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The Ultimate Online Shopping Quiz
by Staff
You don't want to get off the couch and go out into the freezing cold, and fight through throngs of people frantically doing their Christmas shopping? Go shopping online from the comfort of your living room and avoid the hassle. Take our quiz and find out all you need to know about online shopping.

How can I know if a Web site is secure?

  • If it also has a store, and does not function exclusively online, then it should be secure.
  • There is a tiny padlock icon in the right-hand corner.
  • If you have a decent anti-virus program, the fact that it has allowed you access to the site without giving you a warning means it is secure.

Which is safer to use online: a credit card or a debit card?

  • a credit card
  • a debit card
  • neither -- a check in the mail

What amount of fraud liability do consumers have?

  • $50
  • $100
  • $500

What law protects credit card users from fraud?

  • Consumer Protection Act
  • Credit Card Act
  • Fair Credit Billing Act

What fraud liability do debit card users have?

  • $25
  • $500
  • $1,000

What is the customary restocking fee on returned items?

  • 5 percent
  • 10 percent
  • 15 percent

What happens if you damage the UPS code or serial number on a product you wish to return?

  • You will get store credit instead of a refund.
  • You will need to take the item yourself to the store or warehouse.
  • You cannot return it.

Where is it easiest to bargain hunt?

  • in a real store
  • online
  • over the telephone, by calling retailers listed in the Yellow Pages

What is Froogle's new name?

  • Findabargain.com
  • Google Price Comparisons
  • Google Product Search

What do Web sites like FatWallet.com or CurrentCodes.com offer?

  • price comparisons
  • coupons
  • product searches

According to federal law, in what time frame do retailers need to ship items?

  • within seven days
  • within 14 days
  • within 30 days

How can you cut down on shipping fees?

  • Purchase a number of items at once.
  • Pay via PayPal, as offer complimentary shipping.
  • If you pick the item up from the post office yourself, you get shipping at half price.

What does the cookies function on your computer do to items purchased online?

  • It lets the retailer know the location of your computer.
  • If you have an account with that retailer, it will store items in your checkout basket so that you only have to pay one shipping fee.
  • It collects information about the product.

What is the most economical shipping type to order?

  • priority shipping
  • standard shipping
  • express shipping

What is ARPANET?

  • the Internet's predecessor
  • the Internet's security function
  • a method of online payment, similar to PayPal