-Which government purchases computers from E-Bay?
Kaieteur News in an obvious attempt at saving face is at it again on the subject of those 20 computers purchased by Office of the President. On this occasion they have resorted to quoting prices from E-Bay. Anyone with the most limited knowledge of internet shopping will tell you that E-Bay is a site where persons sell unwanted or rare items in limited amounts. Usually its just one item and on most occasions a potential buyer has to outbid other potential buyers in order to make an actual purchase. So Kaieteur News is suggesting that the government of Guyana should've undergone such a procedure in order to purchase those 20 computers.
Kaieteur News then stated, "Office of the President, by its admission, had also bought five Lenovo G560 computers for use by the One Laptop Per Family (OLPF) office at a cost of US$699 each, when those systems could be sourced for at least US$430."
However the newspaper must also state where it can be located at the cost it mentioned since checks by this site have found that the prices are either similar, US$30 lower or higher. Or could it be that they're suggesting the government make these purchases from E-Bay also?
Kaieteur News must also stop with the laziness and its apparent haste to be sensational. On this occasion details used for the very Kaieteur News article were obtained from a letter sent for publication by one Harry Gill. KN used the info without verifying any of its contents.