In the past two months, it seems like online retailer Raru has had a rather rough time and the situation doesn’t seem to be improving. The latest development, according to a News24 report, is that the company has been forced into liquidation – not a good thing.
One of Raru’s cofounders, Waine Smith, pointed fingers at the company’s creditors for the regrettable decision. Attorney Vaughan Ulyate said the application to liquidate has yet to be filled. To those wanting to cling to the small sliver of hope, we say: don’t.
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The retailer’s impending liquidation won’t come as a shock to those that have followed the case for the last two months. Previously, Raru was subjected to a barrage of customer complaints regarding undelivered orders and late refunds.
An eight-hour website outage followed, during which many speculated that the retailer had not paid its website hosting provider. Many irate customers also took to Karen-aggregator site Hello Peter to voice their unhappiness that they hadn’t received their precious LEGO sets or obsolete compact discs.
These events culminated in the retailer closing its virtual doors on 4 November 2022 with the following message on its site:
If you’re one of the presumably many with outstanding orders or returns, you could sit tight and hope the coming liquidation application sheds some light on how the retailer will proceed in making sure its customers receive what they’re owed.
Or you could move on and order your LEGO from somewhere else with the knowledge that the company that ‘stole’ money from you probably won’t be around for very long. That’s still kind of a dick move on its part.