After 45 minutes on hold, I got through to someone thoroughly confused. She did confirm my name (good, after 45 min. I forgot my name). Where beforce I got a "FedEx tracking number" that wasn't a number for tracking FedEx shipments, this time I got a clarification-- they aren't giving out FedEx tracking numbers.
I asked when my laptop would be shipped: they didn't know.
I asked why there was a delay:
OLPC scammer: "It because we are having a hard time getting laptops to Canada."This pointless dance went around and around for a while and both of realized we weren't going to get anything out of the deal. She ended the call. I fished out my credit card statement. After some consultation with the family, I am going to have that charge reversed; then cancel the laptop order.
Scammed OLPC victim: "So, what you're saying is that laptop.org can only ship to the US?" (ironic, as these laptops are intended to benefit the world at large)
OLPC scammer: "It's because of the Customs. They are making a delay."
Scammed OLPC victim: "Customs would only cause a delay after the laptop was shipped. Are you saying you've shipped my laptop?"
OLPC scammer: "Please hold." (five minutes later) "Your laptop has not been shipped. We are sending another batch to you."
Scammed OLPC victim: "I didn't order a batch. I ordered one laptop."
OLPC scammer: "Please hold..." (five minutes later) "We are sending another batch to Canada."