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The interplay between what a given item is worth and its price is hardly based on logic. This is especially true of fashion, luxury, or other nonessential items. Desinger clothing, for example, becomes worth what is priced, as opposed to being priced what it is worth. When that price is set high, the product's value is percieved accordingly, even when its quality is no higher than that of less expensive rivals.

The statement above suggests that:

A) People consistently make logical choices when shopping for essential items.
B) Designer Clothing is not an indispensable item.
C) The higher a product's price, the more that product is worth.
D) Low-priced items are usually of the same quality as high priced items.
E) People are not logical when they shop for clothing.
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Indispensable = Essential. Something you cannot live without. Hence not Indispensable = Nonessential.

Option B is a direct rephrase of the statement - This is especially true of fashion, luxury, or other nonessential items. Desinger clothing, for example, becomes worth what is priced, as opposed to being priced what it is worth.

In must be true questions, we should always look out for direct rephrases of the given statements.
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New post 18 Jan 2012, 14:18
I got D. But I think its B because this information is Must Be True according to the inforamtion given in the stimulus.

D...usually is a word we can't count on,, we don't know how usually or what exactly he means.
E..we can't confirm that ALL people OR how many
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New post 18 Jan 2012, 14:42
I am having trouble understanding what Choice B is saying. Could someone please paraphrase and explain it.
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B is just saying the designer clothing is not necessary or not essential thing to have.
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New post 18 Jan 2012, 15:07
Thank you for the definition it makes total sense now!!
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New post 16 Apr 2017, 22:22
My 2 cents:

A) People consistently make logical choices when shopping for essential items. -- Nothing is given in the stem about essential items.
B) Designer Clothing is not an indispensable item. --Correct. It is cites as an example.
C) The higher a product's price, the more that product is worth. -- Very generic term. True about non-essential items but not listed in this option.
D) Low-priced items are usually of the same quality as high priced items. -- "Usually" Cannot be assumed.
E) People are not logical when they shop for clothing. -- Stems gives nothing about spending habits.
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New post 09 Jun 2019, 12:00
If we negate the assumption for AC B, the entire argument would fall apart.

Hence we can assume that luxury clothing does not belong to the group of essential items.
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New post 16 Jun 2019, 09:52
Hello experts could you please provide your insight on this one? I don't get how answer B is correlated with the statement.
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New post 18 Jun 2019, 20:15
yes all option other than B is general statement of all the items making those extreme choices.
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