Building this gas station should have cost $500,000. Instead, the U.S. military spent $42,718,739 and can’t explain why.
It’s easy to zero in on the successes (or failings) of individual military projects and campaigns. But maybe we need to take a broader look at things for a second, because things quickly get weird when you do.
Buying a car can be stressful. Most dealers are pretty skilled negotiators, and sometimes the price breakdown of a vehicle can be a bit confusing. Next time you're negotiating, you might want to consider something called dealer "holdback."