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nikks
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surfride
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advertising adds to the cost of product

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Started: 8/11/2008 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 9 years ago Status: Voting Period
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nikks

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hi,i believe that advertising does add to the cost of the product.the only way all the advertising cost can be recovered is by pricing the commodity higher than what it is supposed to be
surfride

Con

Thanks for posting this debate. I took it mostly because i'm bored, but I'll see what I can do. I will start with an example.
Say Company A has decided to sell product A. Obviously they want to make the most possible profit. They can either buy parts to assemble from a manufacturer or manufacture their own product, but a company will only manufacture if it can get enough people to buy the product. The thing about manufacturing is that it's much cheaper to produce after the initial very high cost, but it is pointless to make the investment if there is not enough interest. Therefore, a smart company will advertise to generate interest, manufacture its own products, and thus be able to decrease its cost per unit, because without the extra market generated by advertising, it would not be feasible to manufacture.
Simply- company advertises so it can manufacture own products and save money per unit.
By this logic, the cost of the unit is actually lower than it would be without advertising.
Looking forward to a good debate.
Debate Round No. 1
nikks

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nikks forfeited this round.
surfride

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umm, well, just hold over my points i guess. 100 character 100101001001001000100100101001001001010010
Debate Round No. 2
nikks

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nikks forfeited this round.
surfride

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Well, voters have no choice but to vote for me, as I have presented an argument, while my opponent has not.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by bthr004 9 years ago
bthr004
The company can pay for increase advertising through the profits as well.. The price may not go up at all... If you have to increase the price to advertise, whats the point of advertising?? A company has goal to make a profit.
Posted by s0m31john 9 years ago
s0m31john
India

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Complete forfeits should be counted as spam and at least removed from the front page.

Marked as spam.
Posted by PoeJoe 9 years ago
PoeJoe
I feel compelled to point out that this is another India spam debate.
Posted by flower 9 years ago
flower
Can't really be your opponent as I completely agree. Curious to see what your opponent will say though
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