PayPal Error Stymies One Laptop Per Child Shipments

PayPal Error Stymies One Laptop Per Child Shipments

Tired of repeatedly hearing that his One Laptop Per Child was on the way, PC World’s Harry McCracken called OLPC and was surprised to discover that the charity didn’t have his mailing address on file. Apparently, PayPal passed McCracken’s payment to OLPC without providing his address.

http://consumerist.com/2007/11/23/the-give-one-get/

The “Give One, Get One” laptop sale from One Laptop Per Child has been extended through the end of December. OLPC says it’s pulling in about $2 million per day in “donations.” [Gizmodo]

One Laptop Per Child Has Good Customer Service

One Laptop Per Child Has Good Customer Service

We opened the following email with trepidation, thinking it might be a horrible customer service story about a charity.

http://consumerist.com/2007/11/12/the-one-laptop-per/

The One Laptop Per Child’s “Give One Get One” 2-week sale starts today. $400 buys you a cutting edge (if oddly cheap-looking) laptop and pays for another one to be given to a poor kid elsewhere in the world. [OLPC]

http://consumerist.com/2007/10/30/the-forthcoming-xo-laptops-price/

The forthcoming XO laptop’s price has officially hit $200 now—double the initial $100 target. [Reuters]

http://consumerist.com/2007/10/26/microsoft-says-its-hard/

Microsoft says it’s hard at work and spending a “nontrivial” amount of money to optimize a version of Windows XP for the One Laptop Per Child’s $188 XO laptop, as if impoverished children don’t already suffer enough. [Reuters]

OLPC Production Delay Means Shortage Of $188 Laptops This Holiday Season

OLPC Production Delay Means Shortage Of $188 Laptops This Holiday Season

If you’re planning on taking part in the One Laptop Per Child “Buy 1 Give 1″ sale next month, be warned that there have been delays in starting production. Although everything is now up and running, the foundation is predicting a shortage of laptops and said that although some U.S. and Canadian customers may see their personal laptops arrive before the end of 2007, orders would be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

OLPC Announces "Give One Get One" Laptop Sale

OLPC Announces "Give One Get One" Laptop Sale

Early adopters, geeks, technology bargain hunters and idealists rejoice: One Laptop Per Child is opening its high tech stash to private consumers, at least temporarily, in an effort to help get their project off the ground now that production has begun. For two weeks beginning November 12th, you can purchase one of their green and white, portable, solar powered, open source laptops with the super-bright screen, for yourself for a tax-deductible $399, and a second laptop will be given to a needy kid somewhere else.