People Gave Peculiar Answers To A Survey By eBay

It is survey that reveals many interesting things. eBay surveyed more than 1,000 people and asked how much money it would take to persuade them to perform 23 different, ‘unpleasant tasks’ from travelling on a one-way trip to Mars to living with 50 cats for a year. And the very interesting thing is, each had given peculiar answers.


The survey was inspired by a game called ‘Would you rather?‘ where people ‘love to push their limits and imagine what it would take to do something crazy.’ However, eBay also asked people very peculiar type questions too. For example: eBay asked people how much minimum amount of money they would accept to give up Facebook for a year? 22.9% of males in between 55 to 64 years old said they wouldn’t stop using Facebook even for over $10,000 (£6,000) a year. On the other hand, 26.7% of females aged 18 to 24 said they’d do it for just a dollar (60p)!

give up fb for a year

eBay also asked people some peculiar questions like how much minimum amount of money they would take to give up coffee for a year?, how much minimum amount of money they would take to clean up roadkill for a year?, how much minimum amount of money they would take to shave their entire body? etc.

give up coffee for a year

The answers of these questions were something like this: although women were apparently more addicted to coffee than men, both genders were less willing to give up coffee. The average people would charge $100,000 to clean up roadkill for a year. The average person would shave their entire body for $5.5 million.

give up Netflix or Hulu for a year

The people also answered to many other questions like most of them were willing to give up video streaming services like Netflix and Hulu for a year if they were given less than $10,000 (£6,000). To a answer of another question, 2% of women said they’d travel to Mars on a one-way trip for under $10,000 (£6,000). Here’s a flipbook that shows various comparisons within the results, with some surprising conclusions from the survey.

Source: eBay

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Anatol Rahman is the Editor at TheTechJournal. He loves complicated machineries, and crazy about robot and space. He likes cycling. Before joining TheTechJournal team, he worked in the telemarketing industry. You can catch him on Google+.

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