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Old Jan 22, 2013, 08:33 AM   #1
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I wasn't sure if this was the right place to post this but here goes:

I want to buy a nexus 7, and I went to the google play store to have a look only to see the price in USD (I'm in the UK). This confused me a little especially considering seeing many articles quoting the specific price (159) on the 'UK google play store'.

I spent a while hunting around on the site for options to change and even looked at all my google account settings but couldn't get the pricing to change.

Finally I thought 'okay, there's probably an option at the checkout or something' - sure enough when i go to check out with a nexus 7 in the basket there's a field for location. That field is set to United States and there is no way to change it. WTH?!

tl;dr - HOW DO I GET TO THE UK VERSION OF THE GOOGLE PLAY STORE??

UPDATE: I added my home (UK) address to my newly opened google wallet account and when going to the play store again, I can see my address in the select address dropdown but it's greyed out saying 'seller does not ship to this address'... not impressed google...
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Are you on play.google.com or play.google.co.uk?
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Are you on play.google.com or play.google.co.uk?
play.google.co.uk doesn't go anywhere for me?
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play.google.co.uk doesn't go anywhere for me?
Sorry I meant are you on google.co.uk or google.com when you click on "Play"?
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 09:27 AM   #5
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Sorry I meant are you on google.co.uk or google.com when you click on "Play"?
Oh I see, google.co.uk (I often get a prompt asking if I want to switch to .com whilst I'm at work though...)
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Oh I see, google.co.uk (I often get a prompt asking if I want to switch to .com whilst I'm at work though...)
At the bottom of the page you can switch countries (defaulted to US for me).


Or click here: https://play.google.com/store/device...-mt-0&hl=en_GB
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At the bottom of the page you can switch countries (defaulted to US for me).

Or click here: https://play.google.com/store/device...-mt-0&hl=en_GB
Thanks, but tried both of these things and I still gat the same issue
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Thanks, but tried both of these things and I still gat the same issue
Oh dear.

I have even more bad news for you, the 16GB (159.99 Nexus 7) is sold out!
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Oh dear.

I have even more bad news for you, the 16GB (159.99 Nexus 7) is sold out!
Bummer I'll have another go when I get home, could be weird proxies at work or something. that's a shame, hopefully won't be too long before it's back in stock, no retailers seem to be carrying the 16 GB version at the mo!
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I'm getting the UK price here, weird. Here is my exact link, is it in US when you follow it?

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Yup it works now that I'm home, silly work proxy! Sorry everyone!

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I'm getting the UK price here, weird. Here is my exact link, is it in US when you follow it?

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Sorry only just seen this, I expect it would have been in US as I was utterly unable to change the site even with the dropdown menu/UK url.

It's UK at home though
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If anyone's interested I bit the bullet and went for the 3G version in the end, decided in the long run 80 quid isn't all that much for twice the storage + data anywhere (esp. as browsing will be a major use most likely) + laptop tethering on the odd occasion. I'll probably just get preloaded 3GB sims from 3 as and when for a tenner.
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