Although maybe you'd like to think otherwise, your alienware notebook is not alien technology. It's a laptop just like any other, and therefore it has its vulnerabilities. Perhaps in the future more durable computers will be mainstream, but for the time being it's fairly easy to render yours all but completely useless with an untimely accident. If you're not sure what to do with it when that happens, consider the fact that you can sell the alienware laptop online, and not where you might have thought.
Unfortunately, it's fairly easy to damage laptops. They only need to slip out of your hands once for them to sustain catastrophic damage. You could have video chatting with a friend while trying to walk to another room when all of a sudden you trip and fall, losing your grip on your laptop. You'll probably be alright after the fall, but your laptop can bust wide open or the screen on it can easily be cracked. Fixing it might turn out to cost more than replacing it with a newer model, so the best thing you can do is sell the alienware laptop online.
Most people think of sites such as Craigslist or eBay when they think of selling their computers. Those sites are well-known for those kinds of transactions, but that does not mean that you should use them in your particular case. You may not want to create an account on eBay and hassle with various payment methods. You might not want to answer questions from buyers and keep tabs on their bidding. You also might not want to meet up with complete strangers from Craigslist because you would not want to get unlucky and be a victim of robbery. You do not have to sell an alienware laptop that way if you do not want to.
You could try to sell it to a company that specializes in those kinds of transactions, and it could not be easier. All you have to do is visit a good site online and input your particular machine's information. They will not even care if it can no longer boot up. You may have to note some types of damage, but in the end they're still going to give you money for it. They're likely pay for the shipping as well. The only thing you'll have to do is drop off the computer at a local UPS store or the like. They make it as easy as possible for you to sell the alienware laptop to them.
It may not seem like it, but getting rid of your old laptop by selling it like this is good for the environment too. That company you sell the alienware laptop to is most likely going to recycle and reuse the computer, essentially salvaging it for parts. Whenever old parts are used instead of new parts, the environment benefits. It always benefits when less new resources need to be extracted. Who knew that turning your old piece of junk into cash could be good on so many levels? It's green for your pocket as well as green for the planet, making it a genuine win-win situation.