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Started by AstroMart, 05/21/2018 11:41PM
Posted 05/21/2018 11:41PM | Edited 05/21/2018 11:42PM Opening Post
I see you charge for your services.

Why is that - why not give them for free - tell you what - you give your’s away and I will advertise that for free


Or is there a bit of hypocrisy you need to deal with now?

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On May 21, 2018, at 4:33 PM, Ben> wrote:


Alrighty then, I think you’re a bit in over your head when it comes to reasoning that someone can happen to be in the astronomy business and also enjoy astronomy personally. Please refund my $15.00 via PayPal that I sent on May11th and close my account. I am the second person in Tucson that I have talked to recently who found you to be unreasonable and I tried to deal with you professionally to no avail.



On May 21, 2018, at 4:21 PM, Herb York <> wrote:

If you are in the Astro business - like you - you are expected/required to sponsor

Thank you

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On May 21, 2018, at 4:19 PM, Ben> wrote:

Thanks for sending the terms. I don’t see any of the terms below that apply to my use of the website and hope I can continue using it for personal use. I have a business that is in the astronomy world but I don’t have a resellers license as we are a 100% service business and 0% retail.

I know you’re busy and don’t have time to research every member so I hope my clarification is useful.

Thank you,



On May 21, 2018, at 4:07 PM, Herb York <> wrote:


16.1. Dealers Must Become Sponsors. Dealer/Retailers and ATM/OEM’s (collectively herein “Dealer”) must become a Commercial Sponsor and pay the modest fees associated with being an Astromart Commercial Sponsor.

16.2. Dealer/Retailer Definition. You are a Dealer/Retailer for purposes of the sponsorship rates if you sell astronomy products manufactured by someone else.

16.3. ATM/OEM Definition. You are an ATM/OEM for purposes of the sponsorship rates if you sell only the products that you make yourself.

16.4. Distinguishing A Dealer. You are a “Dealer” for purposes of sponsorship requirements if any one of the following descriptions applies to you:

(a) You sell astronomy equipment with the intent to make a profit; whether you actually make a profit or not.
(b) You include in your listing a URL to a web site that sells astronomy equipment with the intent to make a profit, regardless of whether you are the owner of the web site or whether the web site actually makes a profit.
(c) You have multiple active advertisements posted for the same item at one time.
(d) Your account has more than 35 advertisements posted during any 6-month period.
(e) Your account has 10 or more ads in a one-year period for the same product.

16.5. "Dealer" Determination. Astromart will make the final determination, in its sole discretion, as to whether you are a Dealer/Retailer or an ATM/OEM.

Live Long and Prosper
Herb York

On May 21, 2018, at 4:05 PM, Ben> wrote:

Hello Herb,

Thanks for your help.

I’m not sure I’m following, I use the account to buy and sell personal gear and don’t manufacture or have a business that deals in equipment for sale or resale.

I’m just looking to use the website to see other classified ads and sell a few bits of gear on occasion.

Please let me know if you need any further details.

Thank you,



On May 21, 2018, at 1:26 PM, Herb York <> wrote:

Your account needs to be a SPONSOR account

I have changed it for you

Live Long and Prosper
Herb York

On May 21, 2018, at 12:54 PM, Ben> wrote:


I sent payment via PayPal to renew my account ( , Ben ) and it says I still need to renew. I checked my PayPal and it shows that the payment was sent.

Hope you can help me get my account back up.

Thank you in advance for your help,


Posted 05/21/2018 11:54PM #1

I am the owner of the company, I enjoy the profits of my company which is completely separate and in no way related to nor advertised on Astromart whatsoever. The only reason I am in this situation is because my email includes my professional signature and you are assuming that I am using the website for professional purposes. For the 6 or so years I was a member I never once mentioned my business, the services we provide nor sold non existent products on it. Herb, I provide a service through publicly teaching and sharing as an astronomy educator / entertainer, I do not sell products through my company nor do I advertise my services on your website, ever.

I will give you one more chance to be reasonable, please be a professional and do the right thing, this has already taken up too much of my time and I really would enjoy getting to use the website again.


Give your services away free - and I will advertise them for your free

Live Long and Prosper
Herb York