[Olpc-open] Getting anxious about G1G1 shipping

Tom Stewart laptop at tastewar.com
Thu Dec 20 21:09:42 EST 2007

Hi Carol (+list)

I am on the east coast, so if yours are due tomorrow, then you won't  
be the latest as mine will be at least as late. Ah well.



Quoting Carol Lerche <cafl at msbit.com>:

> Hi Tom -- I was a first day donor too.  Many day1 folks have received their
> machines and more are in transit.  They are being delivered by Fedex ground,
> shipped from Libertyville IL from Brightstar.  Fedex will tell you if your
> packages are in transit if you call their 800 number and give them your
> shipping address.  I have discovered through this means that my four are in
> transit to be delivered tomorrow.    Are you on the West Coast?  I am.  It
> seems that those have come latest.  You can get more help on the forum
> http://olpc.osuosl.org/forum/ or on the irc channels
> irc.freenode.net##g1g1(chat) or irc channels
> irc.freenode.net#olpc-help.
> Merry Christmas!
> Carol Lerche
> On Dec 20, 2007 5:57 AM, Tom Stewart <laptop at tastewar.com> wrote:
>> I ordered two G1G1 XO's on 12 November for my two daughters, as did a
>> friend, and aside from the Welcome email, which had this statement:
>> Our "first day" donors are our highest priority and we are making
>> every effort to deliver your XO laptop(s) as soon as possible. We will
>> send you an update upon shipment.
>> neither of us has heard anything. I can see on the "Shipping
>> information" page [1] that I should be able to expect them by 24
>> December, and that is what I am hoping, but time is running out. I see
>> others have received theirs. Are these being shipped out FIFO? Or
>> geographically? I know that laptop.org is not a commercial operation,
>> and I don't expect all the bells and whistles of order status pages,
>> and I don't expect someone to lookup my personal order. But what I
>> would like to know is, are you all still expecting to be able to fill
>> all those Nov. 12-15 orders (esp. us 1st day orderers!) and get them
>> delivered in time for Christmas? Some re-assurance at this point would
>> be nice, or an acknowledgment that it ain't gonna happen.
>> Thanks, and please excuse my holiday anxiety!
>> [1] http://laptopgiving.org/en/shipping-information.php
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