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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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#436
The store in Las Vegas told me today their last day for the promotion is the 21st.
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#437
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

Just a heads up for those of you who did the "return to gift card" thing, you might have to call Sony to unlock your gift card because they place a 30 day lock on gift cards that have been used.

I did this for one of my trade-ins. I ordered online at the store and canceled when I went home. When I tried to buy something today with the gift card the balance still shows up fine when inputted it in, but when you check out it will say something like "gift card has 0 value" and reject it.
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Quote from Kurohio View Post :
Just a heads up for those of you who did the "return to gift card" thing, you might have to call Sony to unlock your gift card because they place a 30 day lock on gift cards that have been used.

I did this for one of my trade-ins. I ordered online at the store and canceled when I went home. When I tried to buy something today with the gift card the balance still shows up fine when inputted it in, but when you check out it will say something like "gift card has 0 value" and reject it.
Good to know.
Fortunately, they goofed mine up and sent me a replacement GC instead. Hopefully everything's good when it comes time to jump on a deal Big Grin
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#439
Is there anything worthwhile to get from Sony right now? What are their black friday sales?
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#440
has anyone gotten a response from sony for the online trade-in? i sent mine in last monday.
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Quote from SpAcEmAn SpLiFF View Post :
has anyone gotten a response from sony for the online trade-in? i sent mine in last monday.
They received mine on the 9th and I still haven't heard from them. Actually when I checked using my tracking number today their site said $0 trade in value from the $276 they originally estimated but it also states it has not been reviewed. Still kind of worried though.
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They received mine on the 9th and I still haven't heard from them. Actually when I checked using my tracking number today their site said $0 trade in value from the $276 they originally estimated but it also states it has not been reviewed. Still kind of worried though.
geez i wouldve expected a company like sony to be more quick
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#443
I bought a Sony Vaio for $700 last year and it still works but needs the restore disk and they said they would accept it for "recycle value" only. Like I am that stupid.
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Quote from mcs82 View Post :
They received mine on the 9th and I still haven't heard from them. Actually when I checked using my tracking number today their site said $0 trade in value from the $276 they originally estimated but it also states it has not been reviewed. Still kind of worried though.
same, they received mine on the 13th... i called today and they said the reason it said zero is because their system changes it to zero after a certain period of time automatically but assured me their system still showed the same original trade in value on their end....

they said that they have "two weeks" once received to process it, which would be friday for you....

if there is a crazy deal on black friday, im just going to purchase it, then tell them to apply the gift card balance to the purchase and refund that much back to my card, if not, il just return it, if they charge me a restocking fee, il just file a claim on my credit card.... not playing this game....
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Quote from BigTymer1 View Post :
if there is a crazy deal on black friday, im just going to purchase it, then tell them to apply the gift card balance to the purchase and refund that much back to my card, if not, il just return it, if they charge me a restocking fee, il just file a claim on my credit card.... not playing this game....
Think they will? I hope so. Maybe I will do the same. I was planning on using it for BF as well and when I talked to someone earlier in the week the guy had the nerve to say I was being unrealistic to have expected it! I wish I would have remembered his name and sent some feedback to his manager. I was so shocked by him calling me unrealistic that I just wanted to hang up before cussing him out.
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#446
geez... i wanted to trade in my 2 v570s that I got from lenovo outlet.
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#447
traded in my nv59 laptop i got from here a few years back. i got $376 for it @ the Sony Plaza store on Madison Ave in Manhattan. Ended up getting the Vaio T Series Ultrabook for $699. I paid the difference and also got 5% off(corp discount). Nice laptop so far. But if anything better comes out within 30days best believe return/exchange will happen
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Think they will? I hope so. Maybe I will do the same. I was planning on using it for BF as well and when I talked to someone earlier in the week the guy had the nerve to say I was being unrealistic to have expected it! I wish I would have remembered his name and sent some feedback to his manager. I was so shocked by him calling me unrealistic that I just wanted to hang up before cussing him out.

What pisses me off even more is i actually drove 50 miles out to a sony store to do it in store, picked out the laptop i wanted and then they told me their system was down and couldn't do the trade in and i would have to come back on a later date.... so i just decided to send it in rather tha do another 100 mile round trip.... its taking way too long
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#449
Is purchase from Sony Outlet Eligible for this promotion?
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Quote from jawabala View Post :
Is purchase from Sony Outlet Eligible for this promotion?
If they give you a gift card you should be fine. gift card can be used on anything.
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