What Do the Stars Next to eBay User IDs Mean?
When you see a star next to an eBay user’s ID, check out the color of the star. This tells you that user’s feedback rating. When you first join eBay, it seems like everyone on eBay has a star next to their user ID except for you. Fortunately, that will change over time as you get more experience as a buyer or seller (or both). The stars of many colors are awarded based on the amount of your feedback rating. For example, when you receive a feedback rating of 10, you get a bright new gold star (just like in school).
You may notice stars of other colors — even shooting stars; the following table gives you the lowdown on what each star color represents.eBay Star Colors
Star Feedback Rating Gold star 10 to 49 Blue star 50 to 99 Turquoise star 100 to 499 Purple star 500 to 999 Red star 1,000 to 4,999 Green star 5,000 to 9,999 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
Once you have a star and you reach a higher level, you will probably get a silly tingly feeling of accomplishment. Very silly, yes, but it's all part of being an active member of the eBay community.