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Keep or Buy, Sunk Costs

Heather Alburty purchased a previously owned, 2004 Grand Am for $8,900. Since purchasing the car, she has spent the following amounts on parts and labor:

Chapter 8, Problem 51E, Keep or Buy, Sunk Costs Heather Alburty purchased a previously owned, 2004 Grand Am for 8,900. Since , example  1

Unfortunately, the new stereo doesn’t completely drown out the sounds of a grinding transmission. Apparently, the Grand Am needs a considerable amount of work to make it reliable transportation. Heather estimates that the needed repairs include the following:

Chapter 8, Problem 51E, Keep or Buy, Sunk Costs Heather Alburty purchased a previously owned, 2004 Grand Am for 8,900. Since , example  2

In a visit to a used car dealer, Heather has found a 2005 Neon in mint condition for $9,400. Heather has advertised and found that she can sell the Grand Am for only $6,400. If she buys the Neon, she will pay cash, but she would need to sell the Grand Am.

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  1. 1. CONCEPTUAL CONNECTION In trying to decide whether to restore the Grand Am or to buy the Neon, Heather is distressed because she already has spent $11,300 on the Grand Am. The investment seems too much to give up. How would you react to her concern?
  2. 2. CONCEPTUAL CONNECTION Assuming that Heather would be equally happy with the Grand Am or the Neon, should she buy the Neon, or should she restore the Grand Am?

1.

To determine

Describe the reaction on the decision whether to restore the car G or to buy the car N.

Explanation

Sunk Costs:

The costs which are already been incurred and does not affect the decision in the future are known as sunk costs. These costs are considered as the irrelevant costs for the company...

2.

To determine

Describe whether Person H should restore the car G or purchase the car N.

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