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Jan 13

Planning the best party for the Big Game

The Big Game is just around the corner, which means it’s time to start getting ready for your big party. From food to decorations to activities, here are some ideas and tips to make your party planning and execution successful. No matter which team claims the championship title, your game day gathering will be a winner.

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Jan 13

How to choose the best washer and dryer

If you’re thinking about upgrading to a new washer and dryer, then you know that there are a lot of different styles and options on the market. Depending on your family size, the type of clothing you wear, and your washing habits, some models may be better suited to your needs than others. If you consider these factors before you start shopping, you can be better prepared to make a good purchase.

Jan 13

I am Vann’s

As a consumer, you’ve likely noticed an increasing trend to “shop local”– encouragement  to make purchases from locally owned stores, as opposed to big box store or online retailers. While our inclination might be to quickly order a product from an anonymous online store or buy from a national chain, when the price and selection are right, there’s really no reason not to shop local. There are, however, some good reasons that you should– like the people.

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Jan 13

Get the Best Viewing Experience for the Big Game

The Big Game is just a few weeks away, so what better time than now to make sure you have the best flat screen TV and setup? Whether you’re a hardcore football fanatic or you mostly like watching the Big Game for the commercials, there are some upgrades and changes you can make to your entertainment system for a better viewing experience.

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Jan 13

Goal Zero Solar Power at CES 2013

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This week is CES 2013, the world’s largest annual tradeshow of consumer electronics. It’s where the most influential manufacturers debut their newest products and upcoming product prototypes.

One of these vendors that we’re especially excited about, and will soon be carrying at Vann’s, is Goal Zero, a leading manufacturer of solar powered chargers. Their charging kits are designed to power everything from cell phones to TVs to mini-fridges. Whether you’re camping, traveling, or living off the grid, Goal Zero offers a convenient and sustainable power solution.

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Jan 13

Our doors are open!

In November 2012, Vann’s Inc. was bought by a new company and began its chapter as Vann’s LLC. We are excited about this transition and the upcoming changes to our retail stores and online site in the next year.

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Jan 13

How to choose the best refrigerator

Start the New Year off right with… a new refrigerator! While we can’t, unfortunately, buy a refrigerator for you, we can offer some advice on how to find the best one for your home. There are several factors to consider when choosing a refrigerator, including size, style, special features, and efficiency. Depending on the number of people in your household, food purchasing habits, and individual preference, different models may be better suited to your family.

Jan 13

Clean Your Laptop for the New Year

It’s almost a new year, the time for resolutions and fresh starts. And don’t worry: we’re not going to talk about exercising more, spending less money, or some other task that requires a lot of work and self-control. Instead, we’re going to share a few easy ways to clean your laptop, inside and out, so you can get your year off to a smooth digital start.

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Dec 12

Blog highlights from 2012

Next week is the start of the New Year and the end of 2012. We have to admit, over here at the Vann’s blog, we’re feeling a little nostalgic for last year’s trip around the sun. In the last 12 months, we’ve totaled over 300 blog articles! From news to reviews, from holiday playlists to how-tos, we feel like we’ve done a lot this last year.

In case you’re a new reader to the blog, or missed any of our posts, here’s a look at some of the best blog posts from the last year. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the Vann’s Blog highlights from 2012.

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Dec 12

Merry Christmas!

We’d just like to wish all our readers out there a very Merry Christmas! Check back later this week as we wrap up the year with a re-cap of some of our favorite blog posts. Until then, have a safe and relaxing holiday.

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