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    Sealed Quote for Claire's Antiques

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    Claire's Antiques was ready to submit a sealed quote (bid) for a new customer who desired to purchase 150 clocks during the upcoming year. The sealed quote was for 150 clocks at $650 each, for a total selling price of $97,500. Claire's Antiques gained knowledge that its competitor was also placing a bid with this client. The competitors bid became known to have been for $600 per clock. If Claire's Antiques loses this bid, its clock sales will decline, resulting in lower profits, and possibly the lay off of workers will take place.

    What possibilities would you suggest for Claire's Antiques?
    What should the company do and why?

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    Possible suggestions for Claire's Antiques would include placing a lower bid maybe putting in a bid at the same ...

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    A sealed quote for Claire's Antiques is given. The solution examines if lower profits occur, is there a possibilities of worker's layoffs.