Which of the following is true with regard to products?
A) The quality of products is far more difficult to measure than that of services.
B) Products do not include experiences, organizations, persons, places, and ideas.
C) Products are not meant for sale in the market.
D) Products include services, events, persons, places, organizations, ideas, or a mixture of these.
E) Products refer to only those activities that are essentially intangible.
In 2011, the fixed costs of a company were $500,000, and its variable costs equaled $150,000. In 2010, the company made an annual profit of $200,000. It has been predicted that, despite a steady growth, the company's variable costs will likely equal $300,000 by 2013. The total costs of the company in 2011 were ________.