College Accounting (Book Only): A ...

13th Edition
Scott + 1 other
ISBN: 9781337280570



College Accounting (Book Only): A ...

13th Edition
Scott + 1 other
ISBN: 9781337280570
Textbook Problem

Jax Mercantile Co. has been northern Colorado’s premier outdoor gear source for over 50 years. Jax sells men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing for any outdoor activity. Customers can also find camping and fishing gear, mountaineering tools, and hunting items. If a customer is not the outdoor type, Jax still offers plenty of other products, such as specialty kitchenware and household decorative items. Jax also carries a full line of optics and photography products, agricultural and automotive accessories, animal care products, and lawn and garden accessories.

Jax has succeeded in stocking a large inventory that meets customers’ outdoor and indoor gear needs. When Jax purchases inventory for resale, it must have a way of recording these purchases. Jax also must have a way to record the sales of goods to customers and be able to handle returns and discounts. Considering the size of Jax’s inventory (in items and in dollar amount), would Jax use a periodic or perpetual inventory system? Explain your answer.

To determine

Identify whether Company J will use periodic inventory system or perpetual inventory system.


Perpetual inventory system:

The method or system of maintaining, recording, and adjusting the inventory perpetually throughout the year, is referred to as perpetual inventory system.

  • When amount of inventory is taken into consideration the company might prefer to use p...

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