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Want a new notebook, netbook or desktop? Dixons stores PC World and Currys are both offering a "guaranteed" £50 off any new machine when you hand over your old one.

Wintel or Mac, it doesn't matter. The stores' only stipulation is that your old computer has to capable of being switched on and running. Otherwise, its age is of no concern, they said.

Time to did out that old Nippon Steel job, perhaps.

Dixons said the old boxes will be recycled - which the company has to do, trade-in or no - and that it will waive the £30 fee its 600-odd stores usually charge for wiping hard drives first.

The deal kicks off this weekend on Saturday, 28 August. ®

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