What Do the Stars Next to eBay User IDs Mean?
Yes, eBay loves the stars. When you first join eBay, it seems like everyone on eBay has a star next to the user ID except for you. It’s so unfair isn’t it? Well, not really. The stars of many colors are awarded based on the amount of your feedback rating. When you receive a feedback rating of 10, you get a bright new gold star (just like in school).
So, what do these stars mean exactly? You may notice stars of other colors — even shooting stars. As a buyer, these stars are there to help you, and you will increase your chances of a successful transaction if you do your homework.
|Gold star||10 to 49|
|Blue star||50 to 99|
|Turquoise star||100 to 499|
|Purple star||500 to 999|
|Red star||1000 to 4999|
|Green star||5000 to 9999|
|Gold shooting star||10,000 to 24,999|
|Turquoise shooting star||25,000 to 49,999|
|Purple shooting star||50,000 to 99,999|
|Red shooting star||100,000 and higher|
After you have a star and you reach a higher level, you will get a silly tingly feeling of accomplishment. Very silly, yes, but it's all part of being an active member of the eBay community.