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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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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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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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Thank you for the definition it makes total sense now!!
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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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