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Antique to Abt-ique: The Search for the Nations Most Prized Antique Electronics and Appliances

Abt Electronics Launches Unique Online Contest That Could Win You Modern Prizes

Glenview, Ill., April 30, 2012 – Calling all Antique scavengers or amateur collectors! Now is your chance to show-off your most coveted pieces. Abt Electronics, one of the nation’s largest independent retailers and leading nationwide presence through its e-commerce site Abt.com, is looking for the most treasured antique electronics and appliances in the country. Unlike any contest that has been done before, Abt is calling on people to dust off those buried items in the attic or locate their family heirlooms and find out what they are worth!

Announcing the Antique to Abt-ique Contest, launching May 1, 2012 through October 31, 2012. Over the next six months, contestants can submit their antiques via online video and photo submissions on Abt Electronics’ Facebook page. Each month, a winner will be chosen based on their product’s appraised value, age and uniqueness and will win notable prizes like the outstanding LG 47" LED LCD Cinema 3D Smart TV. These six monthly winners will also be eligible for the Antique to Abt-tique Grand Prize of a new, top-of-the-line laundry pair from LG, the Titan Series Washer and Gas Dryer.

Antique to Abt-ique Monthly Contest Calendar:

  • Prize: LG 47" LED Cinema 3D Smart TV (ARV: $1,499.99)
  • June: Cameras, movie cameras, video cameras
  • Prize: Canon EOS Rebel T3i Digital SLR Camera With 18-55mm Kit (ARV: $849)
  • July: Radios, music players (phonographs, record, cassette, 8-track, reel-to-reel, and CD players), and audio equipment
  • Prize: Definitive Technology ProCinema 400 Home Theater Speaker System (ARV: $599)
  • August: Typewriters and computers
  • Prize: New Apple iPad With Wi-Fi 16GB (ARV: $499)
  • September: Home Appliances (refrigerators, stoves, washing machines, and small kitchen appliances)
  • Prize: KitchenAid Professional 600 Series Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer (ARV: $569.99)
  • October: Video game consoles
  • Prize: Microsoft Xbox 360 Slim 320GB Limited Edition Kinect Star Wars Bundle (ARV: $449)

Participants must ‘like’ Abt Electronics’ Facebook page in order to view the Antique to Abt-ique Contest application where they can upload their digital entry. Product categories will be assigned to each month and relevant items can be entered at that appropriate time. Digital submissions must be in TIF, PNG, JPG, GIF, MOV, MPEG, AVI or WMV format and all files must be no larger than 5 megabytes. Additionally, contestants need to include a written description of their antique and any relevant details including, date manufactured, product history, and/or personal story connected to the item.

Submissions for each category will be accepted up until the last day of the month. Entries will be evaluated by Erik Kafrissen, President of WhatsItWorthToYou.com, an online appraisal company, and his team of expert team of appraisers. Monthly Winners will be chosen during the second week of the following month and announced on Abt.com, Abt Electronics’ Facebook and Twitter page. The Antique to Abt-tique Grand Prize Winner and Honorable Mention Winner will be announced Friday, November 9, 2012. For the Official Antique to Abt-tique Contest Rules please refer to the Antique to Abt-ique Contest application on Facebook.

About Abt Electronics
Abt Electronics, founded in 1936, is one of the largest independent, single-store appliance and electronics retailers in the country. The third-generation family run Abt Electronics provides unparalleled customer service with its team of 1,100 expert staff members at its Glenview, Ill.-based store, which boasts a 100,000 square-foot showroom on 37 acres. Abt services customers nationwide through Abt.com, where customers can receive advice and customer support through the site's live chat feature, email and toll-free phone number. Abt has its own 12,000 square-foot recycling center and features an atrium where customers gain access to its boutique stores-within-a-store such as The Apple Boutique. For more information, visit Abt.com.

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