Archive for June 11th, 2008|Daily archive page

Elonex One Delivery – update on web site


The following notice appeared on the Elonex One home page a few days ago.

So their idea of a delivery in June, is that of starting deliveries in June, and ending sometime before September.  I think this reinforces the view that ‘if an offer’s too good to be true’ it probably is.

Let’s do a simple calculation, 200,000 x £10 deposits for four months average, at 5% interest (which should be possible) – that’s £25,000 earned in interest (not compounded) on deposits paid.

For complex reasons I was in ToysRUs on Monday, and the Asus EEE 701 was there in black or white and able for me to pick up for £215.  If I was cash richer I would have gone for it, but it’s a lean month this month, and I’m still keen to see what a £120 laptop will look like.


Bathroom Delivery

Working from home today finishing off all my placement visit paperwork, and writing module reports. Luckily, I’ve had some great students, so this should be a fairly easy job.

I’m also expecting my new bathroom to be delivered today. The delivery has all been arranged online, I’ve just logged on and was amazed to get the following –

So I can get a cuppa ready for Steven and Paul around 15:35! Let’s see how close they get to the delivery time recorded above, especially as there have been a few problems on local roads recently.

Slight sarcasm aside, it’s good to see internet technologies being deployed in this way.

UPDATE – as promised it arrived at 2:30.  There’s some clever software here, during the day the van graphic moved towards the house, and the arrival time adjusted.  All OK, and I’ve signed (electronically) for the eleven packages which are now sitting in my conservatory.

Work-wise, It’s been fairly productive, even if I did have to escape for an hour and answer work emails whilst in Sainsbury’s cafe.