When a product is in high demand, a manufacturer is obligated to charge a little more to pay back the investors who took a risk on the product.
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Amy is mad at Sheldon, and he goes to the jewelry store with Penny to buy Amy something. Sheldon hints to the salesperson that diamonds are carbon just like charcoal, but it's only their molecular arrangement that makes them valuable. When the salesperson tells Sheldon that everything is on sale, Sheldon is suddenly more interested in a pocket watch he was previously considering.
Elaine is consulting a rabbi, who offers her Snackwell's Cookies. He says he fears that knowing they're fat free may cause people to overindulge. Making them fat-free lowers the price of eating them; consumers respond by eating more.
A seller of hula hoops finds that no one is purchasing his items, so he lowers the price in an attempt to increase demand. His price changes don't make a difference. When a boy finds a stray hula hoop and plays with it in front of his peers, all of the kids suddenly want one, and the hula hoop becomes a desireable product.