Waiting for the XO

I suspect many of us are first day people. And so, how many have received notification of their laptop being on the way?

Certainly, the top question on many of our minds is will our new toys make it to Seattle in time for Xmas. OLPC News has numerous posts of a few arriving here and there. All, with no predictable logic to as when they shipped and when they'll actually be arriving.

From the early arrivals being in the mid-west it seems those of us here on the left coasts are going to be later on the arrival list. Last night I decided to give FedEx a call to see if there were any packages in the system for me. Darn if there wasn't. However, I called again this evening and sure enough my XO was shipped out Friday night and is expected to arrive this Thursday.

So, if you really want to know and you were a first day person, give FedEx a call.




  1. I'm waiting too. As another poster said, waiting for XO is only slightly less exasperating than waiting for Godot.


    on December 16, 2007 at 4:09 PM

  2. isforinsects said,

    It seems like both of my XO's were shipped out Friday. One by SJ in Boston that is snowed in, and will arrive who knows when.

    My G1G1 machine was shipped friday to arrive thursday too. :)


    on December 17, 2007 at 9:14 AM

  3. Tara J. said,

    Yup, waiting as well. I'm not a first day donor, but I'm no less anxious about getting my own little OLPC. I feel like a kid waiting for Christmas!

    on December 17, 2007 at 10:49 AM

  4. wrb said,

    I just confirmed our XO's arrival in Seattle on Fri, Dec 21st. We're first dayer, btw.



    on December 19, 2007 at 11:06 AM

  5. Dorothy said,

    I just got my XO, a day earlier than FedEx had predicted when I called last Saturday.

    on December 19, 2007 at 4:04 PM

  6. jlo said,

    I was first day but the address used to ship was a very old po box from paypal's database, not what I entered at the time of order. The address was rejected 2 days ago so i guess I go to the end of the line :(

    on December 20, 2007 at 3:15 PM

  7. Matt said,

    Mine showed up yesterday down here in Vancouver (WA)! I was a first day donor also, and I think Fedex told me it would be arriving Thursday.

    on December 20, 2007 at 4:38 PM

  8. CP said,

    I just received this.... Shipping in January...

    Dear OLPC Donor,

    We are very sorry to report that your XO laptop will not be arriving by December 24. If your laptop is a gift for a child, please click here to download a gift card explaining that an XO laptop is on its way.

    Your laptop is scheduled to be delivered before January 15.

    Your order reference number: 7000xxxxxx [obscured for post]

    As soon as your order ships, you will receive another email from us with tracking information as well as information on how to take advantage of T-Mobile USA's offer to provide one year of complimentary access to T-Mobile HotSpot.

    To find out everything you need to know to get started with your XO laptop, please click here or visit www.laptopgiving.org/start.
    For Terms and Conditions of the Give One Get One initiative, click here.

    Thank you for participating in our Give One Get One program. Thanks to your generousity, thousands of XO laptops will be delivered in early 2008 to children in Afghanistan, Cambodia, Haiti, Mongolia and Rwanda.

    OLPC Foundation
    P.O. Box 425087
    Cambridge, MA 02142

    on December 22, 2007 at 12:02 PM

  9. I just got that same notice. No explanation of what the problem(s) are!! What a bummer.

    I was a first-day donor, too.



    on December 22, 2007 at 3:11 PM

  10. CP said,

    Just a FYI that I have heard from two people who got the "We are sorry ... not until 2008" e-mail who then got their XO on Dec 24th....

    on December 27, 2007 at 12:28 AM