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高三七选五解析Purchasing holiday gifts can be expensive

时间:2017-10-11 19:50  作者:David  来源:本站整理

Purchasing holiday gifts can be expensive and stressful. With pressure to get all of the gifts bought and beautifully wrapped in time for the holidays, we don't always make the best purchases. Here's a look at several potential traps.  36  .
Failing to comparison shop.
Retailers(零售商) use "compare at" prices or sticker prices to make you think that you're getting a great deal with the store's sale price. But with a little comparison shopping, it's very possible that you'll find the same or similar product for an even better price online or in another store. Use comparison shopping smartphone apps like RedLaser, ShopSavvy and Smoopa before you check out.    37    .
Getting tempted by a "deal."
Some retailers play mind games with consumers using come-ons like "buy one, get one half off" or "free shipping with a minimum $75 purchase." At times, I've found myself looking for a second item I can get at half price or adding extra products to my online shopping cart to qualify for "free" shipping .   38    . If not, buy only what you came for and put the rest back.
Waiting until the last minute.
As of mid-November, almost half of consumers hadn't started their holiday shopping yet, according to the National Retail Federation.   39     . Sure, you might be lucky and find a last-minute deal, but it's also possible that in the last-minute holiday rush, you might not find what you're looking for and end up paying more than you'd planned out of desperation.
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When setting your holiday budget, you probably take gifts for your close friends, relatives and significant other into consideration. But what happens when an acquaintance drops off a gift and you feel obliged to return? Try to build a buffer(缓冲) into your holiday budget so you'll have a little wiggle room(回旋余地).
A. Setting a holiday budget.
B. Forgetting to budget for the extras.
C. Even wise shoppers may fall into these traps.
D. Americans will spend just over $800 on holiday gifts this year.
E. In some cases, you may even get the retailer to match a competitor's price.
F. In fact, the biggest shopping day is usually the Saturday before Christmas.
G. Before you check out, ask yourself if you really have a use for the extra items.


答案 36.C 根据前文的Here's a look at several potential traps.可知即使明智的购物者也会陷入这些陷阱中,引出下文的常见的购物陷阱与误区。
37. E 结合标题Failing to comparison shop可知本段主要讲购物时消费者若能货比三家,便会得到更低的价格。
38. G 根据小标题Getting tempted by a "deal." 与后文If not, buy only what you came for and put the rest back.可知,在结账之前思考自己真的需要那些”deal”。
39. F 结合标题和Sure, you might be lucky and find a last-minute deal, but it's also possible that in the last-minute holiday rush, you might not find what you're looking for. 可知本段主要讲不要在最后一刻购物,应该在圣诞节前购物。
 40. B 结合But what happens when an acquaintance drops off a gift and you feel obliged to return?并注意标题内容都是常见的购物陷阱和错误做法,所以选B。

 

 

 

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