If you are a computer gamer, chances are you pride yourself in having fast, accurate and comfortable gaming peripherals. However, there is always new and better hardware and upgrading to new peripherals can be expensive. Thankfully SteelSeries, one of the leading peripheral distributors in South Africa, has some very good news for PC gaming enthusiasts.

For the month of July 2014, SteelSeries has partnered with Megarom, South Africa’s premier importer and distributor of interactive media, to offer a fantastic “trade-in” program that benefits gamers and the less fortunate.

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”.

For the month of July, gamers will be able to trade-in used mice, headsets and keyboards at participating stores for up to 30% off their next purchase of a SteelSeries product. All traded-in peripherals will then be donated to various South African charities that have a need and a use for these traded items.

Spohr believes the campaign is a ‘win-win’ for both gamers and the less fortunate because “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”.

Naturally, the peripherals being traded in will be assessed at participating retailers before discounts are issued. Peripherals that no longer work will receive up to a 10% discount whilst other peripherals may be eligible for the full 30% discount (discounts will be worked out on a case by case basis). The obtained discount can then be used against any SteelSeries products available from all selected partners.

The promotion will run for the entire month of July, from the 1st through to the 31st.

Retail stores that are participating in the SteelSeries and Megarom trade-in initiative are as follows:

For more information about how to help the less fortunate ‘Step-Up’ with the SteelSeries peripheral trade-in program, please head on over to the SteelSeries “step-up” webpage: steelseries.com/stepup.

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