expired Sony X - Applications Open (Free)

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Sony have opened up applications for their surprisingly somewhat-exclusive club, Sony X.

This is NOT targeted, anybody can join. The memberships are not always available to join, I’ve had my account for two or three years and have not seen it available to sign up again since. It has been a while since I signed up, comments here are indicating that the membership is NOT guaranteed. I suppose it might qualify for the forums on that front.

Membership provides you with discounts on most products on the Sony Online Store.

Sony X is sometimes mentioned in comments on Sony Bargains, and at free to join, you’ve really got nothing to lose.

I also should mention, from time to time, they host exclusive hands-on parties for new product launches and preview, which include free food and drink. I have never attended due to living in the sticks, but I do know OzBargain love some free grub.


Sony has posted a PSA on their Facebook

Just a friendly reminder / heads up :-/

X'ers posting up their exclusive offers in public sites like OzBargain etc. is against the Sony X terms of membership.

X'er offers / events are not available to people outside of the team so posting these notices could create more hostility than benefit for those on the forums that aren't X'ers.

Sorry for the PSA but we had to say something.

If you have any questions or concerns about this, please send Jamie a DM and he'll answer you ASAP.

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  • -2 votes

    So whats the bargain?, or is this just free advertising for an app…

  • +1 vote

    I don't see any deals being posted here.. Doesn't this belong to the forum instead?

  • +13 votes

    They will have to decide after a few weeks if you're in or not. So I basically went for a job interview.

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    is this legit? can't find much information about it online

  • +2 votes

    Where did you hear about Sony X?: Ozbargain

    Just signed up, will see what happens

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    Not guaranteed:
    This email is to confirm that you’ve completed the application and that we've received it.

    If your application is successful, you will receive a welcome email in the coming weeks…

  • +3 votes

    So can everyone join? Or do you have to wait for Sony to deem you worthy of being accepted. It started asking for how many followers I had in all these social media platforms, so I'm thinking I shouldn't waste my time as I don't use them much at all.

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    As per OP, it's just an application. You may not be successful.

  • +2 votes

    I applied. I suspect I don't have enough social media accounts or followers to be of any interest to Sony, but we'll see…

    Edit: Interestingly, the confirmation email for my application came from Sony New Zealand!

    • +3 votes

      This is spam, you take their survey for data mining, you get a confirmation email from Sony NZ, you wait a few weeks for them to confirm your account, but no deals come up… Why did this get so many votes up??

  • +3 votes

    As everyone already said, it's an application, not even guaranteed joining. Can't see a bargain here.

  • +2 votes

    This belongs in the forums not a deal. It is a legit membership. I've been a member since it started.

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    Just applied and I have quite a decent size following on Facebook and Instagram. Hopefully I get accepted.

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    Hope I get accepted. I literally own flagship products of every product line Sony has. However I DO NOT use facebook/Instagram/twitter.

  • +5 votes

    Dam, got to last page…what's your instagram and twitter, don't have one! Thought it's guaranteed membership…dam OP you wasted 2 mins of my time!

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    I cant see no deals

  • +2 votes
    1. Needs application for membership
    2. Membership needs approval
    3. Then buy discounted products to share in social media.
      No deal.
  • +3 votes

    Don’t understand why people are so critical?
    It’s better to know than not know.
    Thanks Op for taking the time to post.

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      I definitely think this was worth posting but the description was misleading. Many people wouldn't have bothered applying (or upvoting, for that matter), had the OP made it clear that the link is to the conditional application, rather than the usual sign up process.

      This is NOT targeted, anybody can join.

      This is actually a very false statement. Should have said "anyone can apply to join".

  • +2 votes

    Thanks for posting, OP. Maybe not a bargain but hopefully successful and bargains to be had

  • +4 votes

    I agree there is no bargain here…. now - but it's in the planning. When SonyX (yes I'm a member) have their end of FY yearly sales and products nights, the prices are AWESOME!

    So do yourself a favour, sign up. Read the emails and deals and when the time comes, you'll be ready for the deals.

    When there were no PS VR headsets, we had option to buy em. On products nites on release of new product, we had option to buy em cheap.

    It's in the planning.

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      how many social media contact you got on your fb and twitter ? so I can see my chances of getting it before I apply?:)

  • +4 votes

    Thanks. Already a member but wasn’t aware they had the WH1000XM2 for $299. Been looking at those and the Bowers and Wilkins PX and $299 is a fantastic price.

    I think JB has them at $450.

  • -1 vote

    i have been a member for years and am yet to see anything of value

    • +3 votes

      40% off headphones and 15% off mobile phones?

      I've used my Sony X membership to buy the above plus wireless speakers

      • +3 votes

        Also they have competitions for members. Was lucky to win one once (TV, PS4, Soundbar and phone!)

  • +2 votes

    I've been a member for a few years now.

    There's been some really good deals in there and I've bought quite a number of items - especially when the product is new and there's no other sales around yet. Sometimes when there's public sales, the prices are better than what's offered to SonyX members.

    The only thing I don't like is the lack of update on their prices. A product may have been released quite some time ago (talking many months to years), but the price on the website is still the RRP at the release date. So while the SonyX discount is still there, the product can be bought for much cheaper elsewhere. (But, hey, membership is free and there's benefits to be had, so I shouldn't be complaining!)

    My advice is, if you get the opportunity to be a member, then sign up! They rarely open up the applications!

    • +2 votes

      The only thing I don't like is the lack of update on their prices. A product may have been released quite some time ago (talking many months to years), but the price on the website is still the RRP at the release date. So while the SonyX discount is still there, the product can be bought for much cheaper elsewhere.

      The same can be said about their public site, and even their eBay store. I don't think it's limited to Sony though - the RRP for a product is usually set at launch and is rarely updated.

      The reason they don't bother updating it is because the emphasis of the 'X' appears to be on getting the social media influencers to spread the help spread the word about the new product when it's launched. I actually suspect that these discounts are subsidised from their sales & marketing budget. Once the product is no longer new, it's no longer a priority for them to update the pricing to compete with their own public sales.

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    While I wait for my membership to be approved. Are there any Sony X members preferably in Sydney (norwest) that would be happy to buy a pair of WH1000XM2 @ $299.97, and will be reimbursed $300 + beer please PM ME

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      I admire your entrepreneurial spirit!

    • +2 votes

      You could offer to meet them at the Castle Towers or Parramatta Sony kiosk. (You can get Sony X discounts at the kiosks as long as you can show them you're entitled to that discount i.e. logging into your account in front of them)

    • +2 votes

      Happy to meet @ Castle Hill or even Parramatta with a Sony X member to get them :-)

    • +1 vote

      I would also be keen to meet a Sony X member at castle towers. Any members willing to help out?

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      If i become a member, i will lose $300 and gain a sweet deal if not I am $300 richer… oh well

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      wait a sec…how would warranty for you work out?

    • -1 vote

      Hey guys,if anyone willing to help a mate out.
      I'm willing to pay $320 + Beer/Coffee.
      Prefer to meet in the Sydney CBD or inner west area.
      Hit my DM fellas, Thanks!

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        For someone who joined two days ago and can't be bothered to meet them at the Sony kiosk (there's one in Chatswood too FYI if you can't be bothered travelling west of Newtown) and all for twenty bucks and a measly coffee? Good luck finding someone who'd be willing.

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          Sorry,just wanted to make it clear, I said "PREFER" not "MUST".
          Tbh I just knew that you got to purchase them at Sony Kiosk only.
          Thanks for the info anw.
          Definitely willing to meet @Chatswood or Parramatta Sony kiosk :)

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          @kangverrel: You can buy them online too and have them delivered to you via DHL. Provided that you have a Sony X membership, that is …

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    Anyone in Brisbane able to get these?

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    Anyone successful?

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    Still waiting =/

  • +1 vote

    received the application email

    interestingly OzBargain gets a special mention in point 10 of the T&C's:

    The Sony Store account and login details provided to each Sony X member is for the sole use of that member only. Sharing prices or specials on sites like OzBargain is strictly prohibited. Login information and/or details must not be passed on, sold, or transferred to any third party under any circumstances. On-sell of products purchased via your Sony Store login, misuse of a Sony Store account, or failure to comply with this term will result in the immediate termination of your Sony X membership forever (sorry no second chances on this one).

  • +2 votes

    just got email saying i am in ! woo hoo!

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    I'm also in!

    We need to create a new account with Sony using this email address. But what if I already have a Sony account registered with to this email address? It's pretty bad that they haven't considered this possibility. I can't be the only one in this situation…

    • +2 votes

      email did say this:
      - If you already have an account associated with this email address, your account will also automatically be active within 24 hours.

      although, I am still waiting on mine

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