Carrefour Classmate PC Sales in Colombia

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Feb 28, 2009 7:55 AM EDT
OLPC News; By Greg Yohn
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I was asked by the editor of OLPC News to comment on the sales of the Intel Classmate PC based on my experiences seeing its marketing while visiting Colombia this month. I have also seen its competition, the ASUS Eee PC being sold there the past 2 years. These events have happened while people asked me where they could purchase an OLPC XO that I had shown them. My basic response to those interested in the OLPC XO has been to say that they needed to purchase one via, since I had arrived in Colombia after the G1G1 program had ended the past 2 years. Just shipping an envelope via FedEx to Colombia costs $50, so most would not get the XO from my suggested source after paying the initial Ebay price.

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