Actually sounds like a great deal. From your Washington Post, March 18 2020: More lifesaving ventilators are available. Hospitals can’t afford them. Typically $25,000 to $50,000 each.
On Friday, April 10, 2020, 11:43:58 AM EDT, Bruce G. Potter <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
The Washington Post, 9 April 2020, page A19,
”U. S. to Pay GM $490 million for 30,000 Ventilators.”
So the World’s Greatest Negotiator was able to get the price down to $16,333.33 apiece???
My grand-niece Courtney could’ve gotten them delivered to your door for $16,000, with an extra SUP board thrown in for her.
And if niece Janie led the negotiation, the price would’ve been $12,000 with individualized paint jobs to order.
And Jennifer would have gotten the ventilators donated for free, as long as they had a Cadillac hood ornament.
The guy’s a piker.