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A manufacturer of men’s dress socks sought to increase profits by increasing sales. The size of its customer pool was remaining steady, with the average customer buying twelve pairs of dress socks per year. The company’s plan was to increase the number of promotional discount-sale periods to one every six months.
Which of the following, if it is a realistic possibility, casts the most serious doubt on the viability of the company’s plan?
(A) New manufacturing capacity would not be required if the company were to increase the number of pairs of socks sold.
(B) Inventory stocks of merchandise ready for sale would be high preceding the increase in the number of discount-sale periods.
(C) The manufacturer’s competitors would match its discounts during sale periods, and its customers would learn to wait for those times to make their purchases.
(D) New styles and colors would increase customers’ consciousness of fashion in dress socks, but the customers’ requirements for older styles and colors would not be reduced.
(E) The cost of the manufacturer’s raw materials would remain steady, and its customers would have more disposable income.
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Re: A manufacturer of men’s dress socks [#permalink] New post 20 Jan 2010, 08:43
option C.
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Re: A manufacturer of men’s dress socks [#permalink] New post 20 Jan 2010, 10:34
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Re: A manufacturer of men’s dress socks [#permalink] New post 05 Mar 2010, 05:52
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Re: A manufacturer of men’s dress socks [#permalink] New post 05 Mar 2010, 06:52
The passage says company's plan is to increase the number of promotional discount-sale periods.
In the answer choices except C none of them discuss issues in this plan.

So C it is.
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Re: A manufacturer of men’s dress socks [#permalink] New post 05 Feb 2011, 05:25
only C seems right.
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Re: A manufacturer of men’s dress socks [#permalink] New post 05 Feb 2011, 19:37
Easy one. C.
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Re: A manufacturer of men’s dress socks [#permalink] New post 06 Feb 2011, 23:28
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Re: A manufacturer of men’s dress socks [#permalink] New post 07 Feb 2011, 19:03
+1 for C.. other options are mostly irrelevant
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Re: A manufacturer of men’s dress socks [#permalink] New post 31 May 2011, 13:10
Hey This is Emiley..!! It is a fashion conscious era. Everyone takes care of his dressing because this is the main thing by which you can look cool. So in summer always use tank top and shorts to prevent yourself from heat.
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Re: A manufacturer of men’s dress socks [#permalink] New post 31 May 2011, 13:17
If customer do not buy even after offering discount then the plan of manufacturer will not work.
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Re: A manufacturer of men’s dress socks [#permalink] New post 06 Jun 2011, 03:46
C hits by a slight assumption where the customer base might be hampered by the competitors sales periods.

C it is.
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Re: A manufacturer of men’s dress socks [#permalink] New post 06 Jun 2011, 20:04
C is the only one that remotely weakens the method of sales increase by the company
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