The defunct video streaming and crowdfunding platform Anime Sols announced on Facebook on June 18, 2015 that all of its remaining stock of DVDs must be sold by the end of June 2015. The company commented on the post that anything unsold will be destroyed.
Anime Sols explained why it has to destroy unsold product:
Because the LLP partnership will disappear and any remaining stock would be counted as capital that would have to be split up among the partners, counted as ‘income’ and thus taxable. In order to avoid that significant cost to the partners we will destroy them beforehand.
While Anime Sols was in operation, it launched successful crowdsourcing campaigns for Creamy Mami, Dear Brother, and part of the Black Jack anime series on DVD. The company also attempted similar campaigns for anime such as The File of Young Kindaichi Returns.
Anime Sols officially closed on May 1, 2015.