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26th Edition
Carl Warren + 2 others
ISBN: 9781285743615
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Ethics and professional conduct in business

On April 18, 2016, Bontanica Company, a garden retailer, purchased $9,800 of seed, terms 2/10, n/30, from Whitetail Seed Co. Even though the discount period had expired, Shelby Davey subtracted the discount of $196 when he processed the documents for payment on May 1, 2016.

Discuss whether Shelby Davey behaved in a professional manner by subtracting the discount, even though the discount period had expired.

To determine

Credit terms are the terms of payment offered by the seller to the buyer.

2/10, n/30 refers to the sales discount given to the buyer by the seller in case of prompt payment. 2/10, n/30 means the following:

  • “2” is the discount percentage offered to the purchaser by the seller.
  • “10” refers to the number of days available for the buyer to pay and take advantage of the discount.
  • “n/30” indicates that if the payment is not made by the buyer within 30 days, then he might not be eligible for the sales discount. Hence, payment will be due for the net amount at the end of the current month.

To Discuss: Whether Mr. S behaved in a professional manner by subtracting the discount even though the discount period had expired.

Explanation

If Mr. S purposefully subtracted the discount even after the discount period then it will highly considered as unprofessional conduct...

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