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

alanbrenton 292 October 25, 2012 at 07:17 PM in Computers (5)
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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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#451
Mine was received on 11/08 and is STILL "The product has arrived. Recycler is processing your package now." That's a long ass time ...
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#452
Received at product recycler on 11/2, no updates since

Done with Sony trade in, been without a laptop now for nearly 30 days (sent it 10/22).. .complete BS.
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#453
This is pissing me off now... I might just buy the laptop with my credit card (if there is a good deal going on) and try to use the GC whenever I receive it. If they don't allow it then return the laptop back.
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#454
Anyone got GC for the laptop shipped?
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Quote from RGunner View Post :
Received at product recycler on 11/2, no updates since

Done with Sony trade in, been without a laptop now for nearly 30 days (sent it 10/22).. .complete BS.
What do they say when you call and ask what's going on?
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Quote from travfar View Post :
What do they say when you call and ask what's going on?
Said it was with the recycler and they could do nothing.

edit: after thinking about this... just adds to my complete distaste of Sony - I am going to craigslist the GC or trade it in at a gift card site, to hell with a new laptop

Best Buy trade in process takes no more than 3-4 days (multiple times).
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#457
You know, if I had known trading it in online would be so much of a hassle, I would have pushed the store more to accept it.
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#458
I just realized this was not a good deal for me -.-
Sony laptops are on sale right now.. I should've just sold mine on eBay.
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#459
Quote from coolpillow View Post :
I just realized this was not a good deal for me -.-
Sony laptops are on sale right now.. I should've just sold mine on eBay.
Does anyone know where the recycler(s) is/are located?
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#460
Still waiting here, anyone receive a GC in the mail?
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#461
lol.. This deal has become a joke now... Missing so many good laptop deals waiting for these GCs...
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#462
I too am frustrated with the mail in trade in delays. If I had know, I would have fought with the store more about how the website says I can get a gift card in store. But I thought it was easier to mail it in. I've done Sony tradeins online before and they do come through. I'll give them some slack because they also have to sort through all the laptops that people traded in at the stores as well. I'm a week behind the estimated schedule. Considering that some of you have sent them in weeks before me, I'm not holding my breath. I'll wait until the estimated date that the GC should be sent out. If it hasn't been "evaluated" by then, I'll call them up. If they give me the run around, I'll start mailing off letters. In the end, I have no concern that I will get it. I will hold Sony responsible and won't take any of this "its out of our hands" BS. Sony is running the program regardless of who they are contracting to do it. It's just a matter of how much hassle involved now.
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Quote from travfar View Post :
I too am frustrated with the mail in trade in delays. If I had know, I would have fought with the store more about how the website says I can get a gift card in store. But I thought it was easier to mail it in. I've done Sony tradeins online before and they do come through. I'll give them some slack because they also have to sort through all the laptops that people traded in at the stores as well. I'm a week behind the estimated schedule. Considering that some of you have sent them in weeks before me, I'm not holding my breath. I'll wait until the estimated date that the GC should be sent out. If it hasn't been "evaluated" by then, I'll call them up. If they give me the run around, I'll start mailing off letters. In the end, I have no concern that I will get it. I will hold Sony responsible and won't take any of this "its out of our hands" BS. Sony is running the program regardless of who they are contracting to do it. It's just a matter of how much hassle involved now.
My estimated review date was Nov 14th.. which is long gone now... I called them up and they provided me the sorry excuse that they received overwhelming respose to this program and hence the delay..
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#464
Quote from bhavi_jp View Post :
My estimated review date was Nov 14th.. which is long gone now... I called them up and they provided me the sorry excuse that they received overwhelming respose to this program and hence the delay..
Same exact scenario here......at this rate the gift card will arrive in time to be used for Black Friday 2013.

I hated the laptop I traded in or I would be really pissed.
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#465
I live nowhere near a Sony store, so my only option was to mail it in. My laptop was received Oct 31, and there have been no further updates on the tracking page. I was supposed to have received my gift card by today as well, and I'm going to be leaving the country next month. On the contact us page, it looks like it's just for Sony associates. Does anyone have a relevant number or email where I could get a hold of someone?
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