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NCIX
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URL https://www.ncix.com/, http://www.ncixus.com/
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NCIX is a Canadian computer parts and electronics store, with retail presences in the Canadian province of British Columbia, and an online presence in the rest of Canada as well as the US.

In the last few months, customers have been noticing difficulties getting their orders fulfilled and increased wait times for customer service, among other things like a total exit from Ontario, prompting fears that NCIX is hurtling towards bankruptcy.

(Ex-)Insider reports

An ex-insider has taken to providing users on reddit info about NCIX's operations (primarily on the "Build A PC Sales Canada" subreddit but also in other related subreddits), going by the alias of "exncix". This anonymous ex-insider has provided many valuable insights into internal operations since the first fears of a shutdown were sparked in July 2017.

Other users have also provided reports from the grapevine, like Oafah (an indie YouTuber) stating that a source of his claims that the company will not last to the end of the year.

Bankruptcy

Netlink Computer Inc. filed for bankruptcy in British Columbia courts on December 1st, 2017, under file number 170816.

Despite having declared bankruptcy, the NCIX website as well as its forums remained online as of late July 2018 mid-September 2018 in a zombie-like state. After reports of what can only be described as a complete clusterfuck of a data breach surfaced on September 20th, the site was finally pulled offline, most likely by the RCMP.

Forums

NCIX Forums
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URL https://www.ncix.com/forums/
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NCIX has a forums section with content purportedly dating back to 1998, but many threads before 2005/2006 are 404 pages, probably due to the fact that part of the forums are linked with product pages.

NCIX Tech Tips

The very reason most people outside of Canada or the US even know about NCIX today is due to their YouTube channel, called NCIX Tech Tips. This is where the now-famous Linus Sebastian got his YouTube career started before leaving NCIX to commit full-time to his own Linus Tech Tips channel.

With layoffs and resignations in the company, as well as a couple of moves, the channel has ground to a halt. The "hiatus" of Netlinked Daily, the channel's daily tech news show, was the main thing that got people not otherwise in-the-know to realize that there was something seriously wrong. Besides, why would someone abandon over a million subscribers out of the blue?

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