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$500 for old Dell laptops

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$500 for old Dell laptops
« on: January 23, 2006, 11:48:08 AM »
Sony Offers $500 for Your Dell Notebook


In an effort to put up or shut up, Sony is offering $500 toward the purchase of a new Sony notebook to anyone who currently has a Dell notebook. So if you have a worn-out and clunked-out Dell laptop, and I know you do, drop by any Sony Store or Sony Solutions provider and claim this rebate. Hereís the catch, though: The Dell has to be working. Better pray it boots up by the time youíre ready to trade it in. Sony is clearly attempting to send Dell a strong message; either that or it really loves Dell notebooks. I think itís the former.

http://gearlog.com/blogs/gearlog/archive/2006/01/23/4887.aspx


Thought this might be helpful to some around here.

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Re: $500 for old Dell laptops
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2006, 09:30:44 PM »
Dammit!  That would be awesome if my dell weren't DEAD!

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Re: $500 for old Dell laptops
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2006, 12:10:07 AM »
I have a an old Dell Inspiron with a PII 500. It is beat up, but still manages to power up. Perhaps I should look into this deal.

Re: $500 for old Dell laptops
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2006, 07:27:43 PM »
I was intrigued until I saw that it had to be the "BX Series," which, even with the $500 discount is over $1000.  It seems better just to buy a decent laptop for $600-1000 and sell you old laptop to Kaplan or something...

Then again, maybe I'm just bitter because I spent almost $2K on a Sony Vaio for college and spent $600 getting it fixed, only to have it sh!t the bed for good.

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Re: $500 for old Dell laptops
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2006, 08:22:54 AM »
Yea my comp-sci-know-it-all friend wasn't too excited about the deal because there weren't any options.  Sad cause it was exciting too!

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Re: $500 for old Dell laptops
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2006, 09:16:08 AM »
How about a new Dell laptop for $500.  This one is $599 with a $100 mail in rebate.  http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?cs=04&kc=9&oc=S80104v&x=5&y=11

I'm not endorsing this particular model, as I have no idea if Celerons are any good or how a laptop will run with 256 meg, but that stuff is upgradable.  Anyway, there you go.  Tough to beat a laptop with wireless and a DVD burner for $500.