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All good things come to an end..... why we are closing the FB group.

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Nic & Andrea Hills (28 days ago)
Closing the group wasn't an easy decision to reach, but I think what people fail to understand is that the group had descended into a very negative and toxic place, the moderators were taking flack for not moderating enough and moderating too much... just to keep the place on an even keel was too much work... While I understand people wanting us to hand it over to someone - at first we didn't even know this was possible, but once we found out it was, we still didn't feel that handing over a toxic mess to anyone was a good or helpful idea. We had a clear vision for the group and it had strayed so far from that - we felt ending it was the right thing to do. Maybe it was a bad decision, we may regret it in the future, who knows... There are many groups still active, and many new ones have started up. I hope people will find a group that can cater for their needs. We can see that closing the group has upset many people and for that we are regretful.
JACK DANNY (24 days ago)
Nic and andrea Whatever you do or say you will never please everyone,i watch most of your content on youtube and find it informative and fun,your presenting style is good ,if closing the facebook group doesnt impact upon your sales then why put up with the grief. Just ignore the haters and do whats best for the borh of you. Best wishes Jack
Laughing Gravy (25 days ago)
Facebook is toxic. Far more trouble than it's worth.
furious pez (27 days ago)
I have just literally started reselling because of your channel and Sandwell mobiles he pointed me here anyway Today I bought a boardgame cost me 2quid goes for about it's called Journey through britain by ravens burger now I can't see any online that have a note in from the supplier stating there where printing errors I was just wondering if you have come this game with the note stating it has printing errors if you would like a video to look at it I'll be happy to do so just curious to get your opinion
Kevak Arden (27 days ago)
I watch fairly frequently (not live) and never bothered to join the FB page but after reading these posts from Amanda Hughes I can fully understand why they closed the FB pages. That amount of bile towards people she has never met makes it pretty self explanatory..........
SmartReselling (27 days ago)
@Amanda Hughes for those who would like a short version of Amanda's comment it goes like this. "Wahh wahh" and then a sound of toys being thrown out of the pram. You're welcome :)
Yvonne Hendrickson (24 days ago)
I started following you after "meeting" you through Steve & Steph. I think you are all terrific. 😊
D - Widdy (25 days ago)
Appreciate all u guys do & hey the group was a lot of fun & full of info. Good to see ur still on YouTube & nic has a grey beard.. Aaaahhhhhh!
Karensellsclothes (26 days ago)
Re the plastic Andrea with clothing. Have you considered doing what I do, so using plastic bags to store then wrapping in tissue paper to sell. I think personally it looks just as nice and though doesnt elliminate all plastic it helps
suzanne cattanes (26 days ago)
What is your eBay page...would love to check out your stuff x
Mike (26 days ago)
He will never give that out for some strange reason 🤔🤔
1 hr to explain about closing a Facebook group damm lmao 😆
danny man (27 days ago)
Hi people
Emma Paling (27 days ago)
Sad to see the group go, but it's not the end of the world!! Keep smiling Nic n Andrea and happy tatting!!
Sean Hutchinson (27 days ago)
Great video Nic. Pleased the group has gone in a way.
Maggie Zee (27 days ago)
Nic, depending on your turn around time on having the stamps made you may need to get multiple copies for each pub, things get misplaced and if you cant replace quickly it might cause problems.
Dean Boughton (27 days ago)
Amanda Hugh’s what a horrible person you are your probably the type of person that helped them make the decision they did, go and look in the mirror that horrible cow looking back is you, I bet you don’t have many friends you sad sad old bag
Jane Sallis (27 days ago)
Facebook can be a very negative place. Everyone seems to be looking for a fight these days, it's bloody terrible...whatever happened to if you can't say anything nice then don't say anything at all. Do what suits you best x
LauraBellaX (28 days ago)
as they always say Nic just 'do you' don't worry what anyone else says or does. your both doing a fantastic job! take care x
Natalie Jenkins (28 days ago)
Hiya...I was the lady who accosted you outside Poundland! Thanks for the mention :oD
Nic & Andrea Hills (28 days ago)
hi Natalie :)
Hi Guys, if you want "Tat Chat" to be part of your "brand" you will need to copyright the phrase.  There are already a number of tatting groups (lace making groups) called Tatters Chat and Tat Chat, so you cannot assert ownership of that phrase unless you apply to the IPO for copyright in the relevant category for usage.Hope that Helps
Nic & Andrea Hills (28 days ago)
We have no ownership - anyone can use it if they want - we just want to avoid any confusion... people will hear it mentioned in old videos etc and look for it and assume it is our group - That's all...
Elliott (28 days ago)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/340639873282553/
M S (28 days ago)
Enjoyed watching this. Thanks for all the hard work into the group. Just in case anyone was looking for new Reseller / general eBay groups to join - here's a list: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1yt6vBS2J8fHeMO6gwKDwYc4ER0WEsvMhpgnKiZPNoGk/edit?usp=sharing
Haggis Lover (29 days ago)
I find it sad the group has closed but we now have a new one with all the same people on it. 2 things i don't understand are Why you didnt just hand it over to someone else to keep it and why if the group is closing you didn't allow the new group being created to have the same name? I can only think of one reason why you didn't pass it over to someone else and i hope i wrong
jane newman (23 days ago)
Andrea Hill
Andrea Hills (28 days ago)
Haggis Lover Essentially we did it for our own well being because we were dealing with increasing daily negativity behind the scenes. We couldn’t do right for doing wrong. If we removed a post and explained why privately people weren’t accepting that and arguing with us... their friends would then weigh in sending messages... leaving us only the last resort which was to remove them from the group.. we’d then deal with more rubbish behind the scenes for that decision. There were 7 of us moderating so we did take on extra help... it’s not as simple as just getting other people to help. If we didn’t moderate enough people would complain that the group was horrible.. we’d seen posts in other groups and on insta that the group wasn’t a nice place to be... simply we felt that we couldn’t win and it was getting us down! If our decision was business related we’d have sold the group... we’d had offers... we just felt that we’d got to a point where we had to let it go. As Nic said, we didn’t know you could pass it on... when we did we gave it a lot of thought and discussion and rightly or wrongly decided to close it. We understand that people have been disappointed and upset, and we are very sorry for that. We can only hope that once the dust settles everyone will find a place again.
Amanda Hughes (28 days ago)
Haggis Lover Seems you are only getting a very lazy copy and pasted answer could you please expand on your final sentence, I would love to know. Thanks x
Nic & Andrea Hills (28 days ago)
It wasn't an easy decision to reach, but I think what people fail to understand is that the group had descended into a very negative and toxic place, the moderators were taking flack for not moderating enough and moderating too much... just to keep the place on an even keel was too much work... While I understand people wanting us to hand it over to someone - at first we didn't even know this was possible, once we found out it was, we still didn't feel that handing over a toxic mess to anyone was a good or helpful idea. We had a clear vision for the group and it had strayed so far from that - we felt ending it was the right thing to do. Maybe it was a bad decision, we may regret it in the future, who knows... There are many groups still active, and many new ones have started up. I hope most people will find a group that can cater for their needs. We can see that closing the group has upset many people and for that we are regretful.
Karensellsclothes (29 days ago)
I think you have made a wise decision. I much prefer insta as can create a news feed appropriate to what you sell etc.
John Clissold (29 days ago)
Just wanted to say thank you both so much for the facebook group. I was a member from near the start and it certainly helped me and enabled me to give back by mentoring others. I think you have made the correct decision, and I look forward to seeing all the exciting stuff the extra time will allow you to experience.
Andrea Hills (28 days ago)
John Clissold Thank you John 🙂
Nic & Andrea Hills (28 days ago)
Thanks john
Rebecca Turner (29 days ago)
Loving nics stamps. Japanese do this with hotels etc. Journalling and planning will love this idea and the stamps too.
Nic & Andrea Hills (28 days ago)
Thank you :)
Ketocarbs (29 days ago)
Look forward to the PS1 etc testing video. 👍
Ashley Cottle (29 days ago)
How do you compete against low price sellers, mainly from China, who include free postage? If you're selling items for £3 or £4 the postage on top almost makes it a waste of time.
Simon Guest (29 days ago)
Hi again. Very silly question what's your eBay shop name please?
Simon Guest (29 days ago)
Hi guys. Have just seen your vid. My beard needs seeing to too. Keep going guys. Love watching your videos. Have just started doing eBay again after a few years.
Richard Evans (29 days ago)
the degradable packaging thing .. why not just buy one and see what happens ?
Andrea Hills (28 days ago)
Richard Evans I’ve been talking to Sazguest about doing a trial with some 🙂
billy b (29 days ago)
The Celtic Traders have a good Facebook page
Nic & Andrea Hills (28 days ago)
Yes they do - a very good one to
Missed the live this week.... I was asleep, it's a Hazzard when being Narcoleptic. WWNAAD - What would Nic and Andrea Do. Let's make it a thing.
TheTeddyEdwards (29 days ago)
Do Nic and Andrea own a physical high street store? I've seen on some videos Nic going through the back out to what looks like a shop where Andrea is sorting clothes.
Nic & Andrea Hills (28 days ago)
No not any more.
Claire Davey (29 days ago)
You have done an amazing job and well done
Nic & Andrea Hills (28 days ago)
Thank you
PixieDustGaming (29 days ago)
I have a question if i may I posted an item on the 10th of this month and delivery attempt was made on the 12th no one was in its now the 17th and the royal mail site says that its still pending??? That means the Buyer has not collected it from the sorting office so what do i do??? do i wait???? contact the buyer (dont want to in case i get some bad response from them LOL) OR has the royal mail site not UPDATED??? Im stumped on this one as its never happened to me before LOL Please can you help would be greatly appreciated Thanks UPDATE: i have just noticed another one on the royal mail site and that one has not updated but the buyer has received it and left positive feedback......i dont know if this happens to you but its very frustrating LOL.....
PixieDustGaming (29 days ago)
@Rick Makin thanks for that...i sent mine second class signed for. Ill just have to wait and see i think. Thank you
Rick Makin (29 days ago)
PixieDustGaming this happened to me a few weeks ago, I posted it out by 1st class signed for and after a week the buyer opened a item not received case so I checked the tracking and it said they attempted delivery but the buyer wasn’t at home. I added the tracking info to the case and checked again 5 days later and it still had not been collected so I contacted eBay live chat and they checked the info I gave and closed the case in my favour.
Laura anne Hess (29 days ago)
Other folks quit FB as well. No worries.
CryptoSonic (29 days ago)
Good decision. I look forward to learning from these videos in the future.
ryan brown (29 days ago)
If you're thinking of setting up a new facebook group for the beard - remember there is already a group called the white stripes lol.
Random Chaos (29 days ago)
Missed the stream! Darn. Nic and Andrea any decisions you make you should not have to consider us that much, I would hate for your videos to becoming dull due to fb beings stressful. :) p.s. GCSEs over!!!!
Andrea Hills (28 days ago)
Yay! You must be relieved... you can enjoy the summer now 😃
Nic & Andrea Hills (28 days ago)
Glad the exams are over for you - hope they went well :)
Julie Pearson (29 days ago)
Shave !!😬
Julie Pearson (29 days ago)
Hello Nik Andrea stay in bed I did and sorted stock I have. Already.👍
Daniel Bee (29 days ago)
Regarding the Facebook page, you can fully disconnect it from your Facebook account/s and move on if it's become too much, Nic and Andrea. Consider giving it to your most trustworthy or dedicated admin you may have had, rather than getting rid of a great resource altogether. Thanks guys.
Nic & Andrea Hills (28 days ago)
It wasn't an easy decision to reach, but I think what people fail to understand is that the group had descended into a very negative and toxic place, the moderators were taking flack for not moderating enough and moderating too much... just to keep the place on an even keel was too much work... While I understand people wanting us to hand it over to someone - at first we didn't even know this was possible, once we found out it was, we still didn't feel that handing over a toxic mess to anyone was a good or helpful idea. We had a clear vision for the group and it had strayed so far from that - we felt ending it was the right thing to do. Maybe it was a bad decision, we may regret it in the future, who knows... There are many groups still active, and many new ones have started up. I hope most people will find a group that can cater for their needs. We can see that closing the group has upset many people and for that we are regretful.
Julie Pearson (29 days ago)
Hello missed you tonight !! Great vid as always.👍
Cherylife (29 days ago)
❤️❤️
Brad Huggett (29 days ago)
Twitch
Chris Reilly (29 days ago)
Sorry to hear about that but I understand the reasons. Only recently joined the Fb group, however subscribed to you YouTube channel. Really enjoy your videos. I'm newish to reselling on eBay still learning the fundamentals to finding good stock to sell. Found your videos educational and fun. You have a nice informal and friendly style. Thank you for being there and sharing your knowledge.
LOL - Great start guys. Thought you were gonna go into a song and dance number for a second!
Andrea Hills (28 days ago)
Pleasant Valley Picker CA lol
Dee Rogerson (29 days ago)
Furbie ❤️
Mary Peletier (29 days ago)
You two have come so far..andrea.. you are so much more confident, and you have so many good things to say... you both are so sweet..i wish you all the best in your future endeavors...
Andrea Hills (28 days ago)
Thanks so much Mary x
Nic & Andrea Hills (28 days ago)
Thank you Mary
Hi I think you're both great
Steven Marshall (29 days ago)
Oh thank goodness the Sunday night hangouts are staying, really love them and all the videos too. 👍
Steven Marshall (29 days ago)
Gutted! Only just found you guys! 😟
Thrifty Trooper (29 days ago)
its just the facebook thats going lol not the youtube channel
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