the itjerk

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olpc xo – bought one

Okay, I'm an early riser. Today at just after 6:00pm EST, I placed my order for OLPC's XO laptop under the "give one get one" program. Total was $423.95, which includes $199 for the laptop's "fair market value", $200 donation (which is tax-deductible) and $24.95 for shipping. Be sure to read the fine print: 30 day warranty, no "official" support and no resale. Payment is through Paypal, but there's also an option to use a credit card.

Initial units are supposed to ship by the holidays, and the sale runs for twelve more days. Next post when we receive it.


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