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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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#601
so in case anyone cares...i managed to argue with the customer service rep and he agreed to send me a $100 gc, which doesnt even come close to the $500 i was supposed to get. guess i'm gonna have to start emailing those sony reps Frown
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Quote from BigTymer1 View Post :
sony received my laptop on the 8th, its now the 30th and they STILL havent estimated it.. i have called 3 times now and still NOTHING.... "we cant do anything"
Hello BigTymer1,

My name is Amanda and I work on the Sony Support team. I just came across your post and I'm very sorry to hear about this situation. I know it has been several months since this post. Just curious.. did you receive your gift card?

Best Regards,
Amanda Jeter
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Quote from SonyListens View Post :
Hello BigTymer1,

My name is Amanda and I work on the Sony Support team. I just came across your post and I'm very sorry to hear about this situation. I know it has been several months since this post. Just curious.. did you receive your gift card?

Best Regards,
Amanda Jeter
Amanda, I sent in a Samsung laptop which was fully functional and they valued it at $120 but I only got a check for $20. When I called, they said it was not functional which is a total lie. The system had windows 7, would hold charge for 1.5-2 hrs, had 11" screen and was running perfectly. I traded it in so i could buy a VAIO. I called several times but no use!!
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Quote from cyberdentist View Post :
Amanda, I sent in a Samsung laptop which was fully functional and they valued it at $120 but I only got a check for $20. When I called, they said it was not functional which is a total lie. The system had windows 7, would hold charge for 1.5-2 hrs, had 11" screen and was running perfectly. I traded it in so i could buy a VAIO. I called several times but no use!!

I am sorry to hear your story.
Same here with me. Dealing with Sony Customer Service is such a pain.
I infact once told them to get into Apple or Google support center.

I will never never ever buy any Sony product.

thanks
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Quote from jaimdb View Post :
I am sorry to hear your story.
Same here with me. Dealing with Sony Customer Service is such a pain.
I infact once told them to get into Apple or Google support center.

I will never never ever buy any Sony product.

thanks
I agree, unless they fix their customer service, they will not win customers..
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#606
Must pay more attention to the date...

I read the OP thread, saw that trade in value for core 2 duos valued $300... went to site, did calculation, only to fall short when results came back $47.

5 minutes I'll never get back... Frown
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Quote from cyberdentist View Post :
Amanda, I sent in a Samsung laptop which was fully functional and they valued it at $120 but I only got a check for $20. When I called, they said it was not functional which is a total lie. The system had windows 7, would hold charge for 1.5-2 hrs, had 11" screen and was running perfectly. I traded it in so i could buy a VAIO. I called several times but no use!!
I had this happen to me a couple of years ago.
I filed a complaint at Better Business Bureau (I listed Sony's NYC office).
Sony called and emailed me the very next day and sent out a gift card for the max amount ($100) for a 10 year old Dell.
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Quote from jaimdb View Post :
I am sorry to hear your story.
Same here with me. Dealing with Sony Customer Service is such a pain.
I infact once told them to get into Apple or Google support center.

I will never never ever buy any Sony product.

thanks
That makes us two. I used Sony products for a very long time. I owned Sony DSLR cameras, mp3 players, TVs, receivers, speakers and 3 laptops. Every time I had an issue with one of my products, the customer service was never there. Now I sold all the Sony products and only own a Vaio laptop which I regret buying. I will never-ever purchase Sony products again.
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#609
where did amanda go??
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Quote from henryondeals View Post :
where did amanda go??
probably saw everyones posts and said "oh sh........ byewave"

I own a vpccw21fx, 3 years old now. Had to replace the hard drive, the wifi card. Have constant issues with random keys popping off at randoms times, battery is almost dead. Most annoying issue is that the wifi drops connection randomly and replacing the wifi card did not fix it. My blue screen problems seemed to have gone away after replacing that, but the signal dropping problem makes using the laptop very frustrating. Tried different routers, changing channels. Other laptops are fine.
/endrant

lol
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#611
I too was shorted $30,as Sony claimed there was no OS included. When I DID include the ORIGINAL factory imprinted discs in the trade in packaging.

My original post "

My experience

Laptop - perfect with factory restore disks, sent in laptop shipping container - 3 inches of foam, air pockets etc.

Laptop Actually Received at verifiers Nov 2.

Gift Card Actually Received here on Dec 31

Shorted $30 = no restore disk included

Totally unacceptable "
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#612
amanda!!! come back!!!! LMAO
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