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High Sale of Consumer Goods

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Today, the high sales of popular consumer goods reflect the power of advertising and not the real needs of the society in which they are sold.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?

(Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience. Write at least 250 words.)

Dave’s answer:

A hot debate, whether high sales of popular consumer goods are real demands of consumers or just demonstrate the power of advertisements, has been raised recently. I think this phenomenon reveals that consumers’ needs have been greatly enlarged rather than the result of influence of commercials.

In recent decades, the buying ability of citizens have greatly improved. More and more money has been poured into consumer goods sector as people have the ability to spend money on popular consumer goods rather than foods and other fundamental products for family. In addition, consumers have their basic judgement ability, which means they can control their buying behavior. It refers to that people buy things due to their actual and financial situation. Moreover, people’s buying behaviors are based on certain economic theory that people tend to choose the best for themselves as well as pursue the largest interests. Popular consumer goods cannot only meet their needs, but also bring them largest interests. The latter reason, however, is rarely considered by the public, whereas it has been practice by the public implicitly and without notice.

Some people allege that the high sales of consumer goods are driven by the power of advertisements in terms of its features and attraction. People buy unnecessary things owing to the exaggeration of commercials and advertisements. While I think this is partly true. In current days, advertisements are part of our life, we cannot blame on it due to our own misbehavior. We have the basic judgement ability to decide which commodities are suited to us as well as which...


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