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Archive for October, 2016

Abt-solutely Delicious: Halloween Edition

Friday, October 28th, 2016

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If you’re looking for a simple and quick snack to serve this Halloween, we suggest trying out this spook-tacular Chocolate Cheesecake Graveyard Dip. Not only is it absolutely delicious, but it’s a ton of fun to decorate, AND did we mention it’s delicious? So get ready to bring out that creative side and rock your Halloween party with a spooky treat!

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Abt Goes Solar

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

In early 2015, Abt wrapped construction on a massive addition to our warehouse. The 100,000 square feet of extra space not only gave us room to store more of the products that our customers love, it also left us with a whole lot more roof space. Instead of letting that space go to waste, we saw it as the perfect opportunity to expand on our green initiatives and build a rooftop solar array.

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Too many panels to fit in one photo. There’s a human under that arrow for scale. (click for a high-resolution photo)

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Halloween Movie Marathon!

Monday, October 24th, 2016

We love costume contests and and bags of candy, but one of our favorite parts of Halloween is the scary movies. When the sun sets and the wind picks up outside, there’s nothing quite like settling down with a big bowl of popcorn, turning the lights out and hitting play on a creepy movie. And while going to the video store to find a Blu-ray does have a certain charm, the selection of movies available for streaming these days means you can have your pick of literally hundreds of the scariest movies ever made. Watch them when you want, where you want.  To help sort through the myriad choices, we picked out some of the best Halloween Movies on Netflix . So fire up the Roku or Apple TV, there’s something here for everyone in the family!

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Nintendo Switch Revealed

Friday, October 21st, 2016

The Nintendo Switch is the company’s first new home video game console since the Wii U

For years, while Sony and Microsoft have focused on crafting consoles with cutting-edge power, Nintendo has opted to emphasize the fun of the gaming experience. Consoles like the Wii and Wii U  were more about innovative controls than pure specs, while games like Super Smash Bros excel because of their addictive group gameplay rather than unbeatable graphics capabilities. Their newest announcement, the Nintendo Switch, looks to continue that trend.

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Save with Rebates on Bosch Kitchen Appliances

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

Been dreaming about building your dream kitchen since you saw the photos of our new Inspiration Studio last week? Well, if you’re looking at Bosch appliances, we’ve got some good news for you. Now through the end of the year, purchase select Bosch Kitchen and Benchmark packages and you’ll get back a rebate of 10% in the form of an American Express Reward Card. Plus, if  one of the three qualifying units is a select bottom-freezer refrigerator, you can get an additional $200 rebate. Head over to the Bosch appliances page for full info on the rebates and to see our entire selection of Bosch products.

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Get the sleek look of Bosch appliances for your own kitchen.

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Grand Opening of the Abt Inspiration Studio

Friday, October 14th, 2016

Some two years after its conception, the Abt Inspiration Studio was officially revealed to the public last night. Part visual spectacle and part interactive experience, the Inspiration Studio was created to be the ultimate destination for anyone shopping for kitchen appliances.  The idea for the space came from the same place as most of Abt’s historically ambitious ideas: the mind of Bob Abt. He wanted to build a space unlike any appliance showroom ever seen, a space that would elevate the idea of being just a place to buy products, and would genuinely instill inspiration in its visitors.

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Bob wanted to combine the best of what he knew—providing an unparalleled customer experience—with the best of what others knew. So he enlisted his friend and colleague, renowned kitchen designer Mick DeGiulio, and explained his vision for a flowing space that mixed high-end kitchen appliances with world-class design elements. Mick was given carte blanche, and the end result was the epic showroom that is the Abt Inspiration Studio. (more…)

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Celebrate the Cubs This Weekend with Weber and Abt!

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

This weekend, the barbecue pros from Weber Grills are coming to Abt for a special grill session to celebrate the Chicago Cubs’ unbelievable season and advancement to the NLCS. Stop by on Saturday from 11-2pm to check out the exclusive Cubs Edition Weber Q portable grill, grab a freshly-grilled hot dog with all the fixin’s, and get into the spirit for Saturday night’s face-off.  Because is there any combo greater than a hot dog and October baseball?

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Can’t make it out to the store but still want to rock the Cubbie blue every time you grill out? Learn more about the Weber Q portable grills in this quick video, and click through any of the links to order one for yourself. They ship for free so you can show your love anywhere in the country.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Recall Information

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

The problematic phablet has officially been axed

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After a tumultuous few months that included countless news stories, multiple product advisories and an offer to replace units they suspected of being problematic, Samsung has officially discontinued the beleaguered Galaxy Note 7 over concerns about the devices overheating and exploding. No new Note 7s will be produced, and all existing units will be recalled. (more…)

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Bowers & Wilkins P9 Signature Headphones

Friday, October 7th, 2016

It’s no secret that Bowers & Wilkins is one of our favorite brands here at Abt. If you’ve ever visited out showroom, you’ve probably seen our dedicated B&W speaker gallery, or caught part of a movie in the David Abt theater’s 7.4 surround sound B&W speaker system. Their melding of high-performance audio technology and striking visual designs is the kind of philosophy we can get behind. So, of course, we were excited to finally get our hands on the Bowers & Wilkins P9 Signature headphones.

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HyperSound Clear 500P: Hearing is Believing

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

One of the most interesting products we’ve recently seen, or rather, heard, is now on display in our showroom. The HyperSound Clear 500P Personal Surround Sound System is an innovative new product that can change the TV-watching experience for viewers who are hard of hearing or those who simply want to enjoy a movie in one room without bothering anyone else in the house. It even has implications for sufferers of chronic tinnitus. Let’s take a closer look.

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