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Archive for August, 2014

Abt Labor Day Sale

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

The Abt Labor Day Sale is now underway!

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It’s hard to believe Labor Day weekend is already here! And with reports of an epicly-cold winter on the horizon, we know it’s especially important to enjoy the rest of the winter. Maybe you’ve been meaning to grab a new outdoor grill or renovate the kitchen. Or, let’s be honest, maybe you’re already prepping for the brutal cold season by planning the perfect home theater room. Whatever’s on your list, there’s no better time to grab it than right now during the Abt Labor Day Sale. Click the link to find a pair of discount codes, giving you extra savings on top of our already-low prices. You’ll also find free shipping on thousands of items throughout the site, including all grills over $649.  The Labor Day Sale discount codes are only valid through September 1st, so don’t delay!

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The New Abt.com

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

The All-New Abt.com Has Launched

Some of our regular shoppers might have noticed a little something different at Abt.com. Just this morning, we launched our first major site redesign in over five years. While the previous Abt.com was perfectly functional, we thought we could improve it even more. The new site reduced some of the clutter of the old version, simplifying navigation and giving us more room on the homepage to display our featured products and specials, like the current Labor Day Sale. Titles on product pages will be larger, and finding the details that you really need will be easier. Of course, like any major technical project, there might be a few bugs here and there. We graciously welcome any feedback you have about the redesign, good or bad! Feel free to leave us a comment here, or via the Abt Facebook or Twitter pages. Thanks, and Happy Shopping!

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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Student Discount

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Act now for an exclusive Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Student Discount!

 

We’ve talked a bit about the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 here before, and that’s because we think it’s one of the most impressive new computer gadgets to come out in recent memory. While tablets have enjoyed increasing popularity since the original iPad first brought them into the spotlight, they’re often subject to complaints about not being as powerful or as useful as a “real computer.” The Surface Pro 3 changes that completely, packing high-end, cutting edge components like a 2160 x 1440 resolution screen, Intel Core i7 processor and SSD hard drives into a slim tablet body. Billed as a worthy competitor to the Apple MacBook Air, the Surface Pro 3 can go toe-to-toe with some of the most advanced laptops available today.

For a limited time, Microsoft is offering college students an instant $150 student discount on all Surface Pro 3 models. That brings the Core i3 model down to just $649! The promotion runs through September 6th, 2014, so you’ve still got a couple weeks to take advantage of it. Just enter a valid .edu email address and you’ll be emailed a coupon code to be used upon checkout at Abt.com. Click on the photo below to go directly to the promo page.

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Save $150 on any Microsoft Surface Pro 3 with an instant student discount from Microsoft!

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2014 WGN-TV Back-To-School Kids Fair

Monday, August 11th, 2014

On Friday, August 8th, Abt had the pleasure of taking part in the WGN-TV Back-to-School Kids Fair. Held at the WGN-TV Studios on the northwest side of the city, the 13th annual fair helped Chicago kids and parents get ready for the upcoming school year. Area businesses were on hand offering up free food and activities, and offering helpful seminars on health and public safety. Hundreds of families turned up for the event, and we’d say it was a definite success. Here are a couple photos we managed to grab during the busy morning. Check out the link at the bottom of this post for more photos, as well as our very own Josh Davis talking tech with WGN-TV’s Marcus Leshock.

 

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More Pics and Video: WGN-TV Back-To-School Kids Fair @wgntv.com

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Abt Back to School Blogger Panel Answers Your Tech Questions!

Friday, August 8th, 2014

Getting ready to go back to school, but have some questions about the best gear for the classroom or your dorm room? Join us for our Back to Campus blogger panel Saturday, August 9th from 11am-12pm. Our resident gear expert will be discussing today’s hottest gadgets with other tech and lifestyle bloggers, including Marcus Leshock and Nancy Loo of WGN News, Elliott Serrano, author of the Redeye’s Geek to Me column; and Beth Rosen, of BoomFluent and ChicagonistaLive.com.

Stop by in store or catch the live stream on the Abt Youtube or Google+ pages. Tweet your questions with #SchooledByAbt and the panel participants will help you find the right gadgets for the upcoming school year.

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RC Car Racing Hits Abt Electronics

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

Attention RC Car fans! Interested in doing some racing this weekend? Or maybe just watching the pros do their thing? Come by Abt on Sunday, August 10th, for the 2014 Race For the Kids Charity Radio Control Car Race, benefiting the For Autistic Kids Foundation.

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Pro races will be held for Mini, Trans-Am, USGT and 17.5 Touring Car classes. Never raced before? No problem, because the Rookie class is open to all beginners, with no car limits or regulations.

Whatever your skill level, Race For the Kids is all about having fun and helping a good cause! Trophies and prizes, including Abt gift cards, will be awarded to race winners, and non-racers can enter a raffle for a chance to win.

All entry fees and proceeds will be donated to the For Autistic Kids Foundation.

Special thanks to all of the Race For the Kids sponsors: Midwest Slideways RC Club, Alloy Physical Care, Chicagoland Toys & Hobbies, The Track @ Harbor Hobbies, Speed Passion, HPI Racing, and Gravity RC.

For more info on the event, check out the Facebook page for full details: Race For The Kids.

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