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Camera

I was just looking at the picture in the last post from Dinkar (school teacher in India).

He really needs a camera.

I purchased one  in USA and had it shipped directly to India. I paid some extra shipping so I hope it gets there quickly.

I got a good deal on one thanks to thecamerabox (ebay).

Nikon chargers work on 240V so the only challenge will be the plug-in style. An adapter may be needed. I am assuming it has a North America 110/120V plug in chord.

Update August 12, 2012:

The tracking number EC692778339US can be checked here at USPS. I had to try a couple of times.

Dinkar sent me an interesting article on customs offices in India. It looks to me like the customs officials provide bad service by holding items indefinitely. This is probably very bad for their economy and I wonder if it creates an opportunity to solicite bribes.

I just did a search on corruption and found it is a know issue in India. An article in BBC. A web site against bribing. I bet the other camera I sent is sitting around in their offices too.

It will be interesting to see what happens when the latest camera arrives.

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Camera for School Teacher in India

Dinkar Narwad is a school teacher in India. He has been borrowing a camera and using his phone camera to share what he”s been up to with the world.

We sent him a camera but it was lost in the mail. If anybody has a digital camera with video they’re not using and you’d like to donate it please contact us!

If you’d like to make a donation towards a purchase of a camera (and shipping it to India), please follow this button.

The camauera that went missing in the mail:

Serial Number: KCXGW72400826

Model: Kodak Z1275 Zoom Digital Camera

Found using: http://regex.info/exif.cgi

Here are some pictures of the box I used to send my old camera as well as a picture of the camera.

 

 Update August 6, 2012:

No-one came forward with a donation so I bought one myself. It is on it’s way as of 11:45am today.

I purchased it in USA and had it shipped directly to India.

I got a good deal on one thanks to thecamerabox (ebay ID).

Nikon chargers work on 240V so the only challenge will be the plug-in style. An adapter may be needed. I am assuming it has a North America 110/120V plug in chord.