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What is the company's warranty expense for the month of Nov?

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A company sells computers at a selling price of $1,800 each. Each computer has a 2 year warranty that covers replacement of defective parts. It is estimated that 2% of all computers sold will be returned under the warranty at an average cost of $150 each. During November, the company sold 30,000 computers, and 400 computers were serviced under the warranty at a total cost of $55,000. The balance in the Estimated Warranty Liability account at November 1 was $29,000. What is the company's warranty expense for the month of November?

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No, there are some distracting details you don't need....including the $29,000. See a tutorial in the activity in the liability attached.

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Colin Company sells automatic can openers under a 75-day warranty for defective merchandise. Based on past experiences, Colin Company estimates that 3% of the units sold will become defective during the warranty period.
Management estimates that the average cost of replacing or repairing a defective unit is $15.00 The units sold and units defective that occurred during the last 2 months of 2006 are as follows:
Month Units sold Units Defective Prior to December 31
November 30,000 600
December 32,000 400

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(a) Determine the estimated warranty liability at December 31 for the units sold in November and December.

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Month Estimate Units Defective Outstanding
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December Number Number Formula
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Estimated warranty liability Formula

(b) Prepare the journal entries to record the estimated liability for warranties and the costs (assume actual costs of $15,000) incurred in honoring 1,000 warranty claims.

Account title Amount
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Account title Amount
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(c) Give the entry to record the honoring of 500 warranty contracts in January at an average cost of $15

Account title Amount
Account title Amount

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