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Title: CRAAAAAAAAP! (Geek Chic goes out of business)
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 23, 2017, 11:49:33 AM
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Geek Chic

It is with great sadness that I must announce Geek Chic has ceased operation.  Despite heroic efforts by many, this outcome is out of our hands.  While I am certain there are many outstanding questions, we are currently limited in our ability to respond. I will update this page with appropriate contact information and procedures as they become available.

I am forever indebted to those who joined us on this adventure, and am absolutely gutted about it's end.


Robert Gifford

I guess I'll never get one of these for the Game Den

(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1076/8922/products/geekchic-_sultan_-001_1024x1024.png?v=1496452132)



Ah well - I can always order something from Carolina Game Tables....
Title: Re: CRAAAAAAAAP!
Post by: Nefaro on June 23, 2017, 12:52:00 PM
Uhh....


Was someone at the company arrested for using carved human bone?  Wood from Madagascar?

Hostages being held?


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While I am certain there are many outstanding questions, we are currently limited in our ability to respond.


Title: Re: CRAAAAAAAAP!
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 23, 2017, 01:25:00 PM
probably lawsuits over failed deliveries
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Post by: Arctic Blast on June 23, 2017, 01:50:59 PM
From doing a bit of reading around the Interwebs, in a matter of weeks they went from taking orders to closing their doors. Almost sounds like some expected outside investment just didn't end up happening.
Title: Re: CRAAAAAAAAP!
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 23, 2017, 02:06:58 PM
I'm pretty sure Jodi and Clint are good over at Carolina Game Tables, so I'll end ordering from them.  Clint's family are 3rd-generation furniture makers and the company is carrying no debt
Title: Re: CRAAAAAAAAP!
Post by: bbmike on June 23, 2017, 03:57:01 PM
^I looked at their tables at Origins. Very nice!  O0
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Post by: Barthheart on June 23, 2017, 04:00:00 PM
Just build yer damn tables ya lazy bastages!  :uglystupid2:
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Post by: bbmike on June 23, 2017, 04:02:24 PM
^I did but it didn't look like that.  :-[
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Post by: airboy on July 07, 2017, 09:50:50 PM
^I looked at their tables at Origins. Very nice!  O0

Ditto and they are from my home town.
Title: Re: CRAAAAAAAAP!
Post by: bayonetbrant on July 20, 2017, 01:50:09 PM
https://www.polygon.com/2017/7/19/15999728/geek-chic-bankruptcy-filing-documents-patrick-rothfuss
Title: Re: CRAAAAAAAAP!
Post by: Bison on July 20, 2017, 02:10:24 PM
Wow. That it is just nuts.
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Post by: OJsDad on July 20, 2017, 02:33:51 PM
Wow. That it is just nuts.

From the article

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Total liabilities come to more than $7.5 million. Total assets, including unfinished furniture, tools, equipment and a stockpile of unsold board games from a recent merger with Crash Games, were listed at $1.4 million.
Title: Re: CRAAAAAAAAP! (Geek Chic goes out of business)
Post by: BanzaiCat on August 04, 2017, 05:55:14 AM
I wondered why Tom Vasel got rid of his Geek Chic table and replaced it with another brand (can't recall it offhand).