Sony Vaio Laptop Trade-in and Recycling Program (double the trade-in value)
Is it possible to score a 1st gen i5 for less than $200 to use as a trade in? Hehe.
I plug these into the drop down lists:
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.
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.
While you're at it
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
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.