The only way that bookstores can profitably sell books at below–market prices is to get the books at a discount from ...

on July 13, 2017

Isn't D possible?

This one confuses me. It would seem that D could be true. To generate volume (to get the discount) the book store must EITHER cater to mass tastes OR have exclusive access. D argues they don't have exclusive access but still profitably sell books at a discount. Since it seems there are 2 options-(OR) isn't it "possible" that they could get high volume by catering to mass tastes and thereby getting a high volume and thereby get the discount? The contrapostive states both NOT catering to masses and NOT having exclusive access but D says nothing about catering to the masses? Thank you!

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on July 13, 2017

Ha! Found my answer- it does share the Catering to Masses in the stem. My bad. Makes sense. Thank you!

Mehran on July 15, 2017

@johnny no apology needed!

Glad you were able to figure it out.

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