Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Delivery delayed for two weeks

As many readers have pointed out, Valdi has posted the following on Medison's "own" forum over at Yahoo:

Delivery of the first Medison Celebrity Laptops is delayed. New date for delivery is August 31, which means still within the promised time of 4-6 weeks.

Thanks for your patience.

/ Valdi Ivancic
CEO & President
Medison Europe Limited

http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/medisoncelebrity/message/212

I guess no one saw that coming?

18 comments:

Zebulus said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHA

Classic. He is so full of sh*t.

Anonymous said...

Ithink the computer will come to they who orderd them, but thats my guess.

Anonymous said...

relax its a 164.70 cdn lottery ticket win or lose its still kinda fun

Anonymous said...

Think about it zen-wise. Yes, he doesn't have $150 laptop to deliver, but neither do we.

So he's one of us, just as much as anyone else...

Yea, I'm crazy.

Anonymous said...

http://pcforalla.idg.se/2.1054/1.116294

Anonymous said...

I don't really understand the people who sees this as a lottery? In what way is it similar to a lottery?

Anonymous said...

"I don't really understand the people who sees this as a lottery? In what way is it similar to a lottery?"

You spend your $150 and hope that you'll get a laptop, but it's not guaranteed.

Anonymous said...

And if you get a $150 laptop means that everybody with $150 can get one, so were is the lottery?

Basti said...

But in lottery, at least the money is guaranteed: Instead of Valdi's not-existing laptops, the lottery normaly HAS the money you can win...

Anonymous said...

and the payoff is a 400 laptop for my kid to use (and learn some linux...not a bad deal)if it disappears, I say nothing to no one.

Anonymous said...

http://www.2checkout.com/community/support/topic.php?id=211&page it ALL depends on how solid 2CO is

Anonymous said...

Only two weeks? I lost my bet! (I said a month)

Zebulus said...

My question is, why is it taking him SOOO long to ship the ONE computer they have, lol.

Motin said...

According to his own claim, they have received over 300.000 orders.

All of these are to be delivered 31 of August...

I think I got this figured out - and it is so obvious!

Santa has gotten tired of his missus and wants to escape this godforgotten planet where even the kid's won't appreciate him anymore. So, he shaved, bought a costume, changed name to Valdi and is now taking $150 for deliveries that he usually does for free. With the money he is going to build a interstellar space rocket and live in peace and harmony for the rest of the days.

Assembling plant: North Pole
Shipping cost to anywhere in the world: Free except for some treats for the Reindeer
Shipping time: 12-24h (with the timezones)

Anonymous said...

Valdi...Santa... 5 letters each!! That MUST be it!!

Anonymous said...

Quoting Valdi's own words..

"Future plans
Sheila is working in Banco Volkswagen in Sao Paulo, Brazil, bringing in the money to the family and Valdi is "house-husband". Together they have big plans for the future. One baby, two babies, three babies,,, and four babies!"

I won't comment.

Anonymous said...

Hey guys!! Give em chance to prove themself. What happened to good old benefit of doubt?

Peter said...

I'm voting for the "pyramid scheme" option.

Shipments of the first laptops won't start until he has enough orders to purchase the $300 Taiwan laptops. The first few people will get theirs (at $150 ea) and talk it up on the web. This will cause more orders to roll in, allowing a second wave of purchases (at $300 per laptop).

Note that he ends up satisfying 50% of his customers, who are happy to mention they got their laptops as advertized, and early, too! The remaining 50% are still waiting their 4 to 6 week delivery time. The second wave of customers post their experiences on the web, prompting a third, even larger, wave of orders.

At this point, one option would be to take the third wave money and disappear. Or, ship a third wave of computers.

Ponzi has my vote, but then, I'm from Boston, where Ponzi made a name for himself. And I'm *very* skeptical, having tried myself to design a $300 laptop. I learned that LCD panels are $100 in pretty much any quantity you care to buy, and are available only in a limited range of sizes, formats and interfaces, which are dictated by AUO, Acer and the other major Taiwanese notebook manufacturers.

I leave you with this question:

If a $150 Linux laptop were possible, don't you think WalMart would have it by now?