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Big Delays, Small Laptops: OLPC XO Recipients Mad

PCWMike (1213976) writes | more than 6 years ago

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PCWMike writes "The charitable Give One, Get One XO laptop program comes under fire by participants who say they've suffered chronic delivery snafus and delays. One such buyer: "I'm a big supporter of the OLPC and think it's a fantastic mission, but there comes a point where you've got to say enough is enough." Those who paid for their laptop using a PayPal account seem to be disproportionately affected. PC World's Editor in Chief, Harry McCracken — another who got his order in early — is also stirred by his giving/getting experience: "The most important XO laptop I paid for was the one that was meant for some child in Afghanistan, Cambodia, Haiti, Mongolia or Rwanda, and if it indeed got there in a timely fashion, I'm happy. But ... if OLPC's fulfillment house lost the addresses of at least some of the people who made donations through PayPal. And I can't figure out why they didn't e-mail those people early on to put things right. (In my case, at least, they instead repeatedly suggested that my XO would show up real soon now.)"
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