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How could the different inventory costing methods used by Best Buy, Amazon, and Target impact their respective income statements and balance sheets?

Three retailing giants, Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE: BBY), Amazon.com, Inc., (NASDAQ: AMZN), and Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) each use a different inventory costing method. Best Buy uses weighted-average cost, Amazon uses FIFO, and Target uses LIFO. Here is a hypothetical example that highlights the potential differences in income statements and balance sheets that could […]

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