Just a quick question about Astromart etiquette with regards to ratings. I'm selling a scope currently that I'm asking $700. I received several inquiries and as I always do if the buyer is interested I check their ratings. I recently received an offer from someone in Europe that wanted to buy it (although they kept emailing me saying my price was too high which I found annoying). Anyway the buyer had no ratings. I politely said I'm sorry but I really can't risk selling something this expensive (to me anyway - I'm sure others may not think this is a huge amount of money) to an Astromarter with no ratings. Since then he's been emailing me over and over saying well why are you singling out Europeans, blah blah blah. I explained that I'd be hesitant to sell it to someone in the US with no rating and a hotmail email address as well.
So my question is, is this acceptable to reject offers if the user doesn't have a rating. My personal feeling is that the whole point of ratings is to build up trust and believe me if i was selling a $25 plossl I wouldn't blink an eye at selling it to someone in another country with no ratings but that's not the case in this ad.
Thanks for any advice. I do feel bad about not letting someone who is genuinely interested in getting a telescope and maybe their first one at that but I just can't afford to lose $700 if the transaction were to go south.