Tuesday October 20, 2020

Why Xtra-vision pulled down shutters

The Xtra-vision brand name is retreating online and into the dispensing machine business

31st January, 2016
Xtra Vision closed it's doors this week Picture: Fergal Phillips

The Xtra-vision store in Skerries, Co Dublin, a long-time teenage hangout and source of part-time work, shut its doors after three decades last week.

Within 48 hours, a high-tech Xtra-vision-branded DVD dispensing machine appeared between the sweets counter and the wine rack in a supermarket around the corner. Put your credit card in, make your selection and your disc pops out.

After a long struggle to keep pace with ever-changing technology, the Xtra-vision brand name, so...

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