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BaselLife 04.10.2017 20:57

Availability of Google products in Switzerland
 
Hi,

every day when I go to work I pass the Google office in Binz. I wonder where Google employees buy Google products as they are not available in media markt, interdiscount etc. I go to store.google.com and look at the products I can buy, virtually nothing.

I can go to Germany or the UK and buy the Made by Google products but not in Switzerland. I also can't go and buy Amazon Fire tv/box, Amazon Echo or Roku.

I am sure there a number of people who work for Google who are on this forum. Maybe some one can explain why it is not possible to go and buy Google products in the swiss market.

By the way great set of products announced today. I am looking forward to using them.

Have fun
Martin

Tom1234 04.10.2017 21:43

Re: Availability of Google products in Switzerland
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by BaselLife (Post 2856075)
Hi,

every day when I go to work I pass the Google office in Binz. I wonder where Google employees buy Google products as they are not available in media markt, interdiscount etc. I go to store.google.com and look at the products I can buy, virtually nothing.

I can go to Germany or the UK and buy the Made by Google products but not in Switzerland. I also can't go and buy Amazon Fire tv/box, Amazon Echo or Roku.

I am sure there a number of people who work for Google who are on this forum. Maybe some one can explain why it is not possible to go and buy Google products in the swiss market.

By the way great set of products announced today. I am looking forward to using them.

Have fun
Martin

I can't speak for Google products but you can buy the Amazon Echo and Echo Dot at lots of places here albeit online.

Guest 04.10.2017 21:49

Re: Availability of Google products in Switzerland
 
I would expect the company having a program for their employees to use their products.

BaselLife 04.10.2017 23:33

Re: Availability of Google products in Switzerland
 
Hi,

for a comparison this what the US Google store looks like
https://store.google.com/us/?hl=en-U...yRedirect=true

I wonder why Google makes it difficult to buy their products where without buying in other countries or through online stores.


Have fun
Martin

ivank 05.10.2017 00:26

Re: Availability of Google products in Switzerland
 
Last time I checked it was by far and large an ad company, hardware revenues are a rather minor profit source. They don't really need your money in same way like Apple or Samsung do - *you* are their product.

marton 05.10.2017 01:41

Re: Availability of Google products in Switzerland
 
Look here

They have a shop in Basel?

Digitec Galaxus AG
Markthalle
Steinentorberg 20
CH-4051 Basel

bowlie 05.10.2017 10:55

Re: Availability of Google products in Switzerland
 
http://en.toppreise.ch/index.php?search=Google&sRes=OK

poot 05.10.2017 14:38

Re: Availability of Google products in Switzerland
 
I also went to Bangladesh to try and buy some Nike trainers, but couldn't find a good shop anywhere!

Dark Blue 05.10.2017 15:18

Re: Availability of Google products in Switzerland
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by BaselLife (Post 2856075)
Hi,

every day when I go to work I pass the Google office in Binz. I wonder where Google employees buy Google products as they are not available in media markt, interdiscount etc. I go to store.google.com and look at the products I can buy, virtually nothing.

I can go to Germany or the UK and buy the Made by Google products but not in Switzerland. I also can't go and buy Amazon Fire tv/box, Amazon Echo or Roku.

I am sure there a number of people who work for Google who are on this forum. Maybe some one can explain why it is not possible to go and buy Google products in the swiss market.

By the way great set of products announced today. I am looking forward to using them.

Have fun
Martin

I bought my Chromecast from Media Markt

BaselLife 05.10.2017 18:00

Re: Availability of Google products in Switzerland
 
Hi

What about Google WiFi, Google Home, Pixel C and will the Pixel 2, Google Home Max, Pixel Buds, Google Clips. i wonder if any of these will be available here. The excellent Chromecast devices are widely available but after that it seems it is just online or Digitec which seems really weird considering the large Google presence.

Have fun
Martin

Chuff 05.10.2017 18:06

Re: Availability of Google products in Switzerland
 
I suspect the reason things like Google Home and Alexa etc are not yet released in Switzerland is because it's such a small market that they probably don't see it as worth putting the effort in to localize them.

I am very tempted by the Google Home Mini though, to see how it stacks up against Alexa.

heiserhorn 16.10.2017 16:37

Re: Availability of Google products in Switzerland
 
Hi,

Sometimes the products appear on the Swiss store a few months later. That was the case for the nexus 5 and the nexus 5x. For both of them was November.

The pixel was not made available at all.

Let's wait for November and see.

Cheers

Mike

Tom1234 16.10.2017 17:12

Re: Availability of Google products in Switzerland
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Chuff (Post 2856460)
I am very tempted by the Google Home Mini though, to see how it stacks up against Alexa.

I think the big negative of the Mini compared with the Echo is it doesn't have an Aux-out audio socket so you can't connect it to speakers without bluetooth such as sonos systems.

Fine if you are using bluetooth though.


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