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Quiz: Can you make money on eBay?
by Staff
You've heard stories about people making a killing on eBay, but do you have what it takes to get an eBay business off the ground? Find out with our quiz.

When did eBay get its start?

  • 1995
  • 1997
  • 1993

Who was the founder of eBay?

  • Pierre Omidyar
  • Meg Whitman
  • Steve Jobs

How many active users does eBay have?

  • 97 million
  • 68 million
  • 150 million

What is the average dollar volume of sales per second?

  • More than $1,500
  • More than $3,000
  • More than $2,000

In spite of a weak economy, how much did online retail sales increase in 2010?

  • 25 percent
  • 13 percent
  • 9 percent

Which of the following items can you NOT buy on ebay?

  • Campers
  • Hamsters
  • New iPhones

The auction format works best if:

  • A high demand exists for the item.
  • You are unsure of the price.
  • You have a large quantity to sell.

A "buy it now" price is used in:

  • Auction format
  • Fixed price format
  • Branded stores

What is a reserve price?

  • The minimum acceptable bid
  • eBay's selling fee
  • A Paypal savings account

What information should be included in the title?

  • Important keywords
  • Adjectives & superlatives
  • Pricing

What is an easy way to appeal to buyers?

  • Offer free shipping
  • Include a gift with purchase
  • Start a frequent buyer program

eBay Buyer Protection does NOT cover:

  • Incorrectly described items
  • Buyer's remorse
  • Substitutions, such as a hat instead of a scarf

What is the minimum number of transactions required to become a PowerSeller?

  • 100 transactions in 12 months
  • 200 transations in 12 months
  • 75 transactions in six months

Which of the following is NOT a benefit of becoming a Titanium PowerSeller?

  • Health insurance opportunities
  • A 401 (k) account
  • Shipping discounts

What is a DSR?

  • Daily sales report
  • Detail seller ratings
  • Demand/supply rules

Which of the following is NOT a PowerSeller tier level?

  • Silver
  • Copper
  • Platinum

What annual sales are required to become a Titanium seller?

  • $1.8 million
  • $1 million
  • $2.5 million

Phone support is offered to PowerSellers during this time period:

  • 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • 6 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  • 12 noon to 12 midnight

What can sellers add to their listings for a small fee?

  • Pop-up advertising
  • Photographs
  • Product reviews

What are Top-rated seller designations based on?

  • Product variety
  • Customer ratings
  • Creative marketing