Instead of reinventing the wheel - simply use “ResellerRatings.com” and you can probably add any seller you want - if they don’t already exist.
I just checked, and as an example, Tower Hobbies is there and carries a rating of 10 out of 10 ! (reference: http://www.resellerratings.com/seller3188.html) This site asks the needed questions, and buyers are free to post their own experiences. Also - using the site to research would help if we all post our experiences - both good and bad. Eventually, as posts are made, averages work out and you can decide if you want to give the supplier a chance.
I used for my recent video camera - and I steered away of a few suppliers but chose one that I felt comfortable with. No - they weren’t rated a “10” - but reading comments, felt I could “tolerate” the issues brought up by others. Interesting in that I found no problems with the supplier and will use them again.
Add the URL of the home page to your favorites, and use it to help fellow buyers know the good and the bad. Unfortunately, as Wis pointed out, being first does have it’s problems. Eventually, it is the buyer’s decision on whether to proceed with a seller or not. Maybe if we all start using it for all of our hobby related purchases, it will be one more tool for buyers to use.
Just a suggestion, as I found it to be very helpful.
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