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# Director of TalMart: Our company provides a 90-day without-question re

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Director of TalMart: Our company provides a 90-day without-question return policy on all products sold. Each month on an average, our outlets receive requests for returns on almost 20% of the sales made. It is clear that because of the ‘without question’ clause, our customers have no incentive to make wiser selections. If customers made better selections to begin with, then we would not see most of these products being returned.

Which of the following is required for the argument to hold?

A. A significant number of customers these days are aware of the return or exchange policy of the stores they make purchases from.
B Not all customers return products even when they are happy with the quality.
C Most of the customers returning the products return them because they later realise that these products are too expensive for them
D. Many customers come to the store to exchange the products but end up returning them instead.
E. The inherent quality of the products, a factor that the customers cannot successfully gauge at the time of buying, is often a reason for the frequent rate of returns.

most-disposable-plastic-containers-are-now-labeled-with-a-code-250654.html, this is a quetion that has the same pattern in A, but the difference is that the shift moves from the argument about customers who are aware of products to those who are unaware of products.

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01 Jan 2018, 15:07
I confused between A and E. But OA is A.
Here is my reasoning.

A. A significant number of customers these days are aware of the return or exchange policy of the stores they make purchases from.
-> A significant number? -> Keep
B Not all customers return products even when they are happy with the quality.
-> So what? This is just only one possible thing what can be
happened.
C Most of the customers returning the products return them because they later realise that these products are too expensive for them
-> Same as C. This also just one possible thing what can be
happened.
D. Many customers come to the store to exchange the products but end up returning them instead.
-> Same as C and D.
E. The inherent quality of the products, a factor that the customers cannot successfully gauge at the time of buying, is often a reason for the frequent rate of returns.
-> We should concentrated on the word 'often'
Often = 50% -> It cannot be assumption.
For this word, E cannot be assumption.

For these reasons, I chose A
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10 Jan 2018, 09:40
chesstitans wrote:
Director of TalMart: Our company provides a 90-day without-question return policy on all products sold. Each month on an average, our outlets receive requests for returns on almost 20% of the sales made. It is clear that because of the ‘without question’ clause, our customers have no incentive to make wiser selections. If customers made better selections to begin with, then we would not see most of these products being returned.

Which of the following is required for the argument to hold?

A. A significant number of customers these days are aware of the return or exchange policy of the stores they make purchases from.
B Not all customers return products even when they are happy with the quality.
C Most of the customers returning the products return them because they later realise that these products are too expensive for them
D. Many customers come to the store to exchange the products but end up returning them instead.
E. The inherent quality of the products, a factor that the customers cannot successfully gauge at the time of buying, is often a reason for the frequent rate of returns.

most-disposable-plastic-containers-are-now-labeled-with-a-code-250654.html, this is a quetion that has the same pattern in A, but the difference is that the shift moves from the argument about customers who are aware of products to those who are unaware of products.

Conclusion (paraphrased): Because of without question clause, people don't make wise selections, resulting in more returns
one that could hurt the conclusion can be that may be people make wise selection but quality issues, fitting etc guide them to return... As an assumption we need to negate any argument that can hurt the conclusion acting as a defender assumption. Based on that logic Option E comes very close. Option A is very generic and since "without question" logic is already told it can already assumed people are aware of this.

I do not think disposable example has same pattern as option C is infact a strong weakener...pls suggest if i am missing something here

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