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    Google Store - over-priced rubbish or what?


    The Google Store - yes, there is now a Google Store - has one area dedicated to software (most of it free) but is largely given over to selling branded goodies (and not-so-goodies), mostly at somewhat inflated prices.

    The lengthy list includes Google Goo (at a bargain £9.49); Google lava lamps (a snip at just £41.99, with a Euro>UK plug adaptor adding only a further two squids); the Google Baby Creeper (that's a vest to you and me and it's £5.75); and the oh-so-affordable Google Blinky Pin for £1.49.

    Mixed in the mire (or shining like gems in a crown - it's a viewpoint thing, after all) are two particularly interesting items - interesting that is, even if you're not got the hots for buying stuff emblazoned with the Google name. One is in the Office department; the other in a section all of its own.



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    who actually designed this crap - who the hell wants to walk around in Google jogging bottoms or the Google arm warmer.
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    Google Store has been around for years.

    The goo is just firebox.com's thinking putty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael
    Google Store has been around for years.
    So, for that reason, you're saying it's best we don't say anything about it?

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    "So, for that reason, you're saying it's best we don't say anything about it?"

    Well, yes? Plenty of companies sell branded wares for silly money, but we don't get news stories about them, do we? All a bit too much Googlephilia, if you ask me.

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    Well yes but i think we are laughing more at the badges and "goo"
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    i can just see the marketing gorilla now... jumping up and down in the meeting throwing bananas going "goo, goo, goo"
    what's that kong, you want us to sell branded goo? brilliant!

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