[Olpc-za] OLPC Give Many pricing reduced
morgan.collett at gmail.com
Thu Nov 27 08:26:20 EST 2008
On Thu, Nov 27, 2008 at 15:18, Jeff <jeff at wildcoast.com> wrote:
> On 27 Nov 2008, at 2:58 PM, Morgan Collett wrote:
>> http://laptop.org/en/participate/give-many.shtml has new pricing for
>> the Give Many program.
>> The minimum order is still 100 XOs, but now it seems the price has
>> come down to $259 per XO whereas it was previously $310.
> Thanks for the info, Morgan.
> Does that mean it's available for purchase through Amazon on the G1G1
> program, too? (Guess not.) Last time I looked it said that the
> product is unavailable and they don't know when it will be. ... And
> why won't they let us buy from Amazon on the G1G1 program?
If we can get information on the required certifications for the XO
(ICASA I presume) then we can get South Africa added as a destination
for G1G1 through amazon.co.uk/xo. I have tried contacting ICASA but if
anyone else has contacts or time to spend on this it would be
> I have half the Rotary club here clamoring for them (they've just
> sponsored our WiFi network..... eventually after trying for a year an
> a half to get the promised sponsorship from ....... (names withheld.)
> Lemme see now, 100 x $259.00 = $25,900 = R259,000. ..... times by
> 400 = R1,036,000.00 for us to get a school up and running. We have
> the XS server and support team, but where do you think we can get the
> money? Any suggestions?
I hear rumours about more deployments coming to SA. I'll try (harder)
to get in touch with the funders (in the USA) so that we can recommend
local schools for them.
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