Sites redirecting you to localised nothing


This is happening more and more. I’ll visit a global website for a computer or camera site, and the server will detect I’m in a different country. They’ll claim there’s an Australian or Singapore-specific page I can go to for more relevant information, which I’ll click through to. Invariably, I get a 404 on that localised site.

Not out of stock, or this isn’t available, or here’s an equivalent local device. Nothing.

I get it; subsidiaries and regional differences mean that devices might have different levels of stock, be subject to different laws, or even have localised versions that don’t map 1:1 with those offered in other places. But if there’s no equivalent local version, why offer to redirect it in the first place? Seems weird, and only slightly frustrating!

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