Using the Nest Thermostat in Europe (or not)

When I first learned about the Nest Smart Thermostat I was very excited about it. I of course enterend my email address on the website to receive a notification as soon as it became available.

In the meantime I did check compatibility with my heater with the Nest compatibility check tool, asked support of it could display degrees Celsius (confirmed), and send them a Dutch electric chart of my heater (with my translation) to ask them a more technical question about modulating.

When I finally received the long awaited notification I immediately went to the Nest website to order 2 units, only to find out that I couldn’t select an address outside the US.