The problem is that according to Edmunds.com the value of this vehicle is $11, 097 retail. The Blue Book price is a little higher: $12,250. But as Blue Book says, dealer's retail is not a final price, only the dealer's asking price.
There are only three explanations that I can think of:
- He is the dumbest negotiator and appraiser of used trucks on the face of the earth.
- He bought the truck from a friend or family member and they got to pocket close to $20,000.
- He paid himself the price the truck sold for when he originally bought it new back in 1999. In other words he charged his campaign for a truck he already owned. In fact, if that is the case, he bought it 3 years before he ran for office.