Alienware offering $200 for old console trade-ins

Alienware wants you to trade your used PS3, Xbox 360, or Wii system. By trading in a working console, you'll be able to get a $200 rebate off an Alienware computer.


With new consoles coming out in less than a month, many would like for you to trade in your current-gen systems. Surprisingly, one of those companies is Alienware. They want your used PS3, Xbox 360, or Wii system. By trading in a working console, you'll be able to get a $200 rebate off an Alienware computer.

The promo site (via IGN) suggests picking up the Alienware X51, which starts at $699. After the rebate, that would make it cost pretty much the same as an Xbox One. The basic rig is equipped with 6GB of RAM and a GTX 645 graphics card.

It's an interesting offer, especially given the benefits of joining the PC Master Race. In terms of cash back, it also beats GameStop significantly. The game retailer is only offering $110 for Xbox 360 and PS3 consoles.

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    October 24, 2013 4:15 PM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Alienware offering $200 for old console trade-ins.

    Alienware wants you to trade your used PS3, Xbox 360, or Wii system. By trading in a working console, you'll be able to get a $200 rebate off an Alienware computer.

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      October 24, 2013 5:18 PM

      GameStop and Alienware are the only ones with such offers?

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      October 24, 2013 5:35 PM

      I just looked it up, they only take PS3<60 GB, PS3 slim<120 GB, PS3 super slim<500 GB and XBox 360 slim<250 GB but I'm sure, most XBox owners only have the arcade version and PCs older than 5 years or without core i processor are also out of the race, so it sounded better without the details..
      I'm surprised they take old Wiis though x)

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        October 24, 2013 5:37 PM

        Wow $200 for a wii

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          October 24, 2013 5:38 PM

          It's just a promotional credit, just to get people interested. I'm fairly sure that the markup on those pcs are huge, so a 200 incentive is nothing for them.

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            October 24, 2013 5:49 PM

            Promotional or not, a new Wii goes for $159.99 on Amazon.

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              October 24, 2013 5:50 PM

              Buying Alienware is dumb. $500 markup for a $200 credit is dumb. EOST

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                October 24, 2013 5:58 PM

                Once upon a time, if you wanted the latest video card you HAD to buy an alienware.

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                  October 24, 2013 6:14 PM

                  if you wanted someone to put your system together for you and charge you an arm and a leg it was the only way to get a new video card. then the secret got out that building your own systems weren't all that complicated.

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                    October 24, 2013 6:19 PM

                    wrong, the cards weren't available for sale anywhere else online or in the store.

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                  October 24, 2013 10:00 PM

                  that's a bullshit lie right then and there.

                  Never once ever when i was into PC gaming years ago, that the latest and greatest video cards were only available in alienware PCs.

                  I'm calling pure 100% fucking bullshit on you pneum0.

                  pick the gauntlet up motherfucker...... It's been laid down.

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                    October 24, 2013 10:02 PM

                    ^^^ What he said. They weren't even the only build-to-order company that could get high-end video cards.

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                      October 24, 2013 10:08 PM

                      nope, because even when alienware first came out they weren't the first "high end" pre-built PC company out there.

                      There were other companies that were making high end gaming pcs then. Alien ware just managed to stay around. More than likely due to massive money behind them on the silent end.

                      But believe me, there were no fucking "exclusive rights" to high end PC parts that were ONLY available to alienware.

                      Shit, i still remember everyone on the shack in the late 90's shitting on people here posting that they were buying an alienware. I STILL remember everyone shitting on said person saying "YOU CAN GET THE SAME PARTS FOR 2K LESS"

                      it's always been that way with alienware. They've never had "exclusive" rights to anything hardware related.

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                        October 24, 2013 10:13 PM

                        Now that I think about it, I think you were only able to order computers with advertised new parts before they came out a couple weeks later. Since turn around at Alienware was like 2 weeks or more IIRC. This was back when their main advertising was in magazines and you can to call in the orders.

                        At that time I relied on friends who knew someone at a PC shop or going to Fry's to get parts for a new computer.

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                          October 24, 2013 10:33 PM

                          All i remember back in the day was picking up shit in a PC gamer magazine (Back when magazines mattered) and they would always have month early reviews over the new cards. But there was never and end of local cheap computer shops that would have the latest and greatest in PC hardware that would have said video cards available at day one that you could buy them stupidly cheap (oldschool canada computers in ontario represent motherfucker!).

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                            October 25, 2013 2:34 AM

                            Computer shopper for life. Also I kinda doubt you were buying early parts stupidly cheap in Canada way back in the day given the exchange rates. Well maybe relative to Canada wide prices and release dates, is that what you mean?

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                            October 25, 2013 4:56 AM

                            The sent me a binder with it i'm looking for it now you fucker! =p

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                    October 25, 2013 4:54 AM

                    How to hell do I even prove it? It was 13 years ago I bought the alienware. I don't even remember the video card that came in it.

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      October 24, 2013 5:44 PM

      Pretty tempting. Too bad they will take my fat, but not touch my 360. Not surprising though.

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      October 24, 2013 8:31 PM

      $200 off a $2000 system still isn't doable for me I'm afraid. :(

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        October 24, 2013 8:54 PM

        Yeah, $200 is a drop in the bucket when it comes to buying an Alienware system. It's all good stuff but it comes at a premium for sure.

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      October 25, 2013 2:44 AM

      Weird that Alienware is still around

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        October 25, 2013 3:31 AM

        are they still ugly as fuck

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        October 25, 2013 4:17 AM

        Not really. I always recommend them when someone asks me to help find their son a high end gaming PC. Lot of people don't know how to build their own and I have no time to list all the parts and how to do it. Sure there are other companies but I know Alienware has good warranty and is pretty easy to order from if you've got the money. When I worked at Rockstar we bought them sometimes too because we like having everything under warranty and we're too busy to build pcs. 2k did the same thing.

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        October 25, 2013 10:41 AM

        After Alienware was bought Dell some of the guys there left and started Origein PCs.

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        October 29, 2013 12:59 AM

        eh its just dell

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      October 25, 2013 4:40 AM

      Good deal if I didnt already own 3.

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      October 25, 2013 10:40 AM

      I've owned 2 Alienware Systems, and both of them have had problems. I gave them a second chance just hoping my first one was just bad luck since they have always seemed to have a good rep. My second system shipped to me with a bad graphics card out of the box. Never again will I ever order anything from them, and I warn my friends when they even think about buying their systems.