The first round of international Give One, Get One orders have been shipped out — every order placed before December 16 should have arrived by now, in time for Christmas. Some were sent from Miami, and the European orders went out from Brussels with EU adapters and a special G1G1 Europe thank-you note.
Orders between now and December 31 should ship out by mid-January. We are able to ship to all of the 45 countries mentioned in the original announcement, and are investigating and adding more countries as there is specific interest. If you want to send laptops to a country not currently on our list, leave a comment here, and I will see what we can do.
Barring an extension, International G1G1 will end on December 31st. Be sure to place your orders now if you are interested.
It currently still appears that one is preordering on Amazon, and that the XO is “available January 15” — that means that orders made now will be shipped by Jan 15 or else refunded. This is the way information is sent to us for fulfillment – a compromise we have made to cover countries everywhere, since AMZN was only able to handle shipping within the US. Donors in a few specific countries (Australia, Hong Kong, France) can choose to take part in G1G1 directly through a local site, as a tax-deductable donation.
Adam Holt was in Brussels for the first round of European shipping; I’ll see if I can get some candid photos from him If you are requesting shipping to a country in sub-Saharan Africa, chances are we can make that happen, even though most of these countries are not on that country list.