Abt Electronics Will Be Closed For Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 28th, 2013

 

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Abt Electronics will be closed all day today in observance of Thanksgiving. Phone and web sales associates will be back for business at 6 a.m. CST on Friday, and our showroom will open at 8 a.m. on Friday.

 

We haven’t forgotten about you die-hard deal-hunters, tough. The Abt Black Friday sale will go live Thanksgiving  at midnight CST, so you can score great deals on tons of hot products. Click the link for the Abt Black Friday Sales specials.

We’re proud to be closed on Thanksgiving, so our employees can enjoy time with their loved ones. But we also recognize there are many of you out there that have to be at work. So to all the firefighters, police officers, doctors and nurses, toll-booth attendants, snow-plow drivers, grocery-store attendants ringing up that last-minute can of cranberry sauce, airline baggage handlers, members of the military and anyone else who spends their Thanksgiving making sure ours is a safe, healthy, smoothly-operating one, we’d like to extend a gracious “Thank You.”

 

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Pre-Black Friday Deals

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

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The holidays are fast approaching and shopping for gifts are underway.  At Abt Electronics, we love to give our customers great deals without a headache.  Right now, we have great prices for our Pre-Black Friday Sale.  If you need electronics, appliances, small gifts and more, you can find them all at our store, or on Abt.com on our Weekly Deals Page.

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Abt’s Holiday Gift List!

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

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Whether you do your shopping weeks before the holiday season, or are a procrastinator who gets gifts last minute, Abt Electronics has what you need for your loved ones.  Here is a collection of our best items, perfect for anyone on your holiday list.

HDTV’s

For that special someone who loves to watch their favorite sports, movies or TV shows, seeing it on a big-screen HDTV is unlike any other experience.  Here are some of the best HDTV’s we have, that is the perfect choice.

Panasonic TCP65VT60

  • Panasonic 65-inch Plasma HDTV offers exceptional quality in any viewing experience.  Enjoy your programming in beautiful 3D quality and stay connected with Panasonic’s wireless Smart Viera System.

Samsung PN64F8500

  • The Samsung PN64F8500 gives viewers an incredible picture with your favorite shows, movies and sports.  The Samsung Smart TV 2.0 gives you the ability to surf the web and download applications to make the Samsung PN64F8500 the ultimate home theater experience.

Sony XBR55X900A

  • See high definition like never before.  The Sony XBR55X900A provides you with a 4K presentation that is four-times the resolution of current high definition.  You can even watch your programs in 3D along with connection to the internet.

Samsung PN51F8500

  • The Samsung PN51F8500 is a gorgeous Plasma screen HDTV that gives you a great picture for all of your favorite programs.  Control your TV with voice gestures through Smart Interaction 2.0 and stay connected with the pop-up camera.

Headphones

If you have someone on your list that loves to listen to music, then a great pair of headphones will let them enjoy their favorite tunes.

Bose AE2i

  • Immerse yourself in your favorite tunes with the ultimate comfort from Bose.  Take them wherever you go as the ear cups fold flat and fit perfectly in a custom bag.

Bose QC15

  • Referred to as the best-performing headphones from Bose, these acoustic noise cancelling headphones offer the ultimate listening experience.  You can even take calls from the headphones with the three-button remote and microphone.

Beats by Dre Executive

  • Listen to your favorite tunes why staying stylish.  The Beats by Dre Executive over-the-ear headphones offer exceptional sound with noise cancelling capabilities.

Sony MDRNC8BK

  • These Sony MDRNC8BK headphones are the perfect solution for travelers who want to privately listen to their tunes, or catch up on a movie.  With lasting comfort, you will enjoy our experience from start to finish.

Vacuums

When holiday season is over, and even throughout the year, you are going to want to keep your home clean.  Whether you have hardwood floors, carpet, or tile, we have the vacuums that will keep your home clean as a whistle.

Miele S7210 Twist

  • The Miele Twist upright vacuum offers 4,800 R.P.M. brush roll motor getting the dirt and hair that is scattered around your home.

Hoover U6485

  • The Hoover U6485 Wind-Tunnel technology uses three distinct air channels to lift and remove the hidden, deep down dirt that you can’t even see.  Keep your home clean with a Hoover vacuum from Abt.

Shark NV501

  • If you are looking for an efficient cleaning machine, the Shark Rotator Lift-Away 3-1 Bagless vacuum never loses suction and features 3 vacuums in one; a powerful upright, a lift-away pod for portable cleaning and a convenient canister vacuum.
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Prepare a succulent Thanksgiving meal with help from these great cooking apps!

Monday, November 18th, 2013

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Thanksgiving Day is less than two weeks away and that means it is time to get ready for feasting on foods as far as your eyes can see, or as much as your waist can handle.  Below are a few great smartphone applications that take the frustration out of cooking, helping you create a variety of delicious meals for you and your family.

1. All Recipes

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First, to make good food, you have to know what food you want to cook.  With the AllRecipes.com food application, you have a library of great recipes that will help you make a full meal and so much more.  It’s easy to navigate, offers you selection based on ingredient or dish type, and there are even reviews, giving you an idea of what others though of their finished product.

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Abt Mourns the Passing of a Culinary Great

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

Abt would like to take a moment to recognize the passing of not only a famous Chicago native, but a culinary artist.  Charlie Trotter was exceptional when it came to developing unique foods and his restaurant, which was a Chicago staple, was the place to be for those who love food.

Abt Electronics was proud to team up with Mr. Trotter and the manufacturer Turbo Chef as it was featured in his restaurant “Charlie Trotter’s” as well as his own home for over 8 years.  It was a partnership, we won’t soon forget.

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Panasonic Ending Plasma TV Production

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

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Panasonic announced last week that it will officially be ending its production pf Plasma HDTVs this December.  It comes a surprise to the industry as Panasonic 2013 plasma models were critically acclaimed and widely considered to be the best plasma TVs on the market.  CNET even awarded the Panasonic TCP65ST60 series plasma a 5-star editor’s rating.  In a press release Panasonic states:

Until now, due to the superiority of the picture, Panasonic’s PDPs [plasma display panels] have received high appraisal and there has been firm demand from customers worldwide. However, due to rapid, drastic changes in the business environment and a declining demand for PDP in the flat panel display market, it was judged that continuing the business would be difficult and a decision was made to stop production. 

The company will end sales of plasma TVs for consumer use and PDP-related products for commercial use, such as Interactive Plasma Displays, with the products for FY 2014 (ending March 31, 2014).

Panasonic has made plasma televisions since 2000. But the shift toward LCD for large-sized displays as well as small and medium-sized ones, have changed consumer interests.  Abt Electronics still has a variety of great Panasonic Plasma models, even the award winning Panasonic Plasma ST60 series models.

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