[clug] OLPC laptops

Michael Cohen scudette at gmail.com
Thu Nov 22 09:11:00 GMT 2007

On Thu, Nov 22, 2007 at 08:17:20AM +0100, Kim Holburn wrote:
> Except aren't most of these destined for poor people outside the US  
> anyway?

Some of the poorest and most uneducated people on earth live in the US
of A.  Although you are right in saying that third world people can have
the product shipped to them, but aussies cant... odd... Even small scale
operations on ebay can find easy postage and handling solutions (they
even make you pay for it so cost is not an issue). As for the warranty
they dont need to support it in australia if the buyer agrees to have to
ship it to their service centers so thats not a real excuse.

Usually this kind of selective marketing results due to problems in
supply - the vendor tries to control the amount of demand so they can
meet it. For example this is why things like iphone were sold in USA


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