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Approximately two hundred brands of personal computers are being manufactured, but we currently limit our inventory to only the eight most popular brands. We plan to increase greatly the number of computers we sell by expanding our inventory to include the ten best-selling brands.

Which of the following, if true, points out a major weakness of the plan above?

(A) The capabilities of three most popular personal computers add to be approximately equivalent, with no brand having consistent superiority in all respects.
(B) The seven most popular brands of personal computers account for almost all computers sold.
(C) As the users of personal computers become more sophisticated, they are more willing to buy less well-known brands of computers.
(D) Less popular brands of computers often provide less profit to the retailer because prices must be discounted to attract customers.
(E) The leading brand of personal computer has been losing sales to less popular brands that offer similar capabilities for less money.
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Oct 2006, 03:35
should be E
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Oct 2006, 04:39
My answer is B. It was discussed a couple of weeks back. :wink:
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Oct 2006, 07:25
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The leading brand of personal computer has been losing sales to less popular
brands that offer similar capabilities for less money. MAY BE.


We looking for WEAKNESS. A increase in sale in less popular brand may compensate decrease in sale for the leading brand and the net result stays the same. So the company's objective of increasing the sale of number of computer may be in jeoperdy.
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Oct 2006, 11:59
100 percent B. strengthening the existing brands ...
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 [#permalink] New post 29 Oct 2006, 11:31
E for me too.
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 [#permalink] New post 29 Oct 2006, 22:35
B. yes discussed before.
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Re: CR - Computer [#permalink] New post 29 Oct 2006, 22:51
Clear B

(A) The capabilities of three most popular personal computers add to be approximately equivalent, with no brand having consistent superiority in all respects.
- irrelevant

(B) The seven most popular brands of personal computers account for almost all computers sold.
- so, the retailer is already selling near the maximum possible number of computers. By adding three more, they can get maybe a marginal increase, but not " a great increase" as the plan suggests.

(C) As the users of personal computers become more sophisticated, they are more willing to buy less well-known brands of computers.
-Strengthens

(D) Less popular brands of computers often provide less profit to the retailer because prices must be discounted to attract customers.
- irrelevant

(E) The leading brand of personal computer has been losing sales to less popular brands that offer similar capabilities for less money
- irrelevant. strengthens.
Re: CR - Computer   [#permalink] 29 Oct 2006, 22:51
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