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Old 07-06-08, 07:52 PM
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Xploited is going away...

http://xploitedcinema.com/catalog/future.php

Bad news; maybe some other entrepreneur will occupy their niche...
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Fuck.
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Bummer
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The closest I've seen to these guys are HKflix and DiabolikDVD. Moreso with DiabolikDVD, although they didn't seem to have quite the inventory. I never ordered from Xploited because their prices were a little high, but I certainly had respect for them.
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That's too bad. Amazon.uk was almost always cheaper, but for Italian, Spanish and German titles I found it much easier to use xploited than wade through the foreign language sites.
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Fuck.
Couldn't have said it better
Old 07-06-08, 10:50 PM
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Tony,

History is...history. You know what I mean.

I wish you all the best.

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A great pity indeed.

I find their customer service to be second to none and Tony has always come across as being both knowledgeable and very courteous!

I wish all associated with Xploited all the very best for their future ventures.
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Dramatic news.

Truly the best online retail site I've ever done business with.
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a shae, great service, Tony was a pleasure to deal with.
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(fist shaking at sky)Nooooooooooooooooooooooooo.......
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where to go to now besides amazon for Blu-ray imports? Bought 5 or so imports from them in past two months or so and was always very pleased with their shipping time. oh well now where am I going to get my Goonies blu-ray when it is released overseas later this year
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Son of a ****!!!!!! First Nicheflix and now Xploited? That's sad news...
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it's both very sad and very frustrating news... I'm floored
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Originally Posted by toddly6666
Son of a ****!!!!!! First Nicheflix and now Xploited? That's sad news...
My sentiments exactly.
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Originally Posted by toddly6666
Son of a ****!!!!!! First Nicheflix and now Xploited? That's sad news...
... and Poker Industries! Sign of the times. Damn pity too ...

Best of luck, Simonelli ...

BTW - my company blocks xploited. Is he officially done, or is it an announcement of the closing only?
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Yeah, they were great - one of the few online vendors that were a pleasure to deal with.

It's unfortunate that the small guy who doesn't cater to the mainstream can't thrive.
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i bought from them a few times and always had a great experience. super quick e-mails. it is too bad as they were very unique!
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Originally Posted by visitor Q
... and Poker Industries! Sign of the times. Damn pity too ...

Best of luck, Simonelli ...

BTW - my company blocks xploited. Is he officially done, or is it an announcement of the closing only?
Here's the text from the page for anyone else like visitor Q who are unable to access the site:

The Future of Xploited Cinema The Future of Xploited Cinema


All good things must come to an end and that time is near for Xploited Cinema! It has been years since we started selling DVDs to the best customers around the world, but we've made a decision to move on. Xploited Cinema will still be around, but we will stop carrying new products and stop stocking catalog titles.

It was a tough decision since through the years everyone here has given 110% of themselves, but it's time to slow down, rest and shift gears to new endeavors. Are we "going out of business"? Not necessarily since we will continue to ship orders in the same efficient manner we always have, but in the short term leading into the long term we will be carrying less new releases and not re-ordering older catalog titles.

Mid July will be the time when you will be noticing no new titles added to the website and older titles taken off the website once we sell out. All current pre-orders will be processed and shipped as normal. Over time you will notice older titles disappearing from the website. We recommend getting what you want now since all titles will not be re-ordered as we run low in stock or sell out.

I would like to thank all of the customers that have stuck around with us since the early 2000s. For years I have corresponded with many of you via emails and have met many of you face to face at conventions. I can wholeheartedly say that we have the best and most loyal customers a business could ever imagine.

As i mentioned before this hasn't been an easy decision since I've given as much as i could to make Xploited Cinema a successful DVD retailing website, but I just can't keep doing this for the rest of my life. We will be around in some capacity for who knows how long dealing with the day in day out activities we have always been doing. The only main change noticed will be the elimination of stocking new releases and older catalog titles. Orders will be processed in the same timely manner as in the past and order and item related questions will be answered promptly.

From the bottom of my heart I would once again like to thank everyone who has been an Xploited Cinema customer through the years!

Tony Simonelli
July 6th, 2008
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Originally Posted by slop101
It's unfortunate that the small guy who doesn't cater to the mainstream can't thrive.
Nothing truer stated. It's a shame we live in a world where the pandered masses end up winning in the long run.
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I just added up the totals to everything on my Wish List at Xploited, and there's over $900 worth of discs on it.
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With the US Dollar in the toilet compared to the Euro and the Pound, it's no wonder he's bailing out.

I'll miss the excellent service.
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Another great resource lost. Sad news indeed.
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Originally Posted by Josh Z
I just added up the totals to everything on my Wish List at Xploited, and there's over $900 worth of discs on it.
I just bought one bluray off of my wish list as well as the 'Black Narcissus' and 'Boys from Brazil' blurays.

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