Rumblings began in 2006 when the group supplier NSW Retravision collapsed due to bad debt, prompting a breakup of the region into three groups.
The Wykes chain was among 104 privately owned franchises to join Southern Retravision, which supplied southern NSW, Victoria and Tasmania.
After that upheaval the family thought things would sail a little smoother.
Then in May this year, Southern Retravision went into voluntary administration with KordaMentha, citing an industry wide drop in discretionary spending as the main reason it was no longer operational.
It is an unlisted company with 35 personnel.
The Bega store had already closed because of a drop in spending that was being felt across the nation.
Eden and Tura Beach were left without a group supplier forcing the Wykes group to go straight to the suppliers with cash in hand.
Some welcomed them, others refused to trade.
The situation grew more complicated when Southern Retravision refused to release any stores from their contracts unless they wrote off any debts owing them.