Next to every buyer and seller’s name on eBay are a number and (more often than not) a colored star. This number and star represent that user’s feedback rating. The larger the number, the better the feedback (and the more transactions that user has participated in).
How are feedback ratings calculated?
First, every new user starts with 0 points. (A clean slate!) For every positive feedback received, eBay adds 1 point to your feedback rating. For every negative feedback received, eBay subtracts 1 point. Neutral comments add 0 points to your rating.
If you build up a lot of positive feedback, you qualify for a star next to your name. Different colored stars represent different levels of positive feedback.
Below is the eBay Feedback Ratings Table:
Yellow shooting star
Turquoise shooting star
Purple shooting star
Red shooting star
100,000 or more
Obviously, heavy users can build up positive feedback faster than occasional users. If you’re dealing with a shooting-star user (of any color), you know you’re dealing with a trustworthy and extremely busy! eBay pro.