The Scoop: Black Friday Offers on

by Gina 11/26/2009

I could try to write something fun but let’s face it. When we’re in the Black Friday zone we don’t care. Heck I’ve pushed mannequins over to get to what I need (true story, not proud). And what I need are sales, deals and prices. So for my fellow bargain shoppers out there, I wish you happy hunting and here’s the scoop  on Black Friday offers from Thanks for considering us.

Let’s start with VAIOs:

  • VAIO FW Series Notebooks: We’re offering savings up to $520 on customized VAIO FW series notebooks. This is a popular machine for gaming so the best value here are savings in CPU (up to $150) and RAM ($100 savings on 8G upgrades). The biggest hard drive available is also reduced by $30. This will end Dec.19.
  • VAIO CW Series Notebooks: A good home office computer or one for students. For a customized VAIO CW notebook, you can save up to $350 in upgrades between now and Dec. 19. Again biggest savings for value is by upgrading your processor and RAM (memory). During this weekend only (11/26-11/30) all customized CW notebook orders also get the option of upgrading to higher graphics and to Blu-ray at no additional cost (free).
  • VAIO AW Series Notebooks: Just this Black Friday weekend (11/26-11/30), the AW450/H model is on sale for $900 shipped (excluding tax). I do know this is going to be the lowest price offered on our site over the holiday.
  • Hot Models: I’ve gotten a ton of questions asking if we will offer sales on models like the VAIO X notebook or the VAIO L Touchscreen and I can confirm that this year there will not be any sales on these items and inventory is really limited. I’m just being honest. My advice for folks who are looking to give these as gifts is to order sooner rather than later due to the high demand. If it’s on backorder, I’d suggest putting yourself on the backorder list. I confirmed we are getting some inventory on these so if your name is on backorder you’re at the top of the list when shipments come in.


Talking TVs…

While I’m guessing you’re not planning to get little Billy’s teacher a 40″ HDTV this holiday season, it’s definitely the time for good prices if you’re in the market.

  • We’ll have a Blu-Ray Disc Player (BDPS360) for $129; a really great price (I’m getting one for my folks). 
  • Another sweet offer is the Free PS3 (120GB) with purchase of select V Series Bravia TVs. This offer started 3 days ago and already the 40″ and the 46″ options have sold out on (although if you visit a Sony Outlet store, you may be able to find some 46″ TV/PS3 deals still available). 
  • We’ll have a couple of good Thanksgiving models out there; best one being a 32″ KDL32L504 for $379 (ends 11/30). 
  • And then there’s the big kohuna of free stuff. We have some TV offers that include free Home Theater Systems. My favorite being our 40″ Z Series Bravia TV as the price is reduced by $380 (So $1420 shipped; excluding tax) plus you get a free Blu-Ray Home Theater System (5.1 surround sound, speakers and Blu-ray Disc Player) and a second free Blu-ray Disc Player. Um. That’s $800 worth of free stuff.  

The TV offers are great in that you can basically mix and match different items with savings depending on what you have and don’t have. I also know we have a wireless router for about $60 (not so bad). The team put up a special offers page so make sure to check it out.

Gaming, Cameras and Readers… Oh My!

Lots of cameras are reduced in price over this weekend.

  • Alpha-wise, this is going to be some of the nicest pricing of the year so if you’re in the market, I’d go for it.
  • I do know that on Monday (only) the Cyber-shot Digital Camera (DSCW180) will be $100 shipped (excl tax). 
  • Now for Readers, the hot holiday ticket. The best deal online is going to be a free accessory ($30 value) with purchase. Here’s a tip. We are getting almost daily shipments of some of the Reader models so if you see it backordered, put your name on the list because they get filled in the order it’s received and you still get the deal offered at the time you order it.


I hope this helps place our key offers in one place for you to easily skim through.  If you’re checking the site when I posted this (midnight), these offers may not be on the site just yet but as we’re all researching right now, I wanted to share early. Now this is just a blog post so some of these sales end Sunday night and some go past Black Friday weekend. Offers can’t be combined with other offers (or coupons) and it’s always based on availability. These prices exclude tax and there also could be limitations to how many you can buy. The lesson of today is to make sure to check the site and specific offer for restrictions.

Happy shopping & Turkey Day.

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  1. Jude3 wrote: November 27, 2009 1:49am

    Great Deals! I will be sure to buy one of the TVs. By the way, The sonystyle website looks very nice with the holiday touches such as the snow.

  2. guest_user wrote: November 27, 2009 10:03am

    Where are the PS3 bundles with uncharted and inFamous? How can you find the offers for two free games with a 120GB?

  3. Gina wrote: November 27, 2009 12:41pm

    Hi Jude3 – thanks for posting and Happy Thanksgiving! Yeah, the TV deals are fantastic (got one myself). Glad you like our holiday style. It’s always fun to do these extra things over the holiday. Thanks again -Gina (Blog Editor).

  4. Gina wrote: November 27, 2009 1:16pm

    Hi Guest. Thanks for coming here to ask. I *think* that offer will be available on beginning this Sat :-) – Gina (Blog Editor)

  5. Wilma wrote: November 27, 2009 6:45pm

    I’ve only ever owned a mac. I was planning to switch to a Sony Vaio today, using the coupon:
    Save $250 on Sony VAIL FW Series Laptop (VGNFW550F/B) – Only $829.99 + Free Shipping!
    Expires: 11-30-2009
    But, when I got to the check and entered the code, it said that it was not valid, because 200
    had been used. What is the deal? It says it doesn’t expire until 11-30.
    I guess I’ll stick with macs.

  6. Gina wrote: November 27, 2009 8:02pm

    Hi Wilma. I gatta say thanks for considering us. I think I know the coupon you’re talking about. I am guessing you saw it posted on Twitter or on a deal site. That coupon was a Black Friday coupon that was only good for the first 200 uses. On some official sites I saw it posted correctly but sometimes when it travels it leaves out important notes like that. I get frustrated too when that happens to me since I have to go thru a check out process before finding out it doesn’t work. I am sorry that happened to you. If I see any coupons I’ll make a point to reach out your way with an early heads up. It would be great to have you as a customer. Thanks for posting this and I’ll pass this feedback along as well. – Gina (Blog Editor)

  7. guest_user wrote: November 27, 2009 8:15pm

    I understand what you are saying about the VAIO L Touchscreens. Is there any GUESS as to when they might be available?
    Thanks for the honesty.

  8. Gina wrote: November 28, 2009 10:55am

    Hi Guest. Yeah, The L111 and L112 are in stock right now so you’re good there. The 116 is on backorder but inventory is coming all the time for these so if you’re looking for the 116, go ahead and put yourself on the backorder list b/c it gets filled in the order it’s received. I did that myself. Does this info help? Happy shopping – Gina (Blog Editor)

  9. guest_user wrote: November 28, 2009 5:21pm

    I was interested in the Vaio AW450F/H laptop and was putting off purchasing until I was less busy due to family events because on the Web site, the sale ends on the 30th. Now checking back, it’s sold out. If there is a limited supply, don’t put a ending date and no where on the Sony site does it say limited supply. As a Sony supporter, I am totally put off by this. I guess the Sony store is just like all the other stores like Best Buy and it’s like.

  10. Gina wrote: November 28, 2009 6:05pm

    Hi Guest, I am so sorry that you didn’t get a chance to snag an AW. I was at the malls this weekend and that happened to me on a couple of gift items I was looking for a different stores (from sweaters to books). That is always the challenge over the holidays. I know the AW was a super hot item over the last few days because of the price. I checked the site and found some good alternatives in the outlet for similar prices ( Everything is 10% off until 11/30.
    With such great deals right now, we do have items that will and could sell out pretty quickly. For anyone interested in the sale items or anything for gifts, snagging one as soon as you can is always advised as it’s always limited to availability as stated in our Terms. Hope this info helps! – Gina (Blog Editor)

  11. guest_user wrote: November 29, 2009 12:46am

    I want to purchase a TV which offers a free bluray home theater system as a promo with the purchase of the TV. However, as I checkout, the bluray home theater system does not appear as a selection. Does anyone know if the home theater system will get delivered with the TV anyway?

  12. Gina wrote: November 29, 2009 8:55am

    Hi Guest, The best way to add this to the cart is to go to special offer page where the offer is all bundled together. If you click “add bundle to cart”, then it adds everything you need automatically. Here is the link to the offer page:
    Hope this info helps – Gina (Blog Editor)

  13. karabear wrote: November 30, 2009 1:37am

    Hello! I am extremely interested in purchasing an FW590-CTO laptop. I was wondering if there were any Cyber Monday deals that apply to my shopping cart??? Thanks.

  14. Gina wrote: November 30, 2009 4:58pm

    karabear – Yep – you can get up to $150 off in Processor upgrades, up to $150 off in hard drive upgrades, up to $100 in savings in memory upgrades and additional savings in software upgrades. Hope this FW CTO info helps-Thanks for coming by – Gina (Blog Editor).

  15. guest_user wrote: December 2, 2009 10:37pm

    they are great but i missed them. do we have those offers again for chirstmas? (V series with PS3 combo)

  16. Gina wrote: December 3, 2009 12:36pm

    Hi Guest,
    You’re in luck. The offer you mentioned on a free 120GB PS3 with purchase of select Bravia TVs is still happening. You can get to the special offer here:   – I believe this offer is available until around Dec. 12th (pending availability) – Good luck on your holiday shopping and hope this helps! – Gina (Blog Editor)

  17. davisnewman wrote: December 6, 2009 12:30am

    With all the talk of back-orders, I ordered my VAIO all-in one 24″ touchscreen (VPCL 116FX/B) from Sony on 26 Nov, was told it was on back-order, then got an e-mail announcing shipment on 1 Dec and FedEx delivered it on 4 Dec.

  18. Gina wrote: December 6, 2009 12:46am

    Hey davisnewman – you know that’s funny you mentioned that. I ordered two things on Nov 26th (one was backordered too) and I got both of mine by Dec. 2nd. -Gina (Blog Editor)

  19. Steve Eddy wrote: December 7, 2009 4:45pm

    Black Friday was a joke on SONY customers. I ordered a CW laptop… received a order confirmation and order number with a shipping date. Five days later I got a “Dear John” letter saying that the ran out of parts for my computer and therefore cancelled the order. COME-ON….It is a new model…..give be a delayed shipping date (don’t care how long) but you should honor the pricing. The web site made no mention of limited quantities.. Wil never buy a SONY product again. Will tell this story to everyone I ever hear might be looking for a laptop.

  20. Gina wrote: December 7, 2009 8:22pm

    Hi Steve Eddy,
    I know exactly what scenario you’re referring to. Hopefully I can provide some background info on what happened. Over the Black Friday weekend, we took a ton of customer (CTO) CW Series notebook orders. Because there was a special graphics card & Blu-ray included, we ran completely out just those components before the system could update and not accept customizations including those specific parts. You’re right – it’s a new model and we have plenty of CW notebooks available to customize but we didn’t feel right making an arbitrary decision for the customers (by processing the order excluding just those components or delaying past holiday) as we knew many of these orders were holiday gifts. Therefore we cancelled that order. As soon as we were made aware of the glitch, we notified everyone impacted and offered some alternatives (which in some cases were better than the original) -I know this probably still created some unhappy holiday faces but it was our best way of resolving quickly to allow folks to order a different customization prior to the holiday shipping deadline. I am sorry for all the inconvenience this caused you but hope this extra info helps keep you with us as we do value your business (and everyone’s!). If you have feedback on how we could have resolved it differently , let me know. It’s always good to get feedback like that so we can continuously improve. Thanks for coming here to share. – Gina (Blog Editor)


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