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 Posted:   Sep 1, 2022 - 3:24 PM   
 By:   drivingmissdaisy   (Member)

Just saw this, this may affect a few of you here sadly.


 
 Posted:   Sep 1, 2022 - 4:36 PM   
 By:   Sehnsuchtshafen   (Member)

In fact, this is breaking news.
I wonder if those excessively high energy bills did them in?
Others are to come.
A lot more companies will be wiped out in the coming months.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 1, 2022 - 4:37 PM   
 By:   simon377   (Member)

Bugger, this was a significant shipping saving to Australia. Shipping costs from the US have curtailed my purchasing of soundtracks.

 
 Posted:   Sep 1, 2022 - 5:34 PM   
 By:   Timothy J. Phlaps   (Member)

This made the local news here (the company declaring bankruptcy, not the Varese element).

It's a weird situation. The owner put the company into adminstration, then sold all the assets and transferred all the employees to another company he owns. Seems shady to me, but I'm no financial-type business guy.

 
 Posted:   Sep 1, 2022 - 6:15 PM   
 By:   digitalfreaknyc   (Member)

In fact, this is breaking news.
I wonder if those excessively high energy bills did them in?
Others are to come.
A lot more companies will be wiped out in the coming months.


Who is having excessively high energy bills?

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 1, 2022 - 7:43 PM   
 By:   jamesluckard   (Member)

In fact, this is breaking news.
I wonder if those excessively high energy bills did them in?
Others are to come.
A lot more companies will be wiped out in the coming months.


Who is having excessively high energy bills?


Most people and businesses in the US and Europe, due to the heat waves on both continents.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 2, 2022 - 12:21 AM   
 By:   keky   (Member)

My order of Firestarter is unfortunately affected by this. Order placed in the middle of June, CD release pushed back to the middle of August, and just when the order would be ready to ship the company closes... I do hope they will fulfill this order soon as they promise.

Shipping cost to Hungary was not that much cheaper from the international site, though.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 2, 2022 - 12:41 AM   
 By:   Rameau   (Member)

That's a drag, I never did get to order from them. Oh well, they never seem to release what I'd want these days, & if they ever do I'll just have to order from the States.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 2, 2022 - 1:04 AM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

First So we're all in the same boat again... And people are out of work...

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 2, 2022 - 1:21 AM   
 By:   Prince Damian   (Member)

No cd = no sale!

 
 Posted:   Sep 2, 2022 - 1:23 AM   
 By:   Grimsdyke   (Member)

Setting up a store in Brexit-UK was the stupidest idea anyway !

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 2, 2022 - 1:35 AM   
 By:   Don   (Member)

This!

Setting up a store in Brexit-UK was the stupidest idea anyway !

 
 Posted:   Sep 2, 2022 - 1:43 AM   
 By:   Ny   (Member)

We used to live in a wide world.
Will we ever get back to that?

First the retail stores close, then international shipping becomes prohibitive, now workarounds are getting picked off.

And the online giants of this so-called digital age are doing an awful job of providing an alternative, with poor quality control, no sense of curator-ship, and distributor rights still an immovable force in a world without distribution.

 
 Posted:   Sep 2, 2022 - 1:46 AM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

This!

Setting up a store in Brexit-UK was the stupidest idea anyway !


Yeah, that was one thing that did not work. For the brief period where the store operated before Brexit was fully enacted, it was great for EU customers, but once Brexit came into effect, ironically, it was considerably cheaper for me to order from the US than from the "International" store. I had some dealings with "Awesomemerch.com", as they made some (costly) mistakes with my orders, though they were responsive and friendly and I got replacement copies.
Sad though to see them go bankrupt.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 2, 2022 - 2:27 AM   
 By:   Spymaster   (Member)

This is so, so disappointing. As a UK collector this was a godsend, not only for price but also for speed. It was truly amazing receiving new CD club titles 2-3 days after release. Took me right back to when the club first started in the late 80s and they were distributed by Colosseum Schallplatten in Germany.

My only thought here is - because its the distributor that's gone bust, not Varese, can Varese not simply find a new one? I realise this may be tricky if their inventory is caught up in the legal mess and/or they've been burned by the whole experience.

Perhaps it's too early to speculate - but I hope they find a way out of this.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 2, 2022 - 2:31 AM   
 By:   Spymaster   (Member)

Most people and businesses in the US and Europe, due to the heat waves on both continents.

I'm not aware of energy costs being affected by the recent heatwaves. Certainly they will be by Russia cutting off its oil pipelines...

 
 Posted:   Sep 2, 2022 - 3:13 AM   
 By:   Stephen Woolston   (Member)

For those of you who appreciate political satire, I could say this in jest...

Clearly they didn't replace their old kettle.

For those who don't get the joke, Boris Johnson gave advice to families struggling to meet sky-rocketing energy bills and that advice was that if they have an old kettle, replace it with a new one.

Being more serious though, this is unfortunate and I'm sorry to read it.

Cheers

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 2, 2022 - 4:14 AM   
 By:   ghost of 82   (Member)

Well it was nice while it lasted. Looks like I've purchased my last Varese cd for awhile.

This is some year. Maybe the days of me buying soundtracks are over. For a global marketplace it's looking rather restrictive.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 2, 2022 - 4:17 AM   
 By:   George Flaxman   (Member)

For those of you who appreciate political satire, I could say this in jest...

Clearly they didn't replace their old kettle.

For those who don't get the joke, Boris Johnson gave advice to families struggling to meet sky-rocketing energy bills and that advice was that if they have an old kettle, replace it with a new one.

Being more serious though, this is unfortunate and I'm sorry to read it.

Cheers


A good reminder as my kettle needs replacing. Sad day though.

 
 Posted:   Sep 2, 2022 - 4:18 AM   
 By:   Mathew   (Member)

This!

Setting up a store in Brexit-UK was the stupidest idea anyway !


Exactly! If they open another international shop I hope they'll choose an EU country.

 
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