Some interesting developments occurred over the last few days ...
1) It has been made known to me that Bidzirk has let go employees.
2) I reviewed their auctions (which have gone from 1000's of listings to less than 200) - it appears they are selling off assets. I remember the good ole days when I saw this monitor in a Bidzirk drop off store. It also seems as if they are selling off their entire photography studio.
And I'm not sure but I think that even this light was in a Bidzirk location at one time.
3) I'd stop by and recommend a buy on some these items - The owner of Bidzirk was a Jurassic Park John Hammond spare no expense kind of guy. His attorney reminds me of the attorney in Jurassic Park as well - a wise cracking "know it all" - full of petty insults.
One last Jurassic Park comparison - my nickname is Rus - remember what the TyranosauRus did to the attorney?
This is the lighting studio where Bidzirk took pictures for its eBay auctions. (Also up for auction.) I would imagine they're keeping one to list the rest of the inventory.
When everything started going down hill and I started to write my article (the one I was sued over) ... I saw other businesses similar to Bidzirk struggling ... then iSoldit started getting press for franchise fraud. My business partner (best friend) and I gave the model of eBay consignment stores two more years and then we predicted it would be out of business. iSoldit! has all but failed and left a wake of misery in its path. Now Bidzirk seems to be on the same imminent path. If only the owner had listened to me. If only he hadn't spent 100's of thousands (yes 100's of thousands) to fight me in court ... maybe he'd have capital for the lean times ahead.