Heads up to European Give 1 Get 1 donors! Amazon.co.uk may be canceling your G1G1 Global purchase because OLPC is talking too long to ship your XO laptop. Via OLPC News Forum, here is the Amazon.co.uk email being sent out:
G1G1 Global in jeopardy?
Dear Donor:That Amazon would cancel G1G1 orders is a shock. OLPC donors knew that shipping would take a while, and Amazon itself says that shipping would start around Dec 19-24, though Amazon.co.uk/XO currently says "This item is due to be released on January 3, 2009."
The following order, placed on 17-Nov-2008 with One Laptop per Child, will be canceled if the order is not ship-confirmed by 19/12/08. (Merchants on Amazon must ship products within 30 days from the date when the order was placed; otherwise, the order is automatically canceled.)
Order ID: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Merchant name: One Laptop per Child
Item(s) to ship:
Name: OLPC XO Laptop
Qty: 1 ASIN/ISBN: B001LDQWJI
Your credit card has not been charged for the order.
In fact, One Laptop Per Child is in the midst of preparing for XO delivery via G1G1 Global this week. The current Community News says:
Gustavo Mariotti, working with Nicole Dallow and others from the Brightstar Miami office, repackaged laptops for the UK shipments. Kim and Gustavo have figured out how to work with Amazon UK to accept two types of orders - those fulfilled by Brightstar and those fulfilled by Amazon. Next week, we expect to prove that we actually can ship through this program. We should also have our WEEE Certification for UK (recycling electronic goods) by next week.Amazon.co.uk and OLPC, what is going on? To quote another G1G1 Global donor: "I do not want my order canceled!"
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