Creative Computing sells a tablet computer called the Protab. The $875 sales price of a Protab...


Creative Computing sells a tablet computer called the Protab. The $875 sales price of a Protab Package includes the following:

a) One Protab computer.

b) A 6-month limited warranty. This warranty guarantees that Creative will cover any costs that arise due to repairs or replacements associated with defective products for up to six months.

c) A coupon to purchase a Creative Probook e-book reader for $225, a price that represents a 50% discount from the regular Probook price of $450. It is expected that 20% of the discount coupons will be utilized.

d) A coupon to purchase a one-year extended warranty for $40. Customers can buy the extended warranty for $40 at other times as well. Creative estimates that 30% of customers will purchase an extended warranty.

e) Creative does not sell the Protab without the limited warranty, option to purchase a Probook, and the option to purchase an extended warranty, but estimates that if it did so, a Protab alone would sell for $855.


1. Indicate below whether each item is a separate performance obligation and allocate the transaction price of 100,000 Protab Packages to the separate performance obligations in the contract.

2. Calculate the standalone price for these variables:

a) Protab computers

b) Limited 6-month warranty

c) Probook discount vouchers

d) Option to purchase a Probook.

Separate Performance Obligations:

In order to accurately record the sale of a package of products, the separate performance obligations must be determined and the revenue from the sale allocated to each separate performance obligation.

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An item is a separate performance obligation if is not be readily available, and it is independent product from which the customer will benefit on...

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