There was a reunion event Saturday night. Primo's best friend, BF, had donated $500 to the event. Undergraduates and recent graduates - that is, people paying off school loans - were going to be attending and it was a nice way for BF to help pay for some of them.
Primo: You guys bought a table?
(Technically, there were no tables, but you get the concept.)
Primo: How much?
(You can ask this kind of question of your best friend.)
BF: Five hundred dollars.
Primo: You bought $500 worth of food and drinks?
BF: Yes. It seemed like the right thing to do. Rice did a lot for me.
Primo: Would you like to buy $1,000 worth of campaign for [our state] legislature?