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Loot Crate has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

By Shawn Knight
Aug 14, 2019 at 2:00 PM
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  1. In an overnight press release, Loot Crate said it has taken significant steps toward financial health by reducing costs, capital expenditures and working capital needs and looks forward to the benefits of new ownership.

    Loot Crate CEO Chris Davis said they will have the financial resources to continue to purchase goods and services necessary to fulfill orders during the sale process. “Daily operations will continue as usual, unique and exciting fan items will be purchased, crates will be shipped, and all aspects of the business will go on as before the Chapter 11 filing,” he said.

    Employees will continue to be paid as usual during the transaction, Davis added.

    Davis seems confident but not everyone shares that optimism. According to court documents seen by the Los Angeles Times, the company has more than 250,000 recurring subscribers but is struggling significantly. It reportedly hasn’t shipped goods tied to $20 million in sales and owes more than $30 million in trade debt.

    Worse yet, some $5.8 million in sales taxes have gone unpaid and around 50 employees were let go just one week ago.

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  2. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,129   +1,635

    I subscribed to the entire Fallout Loot Crate collection. Up to now, the deliveries have been right on time, with some pretty cool collectibles in each box.

    But last week I received an e-mail from them stating that the next delivery (which was already due at the first of this month) was "delayed." And then I received a second e-mail from them yesterday about the Chapter 11 filing.

    I'm thinking the odds of getting the remainder of my Fallout Loot Crate order is about nil.
  3. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 5,510   +3,899

    Oh, that's sad and one of the biggest reasons I simply don't buy any long term delivered items .... not to say they are all this way, but far too many!
  4. SirDigby

    SirDigby TS Evangelist Posts: 514   +180

    It's really annoying, I had pre-purchased the 3 Lord of the Rings crates because I'm a mega-fan and a mega-sucker. I believe these were meant to ship May, July and September, well the first 2 got delayed to mid August (Supposed to start shipping in the next week), and the last crate is coming in September?

    It's a shame really, to be honest I like the idea of subscription boxes with things being delivered to your doorstep as a little surprise - what I don't like is how expensive it is, especially in the UK where the price is increased due to shipping.

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