1. hwvlover's Avatar
    Irritates.

    The 5x 16gb is priced in the USA at $379 which converts at today's rate of exchange to £250
    Google are charging £339 in the UK.

    The 5x 32gb is priced in the USA at $429 which converts to £282.
    Google are charging £379 in the UK.

    Grrrrrrr.

    The only good news is that Carphone Warehouse, one of our leading phone retailers, is only charging £299 for the 16gb and £349 for the 32gb.

    I shall find out later if Google will match those prices and, if not, why not.

    Rant over.
    10-05-2015 06:17 AM
  2. aldo82's Avatar
    I don't think the US prices include tax so add on 20% like our VAT and things aren't quite so bad. In fact CPW doing pretty well with their pricing. They undercut Google on the nexus 5 launch last time also and I got my moto X play from them for less than Motorola so it must be something they do

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    10-05-2015 08:02 AM
  3. hwvlover's Avatar
    I don't think the US prices include tax so add on 20% like our VAT and things aren't quite so bad.
    Agreed. However we in the UK are not getting the Google Play $50 credit either.

    And we can be sure that Carphone Warehouse are still making a profit on every 5x unit they sell.
    10-05-2015 08:36 AM
  4. jonebk12's Avatar
    I'm in the US. The prices on Google Store do not include sales tax. But no state that I know of has a sales tax as high as 20%. 5-6% is probably average.

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    10-05-2015 08:59 AM
  5. James_84522336's Avatar
    You need to take into account import duty as well which will bump the UK price up
    10-06-2015 10:34 AM
  6. hwvlover's Avatar
    You need to take into account import duty as well which will bump the UK price up
    Doesn't seem to bump the price of the same phone from Carphone warehouse!!!
    10-07-2015 05:12 AM
  7. lordratner's Avatar
    Taxes, bro.

    I'm an American living in the UK, and I was blown away by how expensive everything here is. But Europe in general taxes the **** out of you guys, at least compared to the US. Free healthcare isn't so free I guess.
    10-12-2015 05:33 AM
  8. hwvlover's Avatar
    I am more interested in Google's initial pricing and that a UK retailer can provide the phone for near £40 less!!! There really is no point in buying the 5x from Google if you are in the UK.
    .
    10-13-2015 07:26 AM
  9. landale's Avatar
    I am more interested in Google's initial pricing and that a UK retailer can provide the phone for near £40 less!!! There really is no point in buying the 5x from Google if you are in the UK.
    .
    A large part of the reason that the Nexus devices are a lot cheaper in the US in that Google decided to only sell the devices directly. No carriers and no other retailers. Doing this allows them to price the phone lower as bringing in other retailers are carriers requires a higher price so that they can make money off the device too. This is a large part to why the Nexus 6 was so expensive last year as it was sold by all the carriers as well as Amazon and Best Buy who all wanted their cut too.
    10-13-2015 08:43 AM
  10. TheEdge65's Avatar
    A large part of the reason that the Nexus devices are a lot cheaper in the US in that Google decided to only sell the devices directly. No carriers and no other retailers. Doing this allows them to price the phone lower as bringing in other retailers are carriers requires a higher price so that they can make money off the device too. This is a large part to why the Nexus 6 was so expensive last year as it was sold by all the carriers as well as Amazon and Best Buy who all wanted their cut too.
    I think his point is in direct conflict with yours. You're point is: they are cheaper in the US as no 3rd party vendors involved. His point is: Why are they cheaper from a 3rd party vendor (Carphonewarehouse) than Google direct. The whole, "we should get them in the UK at the direct exchange rate for what US customers are paying" is nonsense, life and economies don't work like that.
    10-20-2015 02:35 PM
  11. landale's Avatar
    I think his point is in direct conflict with yours. You're point is: they are cheaper in the US as no 3rd party vendors involved. His point is: Why are they cheaper from a 3rd party vendor (Carphonewarehouse) than Google direct. The whole, "we should get them in the UK at the direct exchange rate for what US customers are paying" is nonsense, life and economies don't work like that.
    What I was trying to say is Google probably had to set a price to allow for carriers and third party vendors to make a decent profit for each phone sold. If one of those parties wants to make less than what Google set as the MSRP for the UK that is up to them but I would be Google's deal with these vendors is they will sell only at that MSRP for a certain period of time.
    10-20-2015 03:13 PM
  12. Cakefish's Avatar
    The Nexus now looks like great deal in comparison to HTC's new phone. £429 for inferior specifications to the US version that's $399.

    Yeah, HTC undoubtedly steals the crown from Google for ridiculous UK pricing.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
    10-20-2015 06:15 PM
  13. MartinMPL's Avatar
    Yes, Carphone Warehouse have a better deal.
    10-21-2015 05:24 AM
  14. Tech_Lover's Avatar
    This phone is awesome. Can't say more on this, desperate to buy this one.
    I got more valuable info about the phone here : goo.gl/jSr2eY
    10-21-2015 06:13 AM

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