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Saturday Audio Exchange celebrates 30 yrs. in business with blow out sale


 Largest sales ever set for April 21 – 29, 2012

 Chicago, IL (April 2, 2012) – Saturday Audio Exchange (SAE), Chicagoland’s preeminent  retailer of high-quality new and used audio and home theatre components, announces their largest sale ever to commemorate their 30th anniversary in business. 

From April 21 – 29, 2012, the Belmont Avenue store will feature 200 items at $30 each; additional items at $30 off or 30% off; and most floor models marked down to never before seen savings.  There are limited quantities on all merchandise.

 “We wanted to celebrate this milestone by saying ‘thank you’ to the customers that have supported us for the past 30 years,” said Andy Zimmerman, owner of Saturday Audio Exchange.  “As a small business owner, we rely on customers to spread the word about our merchandise and one-on-one customer service that can’t be provided by the ‘big box’ stores.  They’ve kept us successful through tough economic times when most boutique operations have had to shut their doors. We don’t take them for granted.”

In 1982, Zimmerman opened the first SAE on Clark Street in Chicago, staying open for only a few hours a week.  It’s a simple idea that stuck, putting the audio store in a niche of its own.  Having limited hours is part of their unique marketing strategy that allows the store to maximize sales and minimize overhead, hence the low prices.  The store offers new, factory-sealed merchandise in addition to slightly blemished factory seconds, demonstration models, overstocks and guaranteed used equipment.  It is one of the best sources for hard-to-find turntables, which the store also rebuilds.  The store is one of the few in the region that accepts and offers trade-ins, an important niche for audiophiles constantly upgrading their equipment.

“Our store caters to people with champagne tastes and ‘beer budgets’,” notes Zimmerman.  “We’ve stayed true to who we are offering low prices and good value.  It’s been 30 incredible years and we hope to have many more.” 

Saturday Audio Exchange is located at 1021 W. Belmont, Chicago, IL  60657.  Store hours are Thursday evening from 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm; Saturday from 10:30 am – 5:30 pm; and Sunday from noon to 4:00 pm.  They can be reached at 773-935-HIFI (4434) or by visiting their website at

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