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Sony Corporation of America manufactures and sells televisions, DVD and Video equipment, video cameras, audio equipment, radios, tape recorders, micro floppy disks, disk drives, personal computers, semi-conductor devices and other electronic products.

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A BBB Accredited Business since

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Reason for Rating

BBB rating is based on 13 factors. Get the details about the factors considered.

Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details

1148 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 284 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 120
Billing/Collection Issues 20
Delivery Issues 52
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 230
Problems with Product/Service 726
Total Closed Complaints 1148

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

23 Customer Reviews on Sony Corporation of America
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 0
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 23
Total Customer Reviews 23

Additional Information

BBB file opened: January 20, 2000 Business started: 05/07/1946 Business incorporated 01/01/1958 in
Type of Entity


Business Management
Mr. Andrew Lack, Chairman and CEO Mr. Howard Stringer, Chairman, CEO and President
Contact Information
Principal: Mr. Andrew Lack, Chairman and CEO
Business Category


Alternate Business Names
Laredo Repair Center My Play Direct MyPlayDirect Sony Electronics Sony Mobile Sony Music Entertainment Sony Style

Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Summary

Sony Corporation of America has received 3.68 out of 5 stars based on 23 Customer Reviews and a BBB Rating of A+.

BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Overview

BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Overview

BBB Customer Reviews Rating represents the customers opinions of the business. The Customer Review Rating is based on the number of positive, neutral and negative customer reviews posted that are calculated to produce a score.

Customer Review Experience Value
Positive Review 5 points per review
Neutral Review 3 points per review
Negative Review 1 point per review

BBB letter grades represent the BBB's opinion of the business. The BBB grade is based on BBB file information about the business. In some cases, a business' grade may be lowered if the BBB does not have sufficient information about the business despite BBB requests for that information from the business.

BBB Letter Grade Scale

BBB Rating Value
A+ 5
A 4.66
A- 4.33
B+ 4
B 3.66
B- 3.33
C+ 3
C 2.66
C- 2.33
D+ 2
D 1.66
D- 1.33
F 1
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Star Rating scale

  Average Score
5 stars 5.00
4.5 stars 4.50-4.99
4 stars 4.00-4.49
3.5 stars 3.50-3.99
3 stars 3.00-3.49
2.5 stars 2.50-2.99
2 stars 2.00-2.49
1.5 stars 1.50-1.99
1 star 0-1.49

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