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Vancouver-based NCIX files for bankruptcy after closing all stores

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Kenneth Chan Dec 04, 2017 1:11 pm 26,488

A Vancouver-based computer hardware and software retailer, best known for its do-it-yourself business model, is declaring insolvency after more than two decades of operations.

Documents filed to the Supreme Court of British Columbia on Friday indicate NCIX – also known as Netlink Computer Inc. – has formally filed for bankruptcy after struggling for years to compete against larger online businesses like Amazon and Newegg.

The company had already closed all of its brick-and-mortar locations in Metro Vancouver and Ontario earlier in the year.

Customers with NCIX are warned to not make any new orders with the company as there is a risk of not receiving the product. As well, the company may be unable to issue refunds due to its insolvency.

Product pick-ups are available from the company’s Richmond office for the time being.

Founded in 1996 by Burnaby resident Steve Wu, NCIX began as a retail store and later expanded into an online business, with customers from both Canada and the United States.


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Kenneth Chan
National Features Editor at Daily Hive, the evolution of Vancity Buzz. He covers local architecture, urban issues, politics, business, retail, economic development, transportation and infrastructure, and the travel industry. Kenneth is also a Co-Founder of New Year's Eve Vancouver. Connect with him at kenneth[at]dailyhive.com

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