G1G1 International Update

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.

8 thoughts on “G1G1 International Update

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  2. Hello – I just heard of the G1G1 program and the XO computer. It is Jan. 3, 2009. I would love to participate in the program right now, but all the blogs say that the program ended on Dec. 31’08. I do see them available from Amazon. If I buy from Amazon, will they be donating a computer? Thanks for clearing up my confusion.

  3. James, I have updated the post to be more clear. We will try to update the Amazon site with clearer information as well. “Due to be released” means that is the date by which orders placed now will ship. I wish we had more control over what that message says, but we do not.

    Under the current Amazon system for third-party shipping [as I understand it], the “due to be released” date is the same as the “last possible ship” date and so must be further in the future than the last day on which one can but an item…

  4. “The international G1G1 program may not continue past year’s end” — Could you be more specific on this. Will the program really end on the 31st December 08 although the amazon.co.uk website says nothing about this, even mentions January 15, 2009 as release date (quote: “This item is due to be released on January 15, 2009″)?

  5. “The international G1G1 program may not continue past year’s end” — Could you be more specific on this. Will the program really end on the 31st December 08 although the amazon.co.uk website says nothing about this, even mentions January 15, 2009 as release date (quote: “This item is due to be released on January 15, 2009″)?

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