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# Canadians now increasingly engage in out-shopping

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Canadians now increasingly engage in â€œout-shopping,â€
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14 Sep 2006, 18:37

Was stuck between 'A' & 'E'
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14 Sep 2006, 18:59
I choose A
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14 Sep 2006, 19:24
A.
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14 Sep 2006, 19:37
I say D....

the key argument here is that the shoppers are 'out-shopping' due to price.. if price is the only variable here...then the the products must be the same...just cheaper outside of canada..

A and E looked good to me at first...but I feel as though those choices 'could happen'.....but there is no evidence pointing to them definitively happening..

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14 Sep 2006, 19:45
amorica wrote:
I say D....

the key argument here is that the shoppers are 'out-shopping' due to price.. if price is the only variable here...then the the products must be the same...just cheaper outside of canada..

A and E looked good to me at first...but I feel as though those choices 'could happen'.....but there is no evidence pointing to them definitively happening..

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Amorica

Comparison of prices is done for similar products or brands. Comparisons are made between (eg:) apples sold in Canada and the same apples sold out-side Canada. It cannot be made with organges out-side canada
Therefore 'D' is already there and is the basis for the whole argument.
It no way supplements or adds more...
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14 Sep 2006, 22:43
I am for (D) too.Talking about the same brand of goods.
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14 Sep 2006, 23:26
I'm going with D.

Beyond700 wrote:

Was stuck between 'A' & 'E'

E would actually weaken the argument.

The basis is that Canadians shop across the border because of the absence of taxes there. If they paid taxes while bringing in the materials over the border, the whole point of shopping across the border is lost.

We CANNOT assume that the border-crossing taxes (if any at all-nothing mentioned in the passage) are lower than the goods-and-services taxes.
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15 Sep 2006, 00:36
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I am for (D) too.Talking about the same brand of goods.

that is why i didn't choose it.

same brands does not mean same products, and brand is basically out of the context. it is too far.
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15 Sep 2006, 00:47
D for me....
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15 Sep 2006, 00:49
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sangarelli wrote:
I am for (D) too.Talking about the same brand of goods.

that is why i didn't choose it.

same brands does not mean same products, and brand is basically out of the context. it is too far.

D seems better. The statement given clearly says that they are buying because they can avoid taxes. We can assume from the statement that brands are same. If they are buying outside Canada just on the basis of low cost, then we can't assume that same brands available outside Canada.
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15 Sep 2006, 09:41
OA is A.

I don't like it however....seems somewhat weak to me.
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16 Sep 2006, 23:45
No A is the logical answer.

Which one of the following is best supported on the basis of the information above?
so look at inference and not an assumption

(A) If the upward trend in out-shopping continues at a significant level and the amounts paid by the government for Canadian social services are maintained, the Canadian goods-and-services tax will be assessed at a higher rate.
Yes. If out-shopping continues then taxes collected will be less, no in order to maintain same social services tax will be assesed at higher level.
(B) If Canada imposes a substantial tariff on the goods bought across the border, a reciprocal tariff on cross-border shopping in the other direction will be imposed, thereby harming Canadian businesses.
Out of scope
(C) The amounts the Canadian government pays out to those who provide social services to Canadians are increasing.
irrelevant
(D) The same brands of goods are available to Canadian shoppers across the border as are available in Canada.
This can be an assumption not inference
(E) Out-shopping purchases are subject to Canadian taxes when the purchaser crosses the border to bring them into Canada.
out of scope
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17 Sep 2006, 00:42
I went for D, cud anyone explain Y it;s A

He does not mention anywhere, about the government's future course of action...
tht step mayb taken...or the govt might fund it in any other way...
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17 Sep 2006, 03:06
Raghavender wrote:
I went for D, cud anyone explain Y it;s A

He does not mention anywhere, about the government's future course of action...
tht step mayb taken...or the govt might fund it in any other way...

As Mahesh said, D is an assumption. We need to look for an option that is valid based on the information provided in the argument. D does the opposite. The argument's validity depends on D.
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17 Sep 2006, 22:01
ak_idc wrote:
Raghavender wrote:
I went for D, cud anyone explain Y it;s A

He does not mention anywhere, about the government's future course of action...
tht step mayb taken...or the govt might fund it in any other way...

As Mahesh said, D is an assumption. We need to look for an option that is valid based on the information provided in the argument. D does the opposite. The argument's validity depends on D.

Makes sense, thanx for the explanation dude..
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18 Sep 2006, 00:46
ak_idc wrote:
Raghavender wrote:
I went for D, cud anyone explain Y it;s A

He does not mention anywhere, about the government's future course of action...
tht step mayb taken...or the govt might fund it in any other way...

As Mahesh said, D is an assumption. We need to look for an option that is valid based on the information provided in the argument. D does the opposite. The argument's validity depends on D.

Hmmm yes...I should read the question more carefully...
18 Sep 2006, 00:46
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