When using the Alien Credit card, you will
need to pay each month for 6months the minimum payment, because their promotion does not state "NO Payments for 6months", it just says "6months Same as Cash".
If within 6months you pay off the balance, no interest is added. If you surpass the date when 6months is up and you still have a balance, and even if it is just an hour past the deadline, then all the interest from 6months ago, at say the 21% + Prime rate, is added right away to the entire balance...and if you still only pay the minimum amount from that point on and the balance is not paid off, then every month you will be paying the 21% interest or more, depending on the prime rate at the time. So best advice is that if someone is just short say $1000 on a $3500 laptop, and you want the laptop now and have most of the money, go for the Alienware card and make sure to pay off the balance within the 6month period. If you only have half of the entire cost or less for the laptop, then do NOT
even try using the Alienware card, you will for sure end up paying more, because most people tend to slack when making credit card payments, and just think "well Ill just pay the minimum this month, and pay more at a later month" ...It will just end up being a habit for you to think that you have enough time to pay it when all of a sudden the 6month deadline is up.
Take it from me, I learnt my lesson a long time ago and I ended up having to work 5 years just to pay off debts, before returning to college.