faywray 18:28 PM 19 Oct 12

Once again the UK gets the worst deal from Google. Not content with paying very little UK tax it now prices the chromebook not $229 but surprise surprise £229.

  D@ve 18:38 PM 19 Oct 12

I can't see it selling very well to be honest. Especially at that price. I think a tablet is a much more attractive alternative.

  interzone55 21:25 PM 19 Oct 12


It's the same with most of the US IT companies, where sterling prices are decided by changing the currency symbol.

One point of mitigation, US prices are quoted without sales tax, as these vary by state from 0% to 11.5% in Illinois, whereas UK prices include the 20% VAT, so the prices are

US: $229 plus state taxes, so up to $255 UK: £229 inc VAT, £190.83 or $309

  Forum Editor 22:55 PM 19 Oct 12

Transferred to Tech Consumer advice from Speakers Corner.

  OTT_B 22:35 PM 20 Oct 12


"US: $229 plus state taxes, so up to $255 UK: £229 inc VAT, £190.83 or $309"

Getting there....

UK price also includes higher import duties (not always) + generally higher logistics and warehousing costs.


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