1. Not a Toro
2. Not New
3. He could have bought it, used, in January of this year, so that could be technically true..but he is implying he bought it NEW in January of this year..which is a lie.
It's an Ariens Compact 24 from 2008, 2009 or 2010.
It probably sold for about $650 when it was brand new..
Right now, its not worth anymore than $300 where I live..tack on the extra $100 for the area where it lives, (Washington DC suburbs) and its worth maybe $400 tops..
He could easily make $300 to $400 is he was honest about it. and set a reasonable price..But the ridiculous way the ad is written, he will never sell it..