Google play store UK

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  1. skippymac, Jan 22, 2013
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    skippymac macrumors 6502a

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    Hi Guys,

    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...
     
  2. Dr McKay macrumors 68040

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    Are you on play.google.com or play.google.co.uk?
     
  3. skippymac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    play.google.co.uk doesn't go anywhere for me?
     
  4. Dr McKay macrumors 68040

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    Sorry I meant are you on google.co.uk or google.com when you click on "Play"?
     
  5. skippymac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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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...)
     
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  8. ChazUK macrumors 603

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    Oh dear.

    I have even more bad news for you, the 16GB (£159.99 Nexus 7) is sold out! :(
     
  9. skippymac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    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!
     
  10. Dr McKay macrumors 68040

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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?

    Nexus 7

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  11. skippymac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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

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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
     
  12. skippymac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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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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