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Do not understand "unused ratings"

Started by stargzr, 09/24/2018 10:42PM
Posted 09/24/2018 10:42PM Opening Post
In the "ratings" section of the My Account page, there is a category for "ratings you have received, but not yet used".  I do not understand this. If you receive a rating from someone who bought something from you, doesn't it get automatically applied to your "rating" as it appears in the Astromart ads?  If not, how do you get the so-called "unused ratings" applied to your seller profile?? I do not understand this system.

Ron Abbott
Posted 09/25/2018 10:11AM #1
Originally Posted by Ron Abbott
In the "ratings" section of the My Account page, there is a category for "ratings you have received, but not yet used".  I do not understand this. If you receive a rating from someone who bought something from you, doesn't it get automatically applied to your "rating" as it appears in the Astromart ads?  If not, how do you get the so-called "unused ratings" applied to your seller profile?? I do not understand this system.

Ron Abbott

Simply put....Its not a rating but rather a flag that is set so that you can use it should a transaction be completed

1. If you respond to an ad you are given the ability to rate the person whose ad you responded to. If you dont end up buying or selling to them then delete it. If you do then use it.

2. If someone responds to your ad you are given the ability to rate them assuming the transaction is completed. If it doesnt pan out then delete it. If it does then use it.

You are not supposed to use the rating if no transaction is completed. Just delete it.

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Statham GA
Posted 09/25/2018 02:50PM #2
Okay but if you have any unused ratings, how do you get them applied to you so they show up on your listing?
Posted 09/25/2018 03:36PM #3
Originally Posted by Ron Abbott
Okay but if you have any unused ratings, how do you get them applied to you so they show up on your listing?

The unused ratings are for you to rate a person you completed a transaction with. The ratings in a listing are those received. Looking at your profile you have received 5 ratings and those will show in any ads you place. You have given out 2 ratings and those will only show up in your profile.
Posted 09/25/2018 05:22PM #4
Originally Posted by Ron Abbott
Okay but if you have any unused ratings, how do you get them applied to you so they show up on your listing?

Unused ratings shown on your profile dont apply to you....When you use them they apply to the person you had a transaction with.

If no transaction was completed then you should delete them. The only ratings that apply to your account have to be completed by the person on the other end of the transaction. You will run across some people who dont bother to rate you which can be frustrating but it happens.

20" MidnighTelescopes f/5
8" f/16 Muffoletto Achro
Meade 6" AR6 f/8.0 Achro
Celestron C11
Parallax PI250 10" F/5 Newt
Vixen FL102S,NA140SS,R200SS
80mm Stellarvue Nighthawk with WO APOupgrade lens, 90mm f/16.67 Parallax Achro
LXD75/LX200, Mini-tower, GP-DX, CG5 ASGT, LXD650, GM-8, G11, GM-100, GM-150EX, GM-200 and a Gemini G40
4" portable AP convertable 44" or 70" pier
Stellarvue M7 Alt-Az, TSL7 Pier/Tripod
12.5" f/5 MidnighTelescopes DOB Swayze optics
Statham GA
Posted 09/25/2018 05:50PM #5
Okay, now I understand! Thanks for the clarification!
Ron