Amazon Give 1 Get 1 Europe: XO's Available Dececember 16

   
   
   
   
   

This morning saw a couple of hours delay in getting the Amazon Give 1 Get 1 pages up and running. However things now seem to be running smoothly as at least the Amazon.co.uk OLPC XO Laptop product pages is live and apparently ready to take your pre-orders. (See updated information below.) One interesting tidbit of information already hit me:

This item will be released on 16 Dec 2008.

Anyway, I'll be clicking myself through the pre-order process for European donors and then report back with my findings.

Update: Looks like my joy was a bit premature as the pre-order option is not available anymore, I guess there's a lot of activity going on behind the scenes at the moment. So probably it would be smarter for me to grab some lunch instead of hitting F5 all the time... ;-)


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well, it looks like Amazon UK decided to piss in the pool and screw the rest of Europe, look at what it says under "delivery restrictions" on the amazon.co.uk product page:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B001LDQWJI?

Product details

* Product Dimensions: 2 Kg
* Boxed-product Weight: 2.2 Kg
* Delivery Restrictions: This item can only be delivered within the UK
Find out more about our Delivery Rates and Returns Policy
* ASIN: B001LDQWJI

... etc.

Worse, PC Word says 1stQtr 2009:

"All orders from outside the U.S. will be taken through Amazon's U.K. Web site and will be delivered in the first quarter of next year or later, OLPC said in a statement."

http://www.pcworld.com/article/153985/.html

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