Deep Blue manufactures flotation vests in Charleston, South Carolina. Deep Blue’s contribution margin income statement for the month ended December 31, 2016, contains the following data:
Suppose Overboard wishes to buy 4,700 vests from Deep Blue. Deep Blue will not incur any variable selling and administrative expenses on the special order. The Deep Blue plant has enough unused capacity to manufacture the additional vests. Overboard has offered $7 per vest, which is below the normal sales price of $16.
1. Identify each cost in the income statement as either relevant or irrelevant to Deep Blue’s decision.
2. Prepare a differential analysis to determine whether Deep Blue should accept this special sales order.
3. Identify long-term factors Deep Blue should consider in deciding whether to accept the special sales order.

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