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Thursday, October 24, 2013

TPiRecap: 24 October 2013


Episode #
6454K
Airdate
24 October 2013
VTR
8 July 2013
First Four
Thomas, Shawn, Megan, Nolan
Lineup
R-L
Models
Melissa Ordway, Rachel Reynolds

Melissa Ordway, today's guest model, comes to us via Young & the Restless.

If you're the sort that's beginning to grow weary of these guest models (note: I'm indifferent either way), take heart in the following tidbit: Manuela, Gwendolyn, Amber, and even Rob are all due to return "soon."

1. Jura Ena cappucino machine (MO)
Nolan
Megan
Shawn
Thomas
450
600
650
653



$1399

Bonkers!:
Trip to Miami, FL (6n, Marenas Beach Resort & Spa, guided South Beach food & culture tour; RR)

6
4
4
7

I'm placing my bet right now... Lo-Hi-Hi-Lo. (Also, is it just my paranoid imagination, or is the button being placed a tad bit further away from the gameboard than in the past?)

30 seconds... go!

Try #1:
6
4
4
7
NO
:24

Try #2:
6
4
4
7
NO
:17

Try #3:
6
4
4
7
NO
:14

Try #4:
6
4
4
7
NO
:10

Try #5:
6
4
4
7
NO
:07

Try #6:
6
4
4
7
NO
:04

Try #7(!):
6
4
4
7
NO
:00

6
4
4
7
7
0
9
4
LOSS

Seven chances at it... can't really fault him for that. Anything more than five or six is worthy of praise, IMO, given the way most people play this game. Still, a disappointing start to the day.

2. 4 pairs of Proof Eyewear sustainable wood-framed sunglasses (JE)
Nolan
Megan
Shawn
Patricia
700
600
1
695


$500


Shawn, after winning the rock-bottomest value for an IUFB in this era, gets to play Money Game:
2013 Dodge Journey American Value Pkg (AT, 2.4L, paint/fabric prot; MO)

$
$
72
42
22
$
$
59
65
20
$
$
21
81
98
$
$
F
9
B


Hmm... $20,965, I think (for a little Fender-Bender action).

22 : $
$
22
72
42
$
$
$
59
65
20
$
$
21
81
98
$
$
F
9
B


21: $
$
22
72
42
$
$
21
59
65
20
$
$
$
81
98
$
$
F
9
B


20: OF COURSE
$
22
72
42
$
$
21
59
65
F
$
$
$
81
98
$
$
20
9
B


65: $
$
22
72
42
$
$
21
59
$
F
$
65
$
81
98
$
$
20
9
B



59: $
$
22
72
42
$
$
21
$
$
F
$
65
$
81
98
$
59
20
9
B

Win $167
($20,981)

What really hurts is that this was actually winnable given how most people play this game these days -- starting their search for the back of the car with the highest numbers on the board.

3. The Price is Right Jewelry Box presents: Melly Dingledine designer jewelry collection (MO, RR)
Nolan
Megan
Javed
Patricia
1250
1100
1000
800
$1294




It's Plinko time once again, so everyone get out your antidepressants... the way this thing's been going lately, you'll probably need 'em.

(RR by the "magic cabinets")
Cast-iron bacon press
10c water purifying pitcher
12V portable oven
Victorinox classic Swiss Army knife
3
5
5
2
4
0
2
7
1
5
WIN!
$32
$
$
WIN!
$46
2
0

Chip #1:



$





1
0
0
0
0
5
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
|
0
|
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
|
0
|
0
1
0
0
0
0
5
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
$0
TOTAL

Don't say I didn't warn you...

Chip #3:


$






1
0
0
0
0
5
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
|
0
|
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
|
0
|
0
1
0
0
0
0
5
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
$1,000
TOTAL

Substantially better.

Chip #4:







$

1
0
0
0
0
5
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
|
0
|
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
|
0
|
0
1
0
0
0
0
5
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
$1,500
PARTIAL WIN

Riiiiiiiiiight on that hairy borderline of a Plinko partial. (Which now that I type it, sounds like a painful afternoon in the dentist's chair.) Now I'm really hoping for at least one second-half win, else I'll have to explain for the second time in five weeks why this isn't counted as a skunking in my record sheets. >_<


(CC1: Selsun Blue)

Showcase Showdown #1

Shawn
15
5
.20

$667

Thomas
50
35
.85
WIN
P
Nolan
70
65
1.35

$2,832


4. CarolinaChair.com chair & ottoman w/Amazon Kindle Fire HD tablet (RR)
Afton
Megan
Javed
Patricia
1950
1300
550
551

$1714



No leftovers today!

Shopping Spree:
  1. Maytag washer & dryer (MO)
  2. Acer Veriton all-in-one computer (4GB RAM, 500GB HD; MO)
  3. Designer leather accessories (RR)
  4. Wayfair.com foosball table (RR)

Avoid that computer! I fear it's a cheapie.

Target: $6,400
Prize
ARP
Remaining
Washer & dryer
$3,098
$3302
Foosball table
$1,695
$1607
Computer (>_<!)
$718
TOLD YA
(Accessories: $2,232)

Starting to feel a tad bit ill all of a sudden...

5. Rockwell 7pc power tool package (MO)
Afton
Toni
Javed
Patricia
951
917
1150
1100


$1250


This Isn't Helping, Guys:
2013 Chevrolet Cruze LS (1.8L, remote keyless entry, oil life monitor; RR)

$18,685
$16,789
$15,595
$19,410
$17,880

If this were a Sonic, I'd immediately accuse $15,595 of being the real price. But it's a (marginally) more expensive Cruze... you know what, I'm gonna say $15K anyway, with a secondary glance at $16,789.

Naturally, I also expect Javed to pick either one of those two right off the bat and wipe out on the first pick...

Pick #1: $18,685
$3000
Go on...
$3,000
$16,789
$15,595
$19,410
$17,880

I do so enjoy being proven wrong every now and then. Of course, we're not out of the woods yet by a long shot...

Pick #2: $19,410
$7000
STOP
$3,000
$16,789
$15,595
$4,000
$17,880

$2,000
$1,000

CAR

None but the most pedantic fans out there would begrudge me from declaring today a non-skunkjob now, right? Bailouts are a clear distinction between wins and losses.

Not, of course, that we wouldn't mind one bona fide winner before we're done today...

6. Electra 3-speed ladies' cruisers, bedected with what look for all the world like (but aren't) G-T asterisks (RR)
Afton
Toni
Beverly
Patricia
550
410
700
400
$650




Pick-a-Number:
Trip to Washington, D.C. (6n, St. Gregory Luxury Hotel & Suites, daily breakfast, 5hr OnBoard sightseeing tour; MO)

Golden Road Jr. setup:

0
2
6
$
9
?
6
8


I kinda like the look of that zero here...


2


$
9
2
6
8
WIN!

...buuut, what do I know? ^^; And now the day is legitimately saved!

(CC2: Gold Bond Mens' Essentials / Bailey's coffee creamers)

Showcase Showdown #2

Megan
55
25
.80

FIT TO
P
Javed
80
.80

BE TIED
Afton
10
30
.40

$9,918
Spin-Off

Megan
40
WIN
P
Javed
15

$8,250


Showcases: Megan top winner, Thomas runner-up.

1. On Location
  • Pair of Sony HandyCam HD camcorders (RR)
  • Trip to Lisbon, Portugal (6n; RR)
    • Daily breakfast
    • Private guided city tour in a restored convertible
  • Trip to Shanghai, China (6n, Fairmont Peace Hotel; RR)
    • Daily breakfast
    • Traditional Chinese tea ceremony
Megan passes; Thomas bids $20,500.
(My bid: $19,893)

2. The Drive to Win
  • Nintendo Wii game system w/Mario Kart Wii & wheel controller (RR)
  • Panasonic 55" 3D plasma HDTV w/glasses (RR)
  • Pair of VMS Motorsports Kingcobra 450 go-karts (MO)
  • 2013 Volkswagen Jetta S (2L, 6AT; RR)
Megan bids $23,000.
(My bid: $28,275)


Moment of Truth
2. Thomas
Trips
1. Megan
Car
Bid
$20,500
$23,000
ARP
$20,970
$26,492
Result
$470
$3,492

Thomas wins!
$22,369
$1,714
My result
$1,077
$1,783


LEADER BOARD: Episode #6454K
Thomas

$22,369
Afton

$9,918
Javed
P

$8,250
Nolan
P

$2,832
Megan

$1,714
Shawn


$667
Offered
$177,543
Won
$45,750
Pct.
25.77%
Bonus
Avg.
$7,625
Median
$5,541


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