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I use Tor when accessing the Play Store. I have Tor to use US exit nodes only and I've confirmed by looking up my IP while using Tor that I indeed have US IPs. However, when accessing Play Store, Play Store seems to think my IP is from somewhere else -- sometimes it shows prices in euros, sometimes in British pounds, or non-US dollars. What is going on? Why am I not getting US version of Play Store even though I have US IP addresses?

Thanks!

UPDATE:

My configuration includes

ExitNodes {us}

StrictNodes 1

ExcludeNodes {all CC except US}

UPDATE2:

For example, with an exit node with IP address of 204.17.56.42, Play Store is showing me the wrong price for https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.a22neko.noisep&hl=en -- it isn't showing US price of $5.00. On the other hand, exit node with IP address of 162.218.68.130 is showing the proper US$5.00. What the hell is going on?

  • Have you configured Tor to only use US exit nodes? tor.stackexchange.com/q/1533/88 – Jens Kubieziel Dec 5 '14 at 7:35
  • Please show your actual configuration for evaluation. – Roya Dec 5 '14 at 9:16
  • @JensKubieziel Yes, I have that configured. – PlayStoreUser Dec 6 '14 at 1:11
  • @Roya The only custom item I have in my torrc file is ExitNodes {us}. As mentioned in my post, when I check my IP address while using Tor, it shows up as a valid US IP. I've even checked it with Tor's Atlas. However, Play Store seems to detect it from a different country for some reason. – PlayStoreUser Dec 6 '14 at 1:12
  • Dear PlayStoreUser, keep in mind that at any moment you may utilize several circuits, each for a separate purpose. At this point Atlas will not all of them. Look at this question for reference: tor.stackexchange.com/questions/1230/… – Roya Dec 6 '14 at 11:32

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