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# Six months or so after getting a video recorder, many early

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16 Apr 2009, 15:25
got D

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16 Apr 2009, 19:08
I think it should be D.

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26 Aug 2009, 14:34
IMO D

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26 Aug 2009, 14:48
Aleehsgonji wrote:
IMO D

Good reasoning!
So deep!
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26 Aug 2009, 22:17
I don't think it helps anyone by pointing out the answer one thinks is correct. Please provide reasons so we can all learn from your knowledge and help each other in turn.

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27 Aug 2009, 09:57
We need to find another reason to weaken or to prove that why buyers stop buying video record after bought it for six month.
I think D shows that not all buyers will do that but only some of them will...

Am I right?

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02 Sep 2009, 15:53
ichha148 wrote:
i will also go with D

Here is the reasoning :-

Conclusion :-
Once the market for video recorders is saturated ->businesses distributing videos face hard times.
Cause -> Effect

Alternate Cause -> Same Effect
D) The early buyers of a novel product are always people who are quick to acquire novelties, but also often as quick to tire of them.

Its not because market is saturated , but because early buyers got tired and didnot use the product

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02 Sep 2009, 17:16
D...as early buyers are not the only ones using it

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17 Sep 2009, 14:32
thangduong wrote:
what is OA. I see D is not right. D repeats evidence

IMO B. another cause exists.

IMO "B". To weaken the conclusion,we need to break the cause effect relationship as stated in the argument- (Cause) once the market for video recorders is saturated - (effect )businesses distributing videos face hard times."B" provides an alternative by implying that even if market for video recorders gets saturated, demand for video films might not decrease due to other features.What is the OA?

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18 Sep 2009, 18:39
The OA on another forum is given as D. I agree.

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26 Sep 2009, 03:50
I'll say D too.
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27 Sep 2009, 22:18
Yeap D.

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27 Sep 2009, 22:36
orsang8 wrote:
Yeap D.

What is the OA? D looks very weak.Can the originator post the OA and source?

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29 Sep 2009, 00:17
agree with sasen.

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18 Feb 2010, 12:08
no doubt it should be D

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18 Feb 2010, 12:15
My reasoning is the same. Good explaination. Early adopters are different than late buyers.

proccountant wrote:
D is most relevant.

The argument is that an initial group of people bought a video recorder and then grew tired of it after so many months and then stop obtaining new videos. The conclusion is that once everyone who buys this new video recorder (100% market saturation) and then tire of it will ultimately hurt the video production market.

The point of D pokes a hole in this conclusion by showing that author's test group of "initial buyers" may not have the same usage pattern with the video recorder as a "future buyer" might. In a nutshell, D states that the author may be comparing apples to oranges which means that the argument is not conclusive.

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19 Feb 2010, 23:32
D) The early buyers of a novel product are always people who are quick to acquire novelties, but also often as quick to tire of them.

the above statement criticizes the early buyers so this obviously weakens the argument

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20 Dec 2010, 14:31
BTW, OA is D.
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21 Dec 2010, 09:11
can anyone give a logical explanation for why B is wrong? fine D is the OA. In a weaken question the burden of proof is just to tilt the balance enough; not to affirmatively and conclusively prove the conclusion wrong.

is b wrong because it uses "video features" -- 'features' is not used anywhere in the passage

if "video features" is the same as "videos" then surely B is a good weakening answer as this stuff is "among the items" handled by the distributors; so even if the mkt saturates they can always sell the other goods and not face a "hard time"...

but is B wrong because it uses 'features'?

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23 Feb 2011, 07:50
I'm struggling with what the conclusion is based on the responses above. It looks like the conclusion could be the first sentence, because the writer uses the word apparently, which is his/her opinion/conclusion. If that's the case, isn't the conclusion that early buyers don't want videos to watch on their recorder. It implies that there must be something wrong with the recorder. It doesn't imply that people don't like watching videos, because the demand for players is still high. If you want to weaken this conclusion, which I think means on the contrary, wouldn't C be on the contrary. Since people still want to watch videos, they will need a player. If there aren't very many complaints, then why wouldn't people want the player that the early buyers bought.

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