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Sony Vaio Laptop Trade-in and Recycling Program (double the trade-in value)

alanbrenton 546 October 25, 2012 at 08:17 PM in Computers (5)
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Last Edited by alanbrenton October 31, 2012 at 05:27 AM
Just found out that Sony USA is offering double the value for its Trade-in and Recycling Program. Helpful especially for those of us thinking of trading in an old laptop (several brands are available for trading in but I didn't find Asus among them) for a new and shiny Vaio.

http://store.sony.com/webapp/wcs/...Id=tradeup

Is it possible to score a 1st gen i5 for less than $200 to use as a trade in? Hehe. Smilie

I plug these into the drop down lists:

Intel i5
2.26 GHz
Gateway/Acer
Is Hard Drive present? Y
Is the pc fully functional? Y
Is the computer in good physical condition? Y
Is Operating Software Restore Disc Included? N (usually on the hard drive)
Do you have the power cord? Y

And I get an end value of $336, not too shabby at all, especially if 1st gen i5's can be had for $200 or so.

Updating it to an i7, 2.66 GHz (just guessing if there is such a speed), with all else being equal, I get a $468 trade in value. Smilie

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I found out after posting that the Core 2 Duo trade ins are the best bang for the buck, especially when they are selling for $100-150 on Kijiji or CL and can fetch almost $300 in trade in value. Smilie

While you're at it Smilie

http://slickdeals.net/f/5407342-2-Free-Skyfall-tickets-Sony-B-M-for-checking-out-84-4K-TV-Demo


Quote from bunny88 View Post :
Sony B&M Store is giving away 2 free movie tickets to Skyfall when you take a 5 min demo of their new 84" 4k TV in store.
They give out vouchers for Hollywood movie money which you redeem online for Skyfall tickets.
Got mine over the weekend.

Didn't see it posted anywhere in the store. I came to know about it during a commercial that comes before they screen a movie at Edwards theaters.

Offer valid while supplies last.
Limited 2 tickets per group.

The best link I could find about information regarding this offer is here [sony.com]

Catch a Breathtaking Double Feature
Date: October 15 thru November 12

Visit the Sony store to catch this year's must-sees. Ask a sales associate to give you a demo of the brand new 84" 4K TV, Sony's largest and highest resolution TV ever. Once you've seen our groundbreaking television, you will receive two James Bond Hollywood Movie Money® codes with instructions to print your Skyfall tickets at home.


I'm guessing the offer is valid only at those stores that carry the 84" 4K TV

Here are the locations that carry it.

Exclusively at select Sony Stores:
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
San Diego, CA 92108
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Houston, TX 77056
New York, NY 10022
Garden City, NY 11530


Enjoy the show. nod

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#361
Quote from ngvuanh View Post :
I have a question for any body traded in in store with recovery discs.
Did they actually run the discs?
I think every store is different but mine store didn't. He just looked at the DVD. They are not going to use it anyways. Everything goes to recycle bin.
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#362
Quote from aleki View Post :
You get both. I cancelled one of my orders that I placed in store(wouldnt let me trade without buying a laptop), and the money was put back on the giftcard. If it was discarded, you will have to call their finance department for a replacement giftcard.
I don't think he ever had a giftcard. It was a credit for the tradein.
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#363
Quote from travfar View Post :
I don't think he ever had a giftcard. It was a credit for the tradein.
When I traded mine in & had them order online for the config I wanted they had to process the trade-in using a physical gift card which they then applied to the in-store online order. Mine is coming next week likely too late to return & get a gift card in time for any potential BF deal. If you want a GC buy the PC in store & return it. Would've done it but I just don't like buying stuff with the intent to return.
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#364
Quote from aleki View Post :
You get both. I cancelled one of my orders that I placed in store(wouldnt let me trade without buying a laptop), and the money was put back on the giftcard. If it was discarded, you will have to call their finance department for a replacement giftcard.
sorry...not sure i understand. you're saying that you got a gift card for your trade-in value and the remainder in cash when you returned the laptop?
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#365
Quote from SpAcEmAn SpLiFF View Post :
sorry...not sure i understand. you're saying that you got a gift card for your trade-in value and the remainder in cash when you returned the laptop?
Yep. Laptop was ~$1200. Got my $342 estimate back and rest from the Charge. The stores always tender the trade-in seperately, and put the amount on a gift card; they are just forcing us to buy a laptop because they know they can get away with it.
Best thing to do is have them place an order online and shipped to your house, and when it comes to the total, just make sure you get the depleted giftcard back. Once you get home, call to cancel the order, and everything gets returned to you Smilie
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#366
Quote from rite237 View Post :
I think every store is different but mine store didn't. He just looked at the DVD. They are not going to use it anyways. Everything goes to recycle bin.
mine didn't even want it
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#367
I was able to get a $290 acer at walmart and traded it today in store for $438!
I have a 3+ year old HP that I'm going to have to trade by mail becausr they wouldn't let me trade both in the store. Now I need to decide which new Vaio I want.
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#368
Quote from scherrm View Post :
I was able to get a $290 acer at walmart and traded it today in store for $438!
I have a 3+ year old HP that I'm going to have to trade by mail becausr they wouldn't let me trade both in the store. Now I need to decide which new Vaio I want.
Which store wouldn't let you trade in both?
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#369
Quote from integera1 View Post :
Which store wouldn't let you trade in both?
Aventura mall. Miami, FL
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#370
Quote from travfar View Post :
So far, I have gotten GCs good for any Sony product.
really? when i read it a bit more carefully it said that you can only use your credit towards a laptop. do you do the trade-in online or in-store?
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#371
Quote from henryondeals View Post :
really? when i read it a bit more carefully it said that you can only use your credit towards a laptop. do you do the trade-in online or in-store?
In store. Regardless, you get a GC. They don't have laptop only GCs. Sony has GCs.
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#372
Quote from travfar View Post :
In store. Regardless, you get a GC. They don't have laptop only GCs. Sony has GCs.
thanks for clarifying!
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#373
Quote from aleki View Post :
Yep. Laptop was ~$1200. Got my $342 estimate back and rest from the Charge. The stores always tender the trade-in seperately, and put the amount on a gift card; they are just forcing us to buy a laptop because they know they can get away with it.
Best thing to do is have them place an order online and shipped to your house, and when it comes to the total, just make sure you get the depleted giftcard back. Once you get home, call to cancel the order, and everything gets returned to you Smilie
I forgot to get the the depleted gift card back. Can I still return in store? I want to return because I have another laptop I want to trade in but I want a gift card instead since I wasn't able do 2 laptop trade in for one new Vaio

The 2nd laptop I want to trade in when the double value is over to get a straight value trade in for a Sony gift card. New laptop arrives next week, return it to store then use that gift card from the second laptop to purchase a better Ultrabook.

Will I be able to return the new one in store and get a full value gift card?
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#374
can anyone confirm that they received a normal GC to use on any Sony product if they submitted the trade in by mail-in?
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Quote from scherrm View Post :
I was able to get a $290 acer at walmart and traded it today in store for $438!
I have a 3+ year old HP that I'm going to have to trade by mail becausr they wouldn't let me trade both in the store. Now I need to decide which new Vaio I want.


Which model did you buy from walmart..
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