Alienware offering $200 credit for trade ins of consoles/PCs

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#1 Edited by NoodleFighter (7088 posts) -

Well my Wii has been gathering a lot of dust

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With the dawn of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One rapidly approaching, gamers are debating the best ways to sell or get rid of their older consoles ahead of the November launch dates of their replacements. Several retailers are offering trade-in credit for the consoles, but PC manufacturer Alienware is offering a unique trade-in offer for these older machines.

Alienware is offering gamers up to $200 towards one of its gaming PCs or laptops in exchange for a home console. The company is currently accepting working PlayStation 3s, slim units of the Xbox 360, and several different models of PCs or laptops, and all these trade-ins will give players $200 towards some of the top-of-the-line computer hardware designed specifically with gaming in mind.

However, the trade-in system for this program has some complicated steps to follow, so gamers can't just hand in their console and get their cash discount on Alienware products. To take advantage of the deal, users must buy an Alienware computer and save their receipt. Then, players must sign into the Alienware Trade website with the proof-of-purchase information along with their banking information. From there, users must answer several questions about the hardware they are trying to trade in. Finally, the user sends in their hardware to Alienware (with free shipping) and once the hardware's quality is verified the money will show up in a user's bank account within 40 days.

This is a big boost to players who are looking to get an upgraded PC rather than having to buy a new console. While buying a new PC or laptop may be pricier than buying a new console, it allows users a larger variety of options for activities such as web browsing. In addition, users can further upgrade their PC to take advantage of the new hardware available in the future to deliver an even more polished video game experience.

Futhermore, PC gamers can draw from a wider variety of games than console gamers. This is especially true with the next-gen consoles, which will only have a few dozen games available at launch. PC users will be able to draw from blockbuster releases such as Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn and Titanfall as well as a huge amount of downloadable hits found on Steam or Origin. These factors may motivate gamers to trade in their consoles to Alienware rather than put them towards a next-gen home console.

#2 Posted by danabo (2474 posts) -

It would be easier to go to work and earn the money for the hours it would take to get this credit.

Also - Alienware lol


#3 Posted by treedoor (7648 posts) -

@danabo said:

It would be easier to go to work and earn the money for the hours it would take to get this credit.

Also - Alienware lol

#4 Edited by kitty (114803 posts) -

You are paying more than $200 for the logo alone lol. Better off building your own computer. If you don't know how, look up a video, it's easy as cake.

#5 Posted by freedomfreak (40972 posts) -

@2ndwonder said:

it's easy as cake.

So, are we talking about eating a cake, or making one?

#6 Edited by silversix_ (14795 posts) -

$200 down and 3.3k to go... Alienware is overpriced to the point of no return. I have no idea how dumb you must be to buy ANYTHING from them

#7 Edited by KellyKelly (377 posts) -

Alienware is for the elite when it comes to PC gaming

#8 Edited by Snugenz (11892 posts) -

@kellykelly said:

Alienware is for the elite when it comes to PC gaming

I'm sure you meant to say gullible.

Oh wait, aren't you Davekeeh's bandodging alt, and aren't you one of the gullible people who actually paid for that overpriced brandname shite?.

Haha, sucks to be you.

#9 Posted by LordOfPoms (1086 posts) -

Alienware's are awful... if this was nuegg offering the deal on credit towards a PC, I'd be all over it.

#10 Posted by cain006 (8625 posts) -

That 11" laptop or whatever alienware makes is actually pretty cool and not that overpriced. Don't know why people hate the brand so much.

#11 Posted by kitty (114803 posts) -

@freedomfreak said:

@2ndwonder said:

it's easy as cake.

So, are we talking about eating a cake, or making one?

eating, I'm too lazy to make one >.> :P

#12 Edited by ManInFlames-77 (291 posts) -

@kellykelly: Yeah, my alienware is probably 99% stronger than the rigs hermits have(according to the steam hardware survey). Good to see another elite Alienware user on SW.

#13 Posted by KellyKelly (377 posts) -

@maninflames-77 said:

@kellykelly: Yeah, my alienware is probably 99% stronger than the rigs hermits have(according to the steam hardware survey). Good to see another elite Alienware user on SW.

This

#14 Edited by Murderstyle75 (4167 posts) -

Alienware is owned by Dell if that tells you anything.

#15 Posted by Sword-Demon (6970 posts) -

it would still be much cheaper to build your own pc with equal or better specs

#16 Posted by Sword-Demon (6970 posts) -

@kellykelly said:

Alienware is for the elite when it comes to PC gaming

what "elite" pc gamer would buy a pre-built rig?

#17 Edited by nutcrackr (12640 posts) -

interesting gesture, but as others have stated $200 off is still going to make it a pricey system.

#18 Posted by OneLazyAsian (1661 posts) -

Alienware is the Apple of computer hardware except the majority of people aren't ignorant enough to pay for the brand name alone. Any decent PC gamer knows to build your own rig at a fraction of the price Alienware charges you for their "top of the line" BS.

#19 Posted by Couth_ (10180 posts) -

@cain006 said:

That 11" laptop or whatever alienware makes is actually pretty cool and not that overpriced. Don't know why people hate the brand so much.

They used to be a lot worse before Dell bought them. The bad reputation stuck even though the prices are pretty decent now. Still doesn't compare to building your own though.

#20 Posted by MK-Professor (3828 posts) -

@kellykelly said:

Alienware is for the elite when it comes to PC gaming

it is obvious now

kellykelly = Davekeeh

#21 Posted by jhonMalcovich (4824 posts) -

Alienware is for dumb people that have more money than brains.

#22 Posted by MonsieurX (30461 posts) -

Keep your consoles and save yourself 200$ from buying an Alienware

#23 Posted by slipknot0129 (5492 posts) -

Alienware is for the elite.

#24 Edited by MonsieurX (30461 posts) -

@slipknot0129 said:

Alienware is for the elite.

Brainless "elite"

#25 Edited by BranKetra (48777 posts) -

Alienware is only offering that much?

#26 Posted by ManInFlames-77 (291 posts) -

@slipknot0129: yup

#27 Edited by clyde46 (46634 posts) -

Macs are for the Master Race.

#28 Edited by _Matt_ (8924 posts) -

LOL Alienware

#29 Posted by _Matt_ (8924 posts) -

@MonsieurX said:

@slipknot0129 said:

Alienware is for the elite.

Brainless "elite"

Or perhaps the Elite of the brainless :)

#30 Edited by ManInFlames-77 (291 posts) -

@clyde46: Macs are overpriced garbage

#31 Posted by scoots9 (3211 posts) -

I'd consider jumping on this if they still made the M11x. A new 11" with Haswell and a better screen would be great.

#32 Edited by clyde46 (46634 posts) -

@maninflames-77 said:

@clyde46: Macs are overpriced garbage

>Calls Macs garbage
>Hypes Alienware

Can anyone see the irony here...

#33 Posted by _Matt_ (8924 posts) -

@clyde46 said:

@maninflames-77 said:

@clyde46: Macs are overpriced garbage

>Calls Macs garbage

>Hypes Alienware

Can anyone see the irony here...

Yup, Macs are the lesser of two evils :P

#34 Posted by elessarGObonzo (1104 posts) -

@maninflames-77: 3x as much for an ugly case and a logo. woopie!

elitists they are calling themselves? check your Alienware specs and then price match single components. it's like paying 3x as much for a furnished house with particle-board furniture you could've got at wal-mart for a couple hundred bucks.

#35 Posted by Heil68 (45220 posts) -

No thanks.

#36 Posted by SKaREO (3161 posts) -

Give up your console, save 5% on an Alienware. Haha, no way. The tax would be like $600 alone.

#37 Posted by ManInFlames-77 (291 posts) -

@clyde46: Alienware is meant for the wealthy 1 percent like me and Kellykelly, not the average joe like you.

#38 Posted by MonsieurX (30461 posts) -

@maninflames-77 said:

@clyde46: Alienware is meant for the wealthy 1 percent like me and Kellykelly, not the average joe like you.

Cool thing you like to get ripped off.

#39 Posted by SKaREO (3161 posts) -

@maninflames-77: Actually, it's meant for people with more money than brains. Plus, wealthy people don't waste money like that. Otherwise they wouldn't be wealthy for long.

#40 Posted by Motokid6 (5722 posts) -

Alienware breeds salty trolls it seems.