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Why pay outrageously high prices for imported sparkling

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Why pay outrageously high prices for imported sparkling water when there is now an inexpensive water carbonated and bottled here in the United States at its source – Cold Springs, Vermont. Neither you nor your guests will taste the difference, but if you would be embarrassed if it were learned that you were serving a domestic sparkling water, then serve Cold Springs Water – but serve it in a leaded crystal decanter.

A. It is not difficult to distinguish Cold Springs Water from imported competitors on the basis of taste.
B. Most sparkling waters are bottled at the source, but additional carbonation is added to make them more active.
C. Import restrictions and customs duties that are passed on to consumers artificially inflate the price of imported waters.
D. Sparkling waters taste best when they are decanted from their bottles into another container for service.
E. Some people may purchase an imported sparkling water over a domestic one as a status symbol.
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22 Oct 2012, 07:08
Why pay outrageously high prices for imported sparkling water when there is now an inexpensive water carbonated and bottled here in the United States at its source – Cold Springs, Vermont. Neither you nor your guests will taste the difference, but if you would be embarrassed if it were learned that you were serving a domestic sparkling water, then serve Cold Springs Water – but serve it in a leaded crystal decanter.

A. It is not difficult to distinguish Cold Springs Water from imported competitors on the basis of taste. The advert STATES it IS difficult to distinguish, wrong
B. Most sparkling waters are bottled at the source, but additional carbonation is added to make them more active- out of scope
C. Import restrictions and customs duties that are passed on to consumers artificially inflate the price of imported waters - out of scope
D. Sparkling waters taste best when they are decanted from their bottles into another container for service- this is stated but the article assumes that you are embarressed of it rather than dislike the taste
E. Some people may purchase an imported sparkling water over a domestic one as a status symbol. This is correct, even though it is a little bit of a jump
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22 Oct 2012, 08:26
None of the answer choices seem very appealing to me. I too shall go with E. But even that is not a proper assumption. To my knowledge anything that is explicitly mentioned in the argument even if the argument says that it is assuming it should be considered as a fact. The argument clearly talks about people who would be embarrassed if it were learned that they were serving a domestic sparkling water. Hope I do not get such questions on my GMAT.
Can you please mention the source of the question??
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24 Oct 2012, 11:07
Choice E is the correct answer because if neither I and my guess does not found the difference between two kind of water in term of tastes. The trend to choose the leaded crystal decanter result from the interest of buyer who want to express their status symbol.
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25 Oct 2012, 02:41
C??if u and ur guest wud not differntiate then import and domestic water is same?? so that means imported water is constly because of import rest and custom duties water is costly.
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01 Feb 2014, 17:37
kingb wrote:
Why pay outrageously high prices for imported sparkling water when there is now an inexpensive water carbonated and bottled here in the United States at its source – Cold Springs, Vermont. Neither you nor your guests will taste the difference, but if you would be embarrassed if it were learned that you were serving a domestic sparkling water, then serve Cold Springs Water – but serve it in a leaded crystal decanter.

A. It is not difficult to distinguish Cold Springs Water from imported competitors on the basis of taste.
B. Most sparkling waters are bottled at the source, but additional carbonation is added to make them more active.
C. Import restrictions and customs duties that are passed on to consumers artificially inflate the price of imported waters.
D. Sparkling waters taste best when they are decanted from their bottles into another container for service.
E. Some people may purchase an imported sparkling water over a domestic one as a status symbol.

A looks tempting but watch out! It says exactly the opposite of what we want to hear. I would also have to go with E by POE but thing is I don't really get how this answer choice could be good, I mean its hard to make it fit in the argument. Anybody want to give it a try? I may be overlooking something

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21 Apr 2014, 10:20
Bumping could anybody explain this one? Is there any OA/OE? What's the source?? HOLLY SH**
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