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Re: Paper&Print is a chain of British stores selling [#permalink] New post 20 Jun 2012, 07:20
UFF got wrong did not observe "many"
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Re: Paper&Print is a chain of British stores selling [#permalink] New post 02 Jul 2012, 09:27
Straight B.

Classic case of the greedy and imprudent farmer who dissected his golden goose in search of more gold from his "cash cow" (nice pun, eh?).

The retailer is making the mistake of shelving its flagship product (magazines) in favor of items (books and stationery) for which the retailer is less heralded. Not a smart move, Blighty--expect your bottomline to take a hit if you carry on, me matey.

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Re: Paper&Print is a chain of British stores selling [#permalink] New post 13 Sep 2012, 04:10
Note that we can't rule out choices simply saying that they are irrelevant to the issue at hand. The reason is because all the answer choices will bring in a context that is outside the scope of the argument in case of Weaken/Strengthen/Paradox/Assumption/Evaluate question types.
Saying that an answer choice is simply irrelevant is very much misleading to people who chose the choice as incorrect answer.

Reason why (D) does not fit into the picture, because it's already accounted for in the argument. It doesn't weaken the argument's conclusion in nay way because we already know that A publisher selling the books or magazines via a retail chain, accounts for 75% of the Marked price of the magazines and the rest 25% goes to the retailer.
When a consumer subscribes a magazine, he/she directly buys the magazine from the publisher. So in that case naturally the consumers would pay less on marked price, rather when they purchase the same magazines from the retailer's chain store, where the publishers increase the Marked price to account for 25% of the retailer's share.

So this choice doesn't weaken the argument anyway.
A good way to master CR, is to know the reason why an answer choice is relevant to the argument and if not - why?

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Re: Paper&Print is a chain of British stores selling [#permalink] New post 26 Jan 2013, 00:41
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Plan to increase profits: Devote more shelf to books and stationery ; Remove magazines

(A) Recently magazine publishers, seeking to increase share in competitive sectors of the market, have been competitively cutting the retail prices of some of the largest circulation magazines.
Magazines have gone cheaper = means less revenue for the store. We are looking for a WEAKENER of the plan.

(B) In market research surveys, few consumers identify Paper&Print as a book or stationery store but many recognize and value the broad range of magazines it carries.
Trademark of the store is the magazines... This made them pretty known... This is WEAKENING the plan...

(C) The publisher's share of a magazine's retail price is 50 percent, and the publisher also retains all of the magazine's advertising revenue.
the store gets 25% that's all that matters... this is neutral...

(D) Consumers who subscribe to a magazine generally pay less per issue than they would if they bought the magazine through a retail outlet such as Paper&Print.
Cheaper at Paper&Print = means the plan is a good thing = NOT A WEAKENER...

(E) Some of Paper& Print's locations are in small towns and represent the only retail outlet for books within the community.[/quote]
Known for books = STRENGTHENS the PLAN

Answer: B
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Re: Paper&Print is a chain of British stores selling [#permalink] New post 02 Jul 2013, 04:16
B should be the answer because if the store has magazine centric store, then number of people visiting the store for magazines would be lot more higher; lower number of magazines would reduce those revenues.
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Re: Paper&Print is a chain of British stores selling [#permalink] New post 02 Jul 2013, 19:37
B for me...
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Re: Paper&Print is a chain of British stores selling [#permalink] New post 03 Feb 2014, 10:09
CLEAR "B".....

(B) In market research surveys, few consumers identify Paper&Print as a book or stationery store but many recognize and value the broad range of magazines it carries.

IF CONSUMERS DON'T SEE PAPER AND PRINT AS A BOOK STORE, BY STUFFING MORE BOOKS --SALE AND HENCE PROFIT WONT INCREASE....
INSTEAD MORE MAGAZINES WILL ENSURE MORE CIRCULATION/SALE AND MORE PROFIT....
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Re: Paper&Print is a chain of British stores selling [#permalink] New post 05 Aug 2014, 12:59
I choose A since the price of magazine is decided by publisher, the store's plan would make the store lose less money.
B, I think it also makes sense, but I prefer A.
Re: Paper&Print is a chain of British stores selling   [#permalink] 05 Aug 2014, 12:59
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