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Manufacturers of household appliances are still urging the public to purchase food processors. The various manufacturers’ advertisements all point out that the prices of these appliances are now lower than ever and that each food processor comes with a lifetime service warranty. In addition, many manufacturers offer sizable rebates to customers who purchase food processors within a given time period. With these incentives, the advertisements contend, people can hardly afford not to purchase food processors.

Which answer choice is a logically prior issue that the manufacturers’ advertisements fail to address?

(A) Whether the cost of repairs to the food processors over the years will cancel out the savings currently being offered
(B) Whether potential customers have enough uses for food processors to justify purchasing them
(C) Whether the heads of the companies manufacturing food processors own food processors themselves
(D) Whether the food processors currently being advertised will be outdated within the next five years
(E) Whether accessories and replacement parts will be readily available at retail outlets
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B)...the ads are very attractive but do the concumers really need this processor ?
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I vote for B
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B questions the utility of the food processors, which is not mentioned in the argument.
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New post 29 Nov 2005, 18:44
I pick B, too.

If people don't find it useful, people will not buy it no matter how cheap it is.
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I vote for B.
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New post 30 Nov 2005, 09:27
The OA is 'B'
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I found D) attractive, too. Am I missing something?
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New post 02 Jul 2006, 20:41
Will go with B.

You may advertise as much as you want but if the consumers don't have any use of a product that product won't sell.

Hence the advertisers should concentrate on this issue.
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New post 05 Jul 2006, 19:18
logocally has to be B. There has to be a use for these food processors for people to buy it.
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