Steelseries in conjunction with Megarom have announced a new initiative to get rid of your old peripherals and get you to buy newer hardware with a sizeable discount tacked on: the Steelseries Step-Up campaign!
From 1 to 31 July 2014, you can haul your old equipment into participating stores and get up to a 30% discount on your old hardware if it works and is in good condition. Working trade-ins will be donated to local charities and organisations that can make use of the hardware, while non-functioning or obsolete peripherals will be sent to a recycling plant. Do you want in? Hit the jump to find out more.
Firstly, you can trade in your old stuff at any of these participating retail chains (and you have to go to the walk-in offices for some of the online vendors participating in the project). The following retail chains are participating:
NOTE:Look and Listen is participating, although sadly the company is currently in business rescue. Check in with your local store to see if they will still be open and operating six months from now.
Peripherals brought in will be assessed and a discount given to the customer on any new SteelSeries product. Items not working or damaged will receive a 10% discount. Working peripherals will receive the maximum discount of 30%. Discount can only be used against a SteelSeries product available from the selected partners. The donations to charity and the recycling project will be handled by Blue Falcon IT.
Alan Spohr, Accessory Account Manager at Megarom said, “It’s not every day that a gamer has the opportunity to give back, and it’s exciting to see a top brand like SteelSeries looking at new ways to get involved with the community.”
“Not only is SteelSeries contributing to charity, but the gamers themselves, each one of us have an opportunity to make a difference to someone in need. With this Campaign everyone comes out a winner!”
If you’re eyeing something new, what’s the harm of turfing in all your old PS/2 keyboards for 10% off the Steelseries 6GV2? Or how about giving that Microsoft Intellimouse a break and replacing it with the Steeseries Rival? I currently use a Sensei RAW mouse and a Siberia V2 headset and they are great value for money products (in fact, I even reviewed the mouse and the headset separately here, on NAG Online).