Walton, the country's leading electronics and technology brand, is offering new laptop and desktop computers at a discounted price–with the trade-in of old laptops and desktops.
After submitting any brand of functioning or non-functioning laptop and desktop, anyone can get Walton's new laptop or desktop at a maximum 22% discount.
Moreover, there is a 12-month equal monthly installment facility for students–at zero percent interest.
The theme of Walton's Laptop Exchange Offer is "New Technology of the New Age, Green World for New Generation."
Walton took the initiative for two purposes–delivering world-class digital devices made in Bangladesh to students at affordable prices and keeping Bangladesh green by protecting the environment from the harm of e-waste through proper management.
On this occasion, a launch program was organised on Monday afternoon at the Walton Corporate Office in Bashundhara.
Zunaid Ahmed Palak, minister of state for Information and Communication Technology (ICT), was the chief guest at the online event. The event was also participated in by SM Rezaul Alam, Chairman, Walton DG-Tech Industries Limited and SM Manjurul Alam, managing director, among others.
As part of the offer, customers will get a maximum 22% discount on the purchase of a new laptop or desktop by handing in any old laptop or desktop at any Walton Plaza, distributor showroom, IT dealer or mobile dealer showroom in the country.
If one submits an old inactive laptop or desktop, one will get a 15% discount. The new product can be availed with a down payment of 30% of the price payable after the discount.
The rest of the price can be paid in easy installments of three months without any interest.
Zunaid Ahmed Palak, while speaking on the occasion, said that the IT sector is exporting an equivalent of US$1 billion.
"The government is working on a target of exporting another US$5 billion from the sector by 2025. And of all the companies working in the private sector to achieve the goal, Walton Group is playing the most important role. We are proud of Walton," he added.
The state minister continued, "In the past three decades, Walton has transformed into a world-class company. By 2015, Walton had emerged as one of the best refrigerator manufacturers in the world. I believe Walton will contribute to make Bangladesh a developed country by 2041."
"We bought 13,000 Walton laptops for the Sheikh Russell Digital Computer Labs. Those laptops have been providing excellent service for two and a half years. Further, we have bought around 2,000 Walton laptops for the One Student, One Laptop project, and are receiving good service," Palak said.
Requesting everyone to use local products, the state minister for ICT added, "I have been using a Walton laptop for the last six months. Walton is manufacturing world class laptops."
SM Rezaul Alam said, "We have taken this initiative so that e-waste does not spoil the environment or cause damage. Around one million laptops and computers are being sold in the country annually. When the products are not functional, people throw them away–which poses a threat to the environment."
This opportunity has been given to the buyers to collect those and take action for treatment as per the e-waste management rules, he added.
"Walton's main goal is to contribute to building a digital Bangladesh as well as keep Bangladesh green as an e-waste pollution-free country," Rezaul Alam said.
He continued, "Amid the [novel] coronavirus crisis, students are allowed to avail the facility so that they can participate in online classes and continue their academic activities. Freelancers and other people can replace their old devices under this campaign."
SM Manjurul Alam said that similar exchange facilities were provided earlier for air conditioners and televisions and received a massive response.
Now, the option is available for laptop and computer products. In the future, the buyers will also get similar benefits for other Walton products, Manjurul Alam said.