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What is the Kagoo Score? Our unique tumble dryers rating which considers: 20,000 expert & user reviews • 1,900 product comparisons • 10 industry awards • Score breakdown
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Kagoo Score
Average Review Rating
Price
Drum Capacity
Drying System
Noise Level
Available Colours
Running Cost
Release Date
#1

90

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Samsung DVE52M7750

350 Reviews

$449.00

20kg
Info
Steam
Info
40dB
Info
Info
(Unknown)
May 2017
#3

82

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Whirlpool 3LWED4705FW

$899.95

15kg
Info
Vented
Info
70dB
Info
Info
$390
Over 10 years
May 2018
#4

80

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Samsung DV40J3000EW

$400.00

10kg
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Vented
Info
n/a
Info
$1,300
Over 10 years
Mar 2015
#5

80

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Hotpoint AQC9BF7E1

455 Reviews

$490.99

9kg
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Vented
Info
69dB
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Info
(Unknown)
May 2015
#6

79

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LG DLE1501W

$867.49

10.1kg
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Vented
Info
45dB
Info
Info
(Unknown)
Nov 2016
#7

78

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Siemens WT44W5W0

$953.52

8kg
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Condenser
Info
62dB
Info
Info
$340
Over 10 years
Oct 2015
#8

78

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LG DLE3170W

$891.99

10.2kg
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Vented
Info
45dB
Info
Info
(Unknown)
Feb 2015
#9

78

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Samsung DVE50M7450

$549.00

20kg
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Steam
Info
n/a
Info
(Unknown)
May 2017
#10

77

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Samsung DV80K6010CW

$737.10

8kg
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Heat Pump
Info
65dB
Info
Info
$790
Over 10 years
Aug 2016
#11

77

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LG DLEY1701VE

$1,080.99

10.2kg
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Steam
Info
44dB
Info
Info
(Unknown)
Jan 2015
#12

76

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Bosch 800 Series WTG86402GB

22 Reviews

$1,748.75

7.7kg
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Condenser
Info
63dB
Info
Info
$1,100
Over 10 years
Jun 2015
#13

76

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LG DLGX5001V

$1,263.99

10.2kg
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Steam
Info
n/a
Info
(Unknown)
Feb 2018
#14

75

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Samsung DV45K6500EV

$949.99

10.2kg
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Vented
Info
n/a
Info
$1,200
Over 10 years
Nov 2016
#15

75

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Hotpoint NTM1182XB

1 Review

$527.91

8kg
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Heat Pump
Info
65dB
Info
Info
$460
Over 10 years
Jan 2017
#16

75

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Bosch Serie 6 WTG86401

40 Reviews

$3,999.00

8kg
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Condenser
Info
65dB
Info
Info
$1,100
Over 10 years
Oct 2010
#17

74

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LG DLGX9001W

$1,678.99

10.2kg
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Steam
Info
48dB
Info
Info
(Unknown)
Feb 2018
#18

63

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Asko T884XLHPW

$1,329.95

11kg
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Heat Pump
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66dB
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$550
Over 10 years
Sep 2016

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What Are The Best Tumble Dryer Brands?

We looked at the reviews for every tumble dryer and used this to calculate the average overall rating of each brand. The top rated tumble dryer brand is Bosch with an average rating of 87%.

Rank Brand Number of Tumble Dryers Price Range Average Rating
#1
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Bosch Tumble Dryers 140 $1,749 - $3,999
87%
1,500 reviews
#2
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Beko Tumble Dryers 82
86%
3,830 reviews
#3
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AEG Tumble Dryers 101
84%
525 reviews
#4
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Samsung Tumble Dryers 48 $375 - $950
84%
739 reviews
#5
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Candy Tumble Dryers 56
84%
1,263 reviews
#6
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Siemens Tumble Dryers 96
81%
54 reviews
#7
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Miele Tumble Dryers 68
80%
283 reviews
#8
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Hotpoint Tumble Dryers 47 $494 - $494
79%
3,391 reviews
#9
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Indesit Tumble Dryers 34
79%
1,750 reviews
#10
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White Knight Tumble Dryers 29
77%
1,260 reviews
#11
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LG Tumble Dryers 29 $867 - $1,679
76%
504 reviews
#12
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Hoover Tumble Dryers 72
74%
812 reviews
#13
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Zanussi Tumble Dryers 21
71%
736 reviews
#14
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Whirlpool Tumble Dryers 32 $900 - $900
64%
16 reviews
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Electrolux Tumble Dryers 26
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Gorenje Tumble Dryers 20

Trending Tumble Dryer Comparisons

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LG
DLE1501W
$867.49
Better Kagoo
Score
VS
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Samsung
DVE50M7450
$549.00
$318 cheaper
Better brand
9.9kg bigger
drum capacity
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Bosch
WTG86402
$1,748.75
Newer by five
months
VS
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LG
DLEY1701VE
$1,080.99
$668 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
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Bosch
WTG86402
$1,748.75
Better Kagoo
Score
VS
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LG
DLGX5001V
$1,263.99
$485 cheaper
Three years
newer
Better brand
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Bosch
WTG86401
$3,999.00
$96 cheaper to
run over five
years
VS
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Samsung
DV45K6500EV
$949.99
$3,049 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Newer by six
years
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Samsung
DV40J3000EW
$400.00
$467 cheaper
Better brand
VS
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LG
DLE1501W
$867.49
Better Kagoo
Score
Newer by 21
months
0.1kg bigger
drum capacity
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Samsung
DV45K6500EV
$949.99
Better brand
Slightly bigger
drum capacity
VS
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LG
DLE1501W
$867.49
$83 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
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Samsung
DV45K6500EV
$949.99
$314 cheaper
Better brand
VS
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LG
DLGX5001V
$1,263.99
14 months newer
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LG
DLE1501W
$867.49
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
20dB quieter
noise level
VS
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Samsung
DV5000
$375.00
$492 cheaper
Five months
newer
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Samsung
DV40J3000EW
$400.00
$864 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
VS
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LG
DLGX5001V
$1,263.99
Three years
newer
Better brand
2% bigger drum
capacity
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LG
DLE1501W
$867.49
Better brand
36% quieter
noise level
VS
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Whirlpool
3LWED4705FW
$899.95
Better Kagoo
Score
17 months newer
Bigger drum
capacity
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Samsung
DVE52M7750
$449.00
$451 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
VS
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Whirlpool
3LWED4705FW
$899.95
11 months newer
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Asko
T884XLHPW
$1,329.95
Quieter noise
level
VS
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Whirlpool
3LWED4705FW
$899.95
$430 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Newer by 20
months
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LG
DLGX5001V
$1,263.99
Better brand
VS
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Whirlpool
3LWED4705FW
$899.95
$364 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
4.8kg bigger
drum capacity
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Samsung
DVE50M7450
$549.00
$351 cheaper
Better brand
5kg bigger
drum capacity
VS
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Whirlpool
3LWED4705FW
$899.95
Better Kagoo
Score
One year newer
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Asko
T884XLHPW
$1,329.95
Cheaper to run
by $630 over
five years
7% bigger drum
capacity
VS
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Samsung
DV45K6500EV
$949.99
$380 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
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Samsung
DV80K6010C
$737.10
$163 cheaper
Better brand
A little
quieter noise
level
VS
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Whirlpool
3LWED4705FW
$899.95
Better Kagoo
Score
Newer by 21
months
$400 cheaper to
run over five
years
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LG
DLEY1701VE
$1,080.99
Better brand
VS
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Samsung
DVE50M7450
$549.00
$532 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Two years newer
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Samsung
DV80K6010C
$737.10
$155 cheaper
Better brand
18 months newer
VS
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LG
DLE3170W
$891.99
Better Kagoo
Score
A lot quieter
noise level
Bigger drum
capacity
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Bosch
WTG86402
$1,748.75
Better Kagoo
Score
Cheaper to run
by $84 over
five years
VS
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Samsung
DV45K6500EV
$949.99
$799 cheaper
18 months newer
Better brand
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Hotpoint
AQC9BF7E
$490.99
Two months
newer
VS
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Samsung
DV40J3000EW
$400.00
$91 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

QWhat is the difference between condenser and vented tumble dryers?
ACondenser tumble dryers work by pulling the water out of the clothes and storing it in a water trap, where it stays until emptied. Vented tumblers extract the water from the clothes as steam, and pass it through a vent in the back of the machine so it can be disposed of outside.
QWhat are the benefits of condenser vs. vented tumble dryers?
ACondenser tumble dryers are easier to set up, and don't require any special modifications to the room - however they do require the condenser unit to be regularly emptied to remain in peak condition. Vented tumble dryers can run without needing maintenance, but require a hole drilled in an outside wall to fit the vent.
QWhat is the average noise level of a tumble dryer?
ATumble dryers can be quite noisy, with an average noise level of around 65Db. This means they will be loud enough to be disruptive when in full spin cycle, and can be easily heard several rooms away.

Tumble Dryer Buying Guide

Tumble dryers take damp, clean clothes and rotate them in a heated drum, removing the moisture from the clothes to dry them quickly and effectively. There are two main types of dryers - condenser and vented. Here are the main advantages and differences between them:

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Condenser Tumble Dryers

These dryers work by taking the moisture from the damp clothes and storing it in a water trap, which must be emptied after every couple of cycles. These dryers have no need for hoses or vents to remove the moisture, and so are more suitable for smaller apartments, or places where setting up an outside vent would be troublesome. However the tradeoff is a need to empty the water trap frequently, otherwise you may find the dryer not working as effectively.

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Vented Tumble Dryers

These tumble dryers work by separating the moisture from the damp clothes, then venting the damp air outside via a hose. The venting means that there is no need to empty water traps after every cycle, making it simpler to use. However the dryer may require specialist installation, especially if the vent needs to be placed through an exterior wall.

Sensor Drying

Some more advanced models of tumble dryer will have a moisture sensor installed. This sensor detects the dampness of the clothes, and automatically adjusts the cycle to give just enough time for the clothes to be completely dried. This saves both time and money, since the dryer will automatically stop once the clothes are dry.

All our tumble dryers are graded on their energy efficiency. The higher the grade, the less energy will be used per cycle, and the cheaper the dryer will be to run. Look for a dryer graded at A++ or above for the best efficiency in daily use.

Capacity

The capacity of the drum in your tumble dryer will determine how many clothes you can fit in a single cycle. Drum capacity is measured in Kg, with a single Kg being equivalent to a single outfit. Bigger dryers have bigger capacities, which may be necessary for families - single people and couples may find it far cheaper and more energy efficient to buy a smaller dryer.

Programs

Most models of tumble dryer contain several different programs for clothing of different material, as well as different temperatures and spin levels for more delicate pieces of clothing. While not all of these programs may be necessary, more programs is generally a good sign of a higher-end and more capable tumble dryer.

Many dryers also contain an anti-crease setting - this causes the the drum to rotate unheated at the end of cycles, in order to minimise wrinkling on laundry. This setting is extremely helpful if you plan on leaving laundry tumbling while you go out, or overnight. If left unmoved, your cleaned laundry will develop unsightly creases, as the clothing is all jumbled up and folded at strange angles from the spin drying. However periodically rotating the drum causes the laundry to shift anew, stopping creases developing.

Tumble Dryer Retailers, Prices and Features

Tumbler Prices

Laundry dryers range in price from $375 to $3,999 and in total we found prices for 16 laundry dryers. On average, a new tumble dryer costs $1,107 and 80% of laundry dryers are priced between $449 and $1,679. The Samsung DV5000 is the cheapest tumbler at only $375, and Bosch WTG86401 is the most expensive at $3,999.

Tumble Dryer Brands - Price Range

The highest average tumbler price out of all brands is Bosch laundry dryers with an average price of $2,874. Bosch laundry dryers range in price from $1,749 to $3,999.

The second highest average tumbler price out of all brands is Asko laundry dryers with an average price of $1,330. Asko laundry dryers start at $1,330 and their most expensive tumbler costs $1,330.

The third highest average tumbler price out of all brands is LG tumble dryers with an average price of $1,157. LG tumble dryers range in price from $867 to $1,679.

Tumbler Brands - Average Ratings

We have checked 31 expert reviews and 18,142 user reviews for tumble dryers and used this information to evaluate the average rating for each brand of tumble dryer. Bosch is the top rated tumble dryer brand with an average rating of 87%. Beko is the second best brand with 86% and AEG is the third best brand with 84%.

Biggest Tumbler Retailers

The biggest tumbler retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 3 current tumbler offers from eBay.

When Are Most New Laundry Dryers Released?

Most new laundry dryers tend to be released between November and January. That means that most of the latest tumbler technology was released in within the last 3 months, and now is good time to buy. Six new laundry dryers were released in January 2019 making it the biggest month that year for new tumble dryer releases. In 2018 most new tumble dryers were released in April, with 47 new tumble dryers released that month. The biggest month in 2017 for new tumbler releases was November, with 58 new tumble dryers released that month.

How Fast Do Tumble Dryer Prices Drop After Release?

On average laundry dryers drop in price by 6% in the first 6 months after release.

That means that on a typical tumble dryer costing $1,107 you could save on average $66 by waiting 6 months before buying.

Drum Capacities

The drum volume denotes the capacity of the dryer, measures in kilograms.

Across the range of tumble dryers, the drum capacities range from 2.5kg to 20kg. The drum capacities of the majority of laundry dryers range from 7.5kg to 8.5kg. The Samsung DVE50M7450W, which currently retails for $549.00, has the biggest drum capacity and is a 20kg capacity tumble dryer. The tumbler with the smallest drum capacity is the Bosch WTG86402UC, which is a 7.7kg capacity tumbler and can be purchased for $1,748.75.

A larger drum capacity means more clothes can be dried at once.

Drying Systems

The drying system shows the technology used by the tumbler to dry clothes. Different systems have both positives and negatives.

We found 455 tumble dryers that are heat pump laundry dryers, which makes this the most popular drying system amongst new tumble dryers. We found 411 tumble dryers that are condenser laundry dryers, making condenser the second most frequently found drying system amongst new tumble dryers.

Noise Levels

'Noise Level' denotes how much noise the dryer makes when it's running, measures in decibels (dB).

Across the range of laundry dryers, the noise levels range from 40dB to 75dB. The noise levels of most laundry dryers range from 65dB to 67dB. The tumble dryer with the loudest noise level is the Whirlpool 3LWED4705FW, which is a 70dB noise level tumbler and can be purchased for $899.95. The tumble dryer with the quietest noise level is the Samsung DVE52M7750V, which is a 40dB noise level tumble dryer and is priced at $449.00.

Less noise makes for a nicer atmosphere while your washing is drying, and means the machine is less likely to disturb and annoy people.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Laundry Dryers?

The chart below helps you decide which retailer is normally cheapest for buying tumble dryers. For each retailer it shows the total number of tumble dryers where they currently have a market leading price. The chart below helps you decide which retailer is normally cheapest for buying tumble dryers. For each retailer we took all of their prices and looked at what proportion of those prices where the cheapest on the market. The cheapest retailer that we found was eBay. 2 of their tumble dryer prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

Proportion of Laundry Dryers for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

Assessing how cheap each retailer is for laundry dryers by counting the number of cheapest prices for that retailer, makes the retailers that offer the greatest number of tumbler prices more likely to offer the greatest number of cheapest prices. The chart below considers the proportion of each retailer's tumbler prices that are the cheapest compared to other retailers.

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