WAREHOUSE Sales closed its doors on Tuesday, leaving a customer of the Ballarat store out-of-pocket.
Dinah McCance became concerned she would not receive the microwave she placed a deposit on when correspondence with the store ceased.
After paying a $100 deposit three weeks ago, she was told it would be available for pick-up in one week.
A week later Ms McCance contacted the store and was told to come back in three weeks.
Ms McCance went to the Curtis Street shop yesterday and was disappointed to see a sign on the door that read “Warehouse Sales Pty Ltd is closed due to liquidation”.
“We are only going to lose $100 but there could be people who have made really big orders for a new house,” Ms McCance said.
“People are going to lose their jobs. There was nice young people working there and now it’s just going to be another empty shop in Ballarat.”
It is unclear how many other customers might be impacted by the closure.
KPMG director Darren Lewis and partner Damian Templeton were appointed as liquidators on Tuesday.
The family-owned business, which employs 70 people, closed eight stores across Victoria due to the company “incurring losses”.
“It’s too early to say what the outcome is going to be,” Mr Templeton said.
“At the moment we have closed the doors and we are seeking to understand what stock is there and what options are there for the realisation.
“We have to assess a lot of technical issues and determine the rights of parties.”
The company’s website has been taken offline with a message stating it is “down for maintenance”.
A notification of appointment of liquidator notice was posted on the Australian Securities and Investments Commission register on Tuesday.
Mr Templeton urged all affected creditors to contact KPMG on 9288 5555.