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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

TPiRecap: 29 April 2014



Episode #
6722K
Airdate
29 April 2014
VTR
5 March 2014
First Four
Kami, Cairo, Barbara, Michael
Lineup
L-R
Models
Amber Lancaster, Rachel Reynolds

1. Two Apple iPod Touches (64GB ea) & Nanos (16GB ea) (RR)
Kami
Cairo
Barbara
Michael
595
860
1060
596


$1096


1 Right Price: $3849
  1. Kymco Mongoose 300 ATV (RR)
  2. Samsung 65" LED HDTV (AL)

What's our rule, gang?

ATV
HDTV

$3849

Hint: Barbara just broke it.

$3849
$2600

$3849
LOSS

TVs (almost) always end in -00, unless there's something like HDMI cables added on.

2. His & hers snowboards w/boots & bindings (RR)
Kami
Cairo
Abby
Michael
1400
1350
1800
1900
$1520




Switcheroo:
2014 Chevrolet Sonic LS (1.8L, 6AT, Bluetooth, paint/fabric prot; AL)

(Rachel planted some seeds, and a SP tree grew)
  • GrillAlert meat thermometer
  • Hand-powered chopper
  • Crane frog-shaped humidifier
  • Zoku slush & shake maker

1
7
6

8

Car




0

Meat thermometer
0

30

5

Chopper

0

Humidifer


0

Drink maker
2
3
4
6
7
Numbers

Second time in a row there's no 1 in the mix. This actually helps somewhat.

Unfortunately, the SPs today are all crapshoots even with that little bit of help. Good luck, Kami... you'll need it.

Try #1:
1
7
6
2
8

Car



7
0

Meat thermometer
2

8
6
5

Chopper
3
0

Humidifer

4
0

Drink maker

I thought that looked a bit better than just two being right.

Try #2:
1
7
6
7
8

Car



6
0

Meat thermometer
0

10
2
5

Chopper
3
0

Humidifer

4
0

Drink maker

1
7
6
7
8

$17,638



6
0

$70
0


2
5

$65
3
0

$40

4
0

$20
WIPEOUT

This... this is why this game is so frustrating anymore. It's really desperately in need of a rethink.

3. Pro-Form treadmill (AL)
Lillie
Cairo
Abby
Michael
650
690
700
701

$699
Ouch!
Ditto!

Range Game:
Summerset outdoor kitchen island (RR)

Cairo had the right idea in staying low, but still stopped it just a second or two sooner than necessary. >_<

(CC1: CTT)
Showcase Showdown #1

Cairo
25
50
.75

$699

Barbara
65
5
.70

$1,096

Kami
*85
.85
WIN


Time for one of those patented second-half comebacks, guys... you can do it!
4. 7pc power tool selection (AL)
Lillie
Loudmilla
Abby
Michael
701
1300
600
50

$2341



This Doesn't Help My Mood Any, Guys:
  1. 56" foosball table (AL)
  2. Kate Spade designer handbags
  3. Danby 112-can beverage center (GG)

Swap Prize: Sony 20" touchscreen computer (1TB HD, 8GB RAM; RR)

On the plus side, at least this game is won a lot of the time.

Foosball table
Designer bags
Beverage cooler

$2020


Computer
$1100
LOSS
(Foosball table: $570; Beverage cooler: $1,100)

On the minus side... >_<

5. Ricardo Beverly Hills 6pc luggage set (RR)
Gee, I wonder what the next stage prize will be...
Lillie
Jamie
Abby
Michael
1
1800
2200
2300

$2120



A Game That Takes Real Effort to Lose:
Trip to the Galápagos Islands (Indiana Jones Map, 6n, Hotel Solymar, 2 tours; $7,062; AL)

  • Walgreens Ology dish liquid
  • Canada Dry cranberry ginger ale
  • Easy-Off oven cleaner
  • DaVinci bowtie pasta
  • Lightlife Smart Deli turkey-style vegetarian protein slices

A good sign for the W-L record. (I hope...)

Purchase
ARP
Total
Placement
5 ginger ales
$1.99
$9.95
8....|...10
3 dish soaps
$3.99
$11.97
THE DAY IS SAVED!

Finally! I was worried I saw a striped tail on the horizon.

Well, that pressure may be off us, but it's still gonna be Leftover Island for Michael unless he shapes up this time...

6. Mina D. designer sterling silver & gemstone jewelry (JE)
Lilile
David
Abby
Michael
1200
1150
1900
1151
$1250




Michael is escorted to the TSA gate, while Lillie plays Lucky $even:
2014 Toyota Yaris LE (1.5L, 4AT, paint/fabric prot; RR)

1
$7

6
1
7
-$1
$6
3
1
7
8
-$5
$1
3
1
7
8
9
-$6
-$5 LOSS
($17,896)

It's like nobody even tries anymore...

(CC2: VetIQ / Egg-Land's Best)
Showcase Showdown #2

Lillie (eventual DAS 1st)
**30
70
1.00
$1,000 Bonus

Loudmilla
55
60
1.15

$2,341
Jamie
30
60
.90

$9,182
Bonus Spin
100
$25,000 BONUS!!!

That makes up for the car! ^^;

Showcases: Lillie (true) top winner, Kami runner-up.

1. The Fast Track to Fun
  • Tahoe Slip paddleboard w/accessories (RR)
  • Trip to Lake Tahoe, NV (6n, Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel; RR)
    • Daily breakfast
    • Golf tickets
    • 4hr powerboat cruise
  • 2014 Kia FortĂ© LX (1.8L, 6AT; AL)
Lillie passes; Kami bids $35,000.
(My bid: $23,347)

The Peanut Gallery nearly riots at that bid, but it's locked in now...

2. Cool Cat Showcase
  • Six pairs of Jaguar sunglasses (GG)
  • Yamaha Striker motorcycle (AL)
  • Trip to Auckland, New Zealand (6n, Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa; RR)
    • Daily breakfast
    • Tandem skydiving adventure
Lillie bids $26,000.
(My bid: $22,655)

If ever there was a time for a $1 Showcase bid, this would have been it. Now I'm worried. Big time.

Moment of Truth
1. Kami
Trip/Car
2. Lillie
Motorcycle/Trip
Bid
$35,000
$26,000
ARP
$24,480
$22,782
Result
$10,520
$3,218
DOUBLE OVERBID
(12th this season)
My result
$1,133
$127 DSW

I was afraid of that. >_<

Bad end to a mediocre day, admittedly cool $25,000 bonus aside.

LEADER BOARD: Episode #6722K
Lillie

$27,250
Jamie

$9,182
Loudmilla


$2,341
Kami

$1,520
Barbara


$1,096
Cairo


$699
Offered
$119,683
Won
$42,088
Pct.
13.44%
Bonus
$26,000
Avg.
$7,015
Median
$1,931


Hope for better luck tomorrow. It's all we can do, unless you happen to like impotently raging against the machine.

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