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anc2006
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The Contender
Crypt_19
Con (against)

Trick-o'-treating is one of the least economic ways to acquire material goods(such as candy)

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Started: 11/1/2019 Category: Entertainment
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Debating Period
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anc2006

Pro

You either have candy or you don't.

If you do, Eat it
if you don't, Buy it.
Crypt_19

Con

Firstly using using the definition of economic given to us by the Oxford dictionary of English "Justified in terms of profitability"

With this definition we can deduce that trick or treating is actually in fact quite profitable considering you are acquiring the candy for free in comparison to spending money at your local supermarket.

Going off tangent, Not only are you getting your dose of sugary goodness for free, You are also most likely socialising with you"re friends and doing a good amount of walking improving your overall fitness whereas by buying your candy your are probably sitting on your a*s watching tv.

I rest my case
Debate Round No. 1
anc2006

Pro

"With this definition we can deduce that trick or treating is actually in fact quite profitable considering you are acquiring the candy for free in comparison to spending money at your local supermarket. "

Trick-o-treating is a limited activity. It lasts less than a day. If it is regular sale, Hmm.

Kids get candies everyday
Companies make candies until the materials ran out
materials eventually ran out
no more trick-o-treating
kid get no more candies

Short term(shorter than a half of a week) this might be a slight advantage, But noting that it is not sustainable in the long run. Soon enough you will see herds of children knocking on your door making you unable to sleep, And that is still under the assumption that it is still economically sustainable.

TOTing is dependent. You need other families to support your snacks. This means if suddenly this street is with only ultre-conservative grandmas and african-american thugs, Then you might get none. If the street is filled with young moms then you're going to get diabetes after a few runs.

And in order to provide supplies, You need candies first. Where do you have it? Buy it.

How much can your pumpkin jars carry? Idk, Probably less than what 200$ can buy? With the unfilled air reduced along with the transparent wrappers, This would cost less.

Noting, When the proper money is given, The company the user both deals properly. You give them 200$, They give you a big pack of candy. What about TOTing? Well, They are just a bare of advantage taken. They don't give you money. You are actually just having advantage taken as the thing you are supposed to eat is indirectly and consentedly stolen.

You might say, Companies boost from it. Well. This is not an economic method, And only short periods of it will work. If nitrous is faster, Then why I don't see those japanese drifters use it whenever they can? Well because it will eventually run out, And gasoline and electricity is much more sustainable.

Plus, On my unofficial survey, About 30% of the candies were unwanted from most people. So really, Some were wasted, And no one benefitted from it.

"Going off tangent, Not only are you getting your dose of sugary goodness for free, You are also most likely socialising with you"re friends and doing a good amount of walking improving your overall fitness whereas by buying your candy your are probably sitting on your a*s watching tv. "

The reason we TOT is because we want candy. How about, "if you don't be my friend I will kill you"? That would be the same situation. It is bad to acquire candy via TOTing, Even if it is good for your health and popularity.
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