Google has been hush hush on their plans to open up Google Checkout to merchants around the globe. Not only can users not sell items on their websites using Google Checkout, but most of these excluded countries cannot sell Android applications either. This problem has been a problem for too long, and people it affects demand answers.
Now if you want to sell apps from an unsupported country, you are going to have to work for it. It's going to take a push from all of us to make it happen. If you are affected, you need to speak up. We need a clear answer from Google for two important questions:
1) Is Google really actively working on letting us use Google Checkout, and 2) When can affected developers really expect to be able to sell Android applications, or items on their website?
We don't want an answer like "Yes we are working on it, but have nothing to announce right now". We want a real answer from someone who knows what they are talking about.
Google Checkout launched in 2006 -- 4 years ago, and the best answer people seem to get from Google is that they have nothing to announce. If you are affected by Google's bad attitude towards developers in countries outside the US and UK, speak up. Leave a comment on my article, Digg this, Reddit it, Slashdot, anything. We must demand information from Google about this issue.
There are forum posts about this topic too -- leave comments there. Star them, post new ones, etc. Here are a few to get you started:
In Canada, I can BUY Android apps, why can't I SELL Android apps? Sell paid apps from within Canada please!! When will Russian developers be able to sell their paid apps in the Android Market? International Google Checkout?