Analyst: The pace of technological development brings a : GMAT Critical Reasoning (CR)
Check GMAT Club Decision Tracker for the Latest School Decision Releases http://gmatclub.com/AppTrack

 It is currently 17 Jan 2017, 20:01

### GMAT Club Daily Prep

#### Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

# Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

# Analyst: The pace of technological development brings a

 new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics
Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Intern
Joined: 08 Apr 2011
Posts: 1
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0

Analyst: The pace of technological development brings a [#permalink]

### Show Tags

18 Jun 2011, 22:28
00:00

Difficulty:

55% (hard)

Question Stats:

62% (02:32) correct 38% (01:57) wrong based on 66 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

Analyst: The pace of technological development brings a constant stream of new devices to the market, and many of them enjoy commercial success. But announcing new technology too soon after the introduction of a successful device can backfire. Once consumers hear about the new device, they may stop buying the one currently on sale. So, if a company wishes to announce the upcoming sale of a new device, it should wait until purchases of the old device have begun to decline.

Which of the following, if true, would best support the analyst's main assertion?
a. New technology often becomes less expensive after an initial surge in sales.
b. Media outlets, such as television programs and magazines, often report on the planned introduction of new devices while the sales of old devices are still strong.
c. Many consumers are unable to determine whether new technology is superior to current technology.
d. Surveys have shown that some consumers make only one or two technology purchases per year, whereas others make more frequent purchases.
e. Consumers tend to be loyal to technology companies whose products they enjoy using.

[Reveal] Spoiler: OA
If you have any questions
you can ask an expert
New!
Senior Manager
Joined: 24 Mar 2011
Posts: 457
Location: Texas
Followers: 5

Kudos [?]: 166 [0], given: 20

Re: Good CR Question [#permalink]

### Show Tags

19 Jun 2011, 13:58
a. New technology often becomes less expensive after an initial surge in sales. - Not of much relevance to the main argument
b. Media outlets, such as television programs and magazines, often report on the planned introduction of new devices while the sales of old devices are still strong. - this clearly states that if new products are advertised through media outlets while the sales of old devices are strong, in which case the customer will change their decision to buy new product; hence comapnies should wait.
c. Many consumers are unable to determine whether new technology is superior to current technology. - this may actually weaken or if the statement is true, than customers will not buy either of the new or old product.
d. Surveys have shown that some consumers make only one or two technology purchases per year, whereas others make more frequent purchases. - No help
e. Consumers tend to be loyal to technology companies whose products they enjoy using. - again no help; if they remain loyal they may still buy old or new product.. doesnt help to determine if companies should wait to launch new product till the sales of the old product starts declining.
Re: Good CR Question   [#permalink] 19 Jun 2011, 13:58
Similar topics Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
Analyst: The pace of technological development brings a 7 25 Jun 2008, 02:59
25 Analyst: The pace of technological development brings a 42 04 Jun 2008, 01:12
Analyst: The pace of technological development brings a 15 30 Mar 2008, 15:53
Analyst: The pace of technological development brings a 6 29 Oct 2007, 09:42
20 Analyst: The pace of technological development brings a 21 14 Aug 2007, 20:49
Display posts from previous: Sort by

# Analyst: The pace of technological development brings a

 new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics

 Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.