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Alienware offering cash trade-in for current-gen consoles with PC purchase

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Alienware expanded its cash trade-in offer recently to include current generation consoles, allowing anyone who trades in a PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360 and purchases PC hardware to get up to $200, according to the company's website.

The trade-in program is currently accepting working-condition PS3s and Xbox 360 Slim models in addition to a handful of different desktop PC units and laptops.

Participants can get up to $200 for the current-gen console trade in — the full amount will be determined by entering information and getting a quote off the Alienware website — after purchasing Alienware PC hardware and presenting the receipt. After doing so, players can log on to the Alienware Trade website and enter their invoice and bank account information before shipping their trade-in device to the company. Alienware notes on the site that it could take up to 40 days for the trade-in cash to appear in users' accounts.

The next generation of consoles launch next month, with PlayStation 4 and Xbox One costing $399 and $499 respectively. Both companies are currently planning to support current-generation consoles for the time being.

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