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Saturday, May 30, 2015

TPiRecap: 29 May 2015

My absence yesterday explained: Head injury. Got clonked in the head by something small, but rather dense and *quite* sharp-edged, when it fell off a shelf yesterday afternoon. I'm okay, no long-term damage done, but I was loopy enough to be effectively out of it for a while. Fortunately I still had Friday's episode on my DVR, so I kept it there for the extra day, and so...

Episode #
7155K
Airdate
29 May 2015
VTR
1 April 2015
First Four
Brad, Sabrina, Christine, Royal
Lineup
L-R
Models
Manuela Arbeláez, Rachel Reynolds



1. Cole Haan designer accessories (RR)
Brad
Sabrina
Christine
Royal
825
1400
1405
750


$1472


Hi-Lo:
Yamaha V1 WaveRunner w/trailer & Airhead 9pc water sports collection ($10,028; MA)

  • O-L!ve & Co extra virgin olive oil (25 fl oz)
  • Welch's Light grape juice (64 fl oz)
  • Bumble Bee Sensations spicy Thai chili tuna medley w/crackers
  • Dial liquid hand soap (52 fl oz)
  • Baker's sweetened coconut (14 oz)
  • Ben & Jerry's Strawberry Cheesecake ice cream (4 fl oz)

Hi
Olive oil
Soap
Coconut

$13.99
$6.99
$4.29

Not sure how I feel about that...

Hi


Coconut

$4.29

Grape juice
Ice cream
Tuna snack
Lo
$3.19
$1.49
$2.49
WIN!

The grape juice is the one I wasn't 100% on, but as you see, it still worked out to the good!

2. Porsamo Bleu his & hers designer watches (JE)
Brad
Sabrina
Elizabeth
Royal
650
1000
1250
1200


$1980


Balance Game for a car:
2015 Mini Cooper 2-door hard top (1.5L, 6MT, center armrest; RR)

Only way this works: $19,300. 
 
I blame getting hit in the head yesterday. 8^/

3. Genesis gas barbecue w/5pc grilling utensil set (MA)
Brad
Sabrina
Gabrielle
Royal
651
2750
650
2250
$999




Do the Math:
  1. Samsung 65" 3D LED Smart HDTV w/4 pairs of glasses (RR)
  2. LG French-door refrigerator (Plessers.com; MA)
Brad adds...


Was afraid of that. 8^/

(CC1: Blue-Emu)
Showcase Showdown #1

Brad
20
100
1.20

$999

Elizabeth
50
15
.65

$1,980
Christine
70
.70
WIN


4. LG smartphone (32GB) w/1yr calling plan (4GB data & unl. talk/text/mo) (RR)
Chase
Sabrina
Gabrielle
Royal
1500
1200
700
1000
$2320




Pocket ¢hange:
2015 Toyota Yaris L (1.5L, 4AT, FWD, paint/fabric prot; MA)

1




25¢
3
6
7
8
9


7
YES
1
7



#18
3
YES
1
7
3


#13
9
NO

6

8
9
50¢
8
NO

6

8
9
75¢
6
Default
1
7
3
6

#4
9
YES
1
7
3
6
9
#10

There've been far worse positions to be in.

Need 75¢ to win
Start with 25¢
#18
25¢
#13
#4
25¢
TOTAL
.80
WIN!
(#10: 75¢)

Boom!

5. Joola Tour 2500 table tennis package (MA, RR)
Traci
Sabrina
Gabrielle
Royal
978
1900
1100
1101



$1230

Push Over:
Trip to Boston, MA (6n, Kimpton Onyx Hotel, daily breakfast, trolley tickets; RR)

9
8
2
5
1
4
3
0
7


Boston

Don't know why, but $5,143 sticks out. It's probably far too low though.


9
8
2
5
1
4
3

8
2
5
1
LOSS

I fell for the same trap seemingly everyone else does... if you don't leave the country, it's a cheap trip. 8^/

It's potentially off to Leftover Island for poor Sabrina, but there's always the chance for redemption as long as there's one IUFB remaining...
6. Party Tyme Karaoke system w/music (MA)
Traci
Sabrina
Gabrielle
Jeffrey
1300
850
1301
750

$895



See? 8^)

½ Off:


$150
$150
$25
$50
V.Bot robotic vacuum cleaner
Homemade peanut butter maker
Eliminated: NONE

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16

$18
$18
$40
$80
Travelrest memory foam neck pillow
BaByliss Pro TT hair dryer
Eliminated: NONE

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16

$20
$10
$24
$24
Microplane herb mill
Waffle maker of uncertain parentage
Eliminated: THE LAST THREAD OF HOPE

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16

Sabrina chooses box #7...

7
EMPTY
NATURALLY

It was in box #4 this time.

(CC2: Miracle-Ear / LCTT)
Showcase Showdown #2

Sabrina
40
25
.65

$895

Royal
15
5
.20

$1,230
Chase
70
.70
WIN


I Predict the Winner's Name Will Start With "Ch": Chase (true) top winner, Christine (true) runner-up.

1. Keeps the Hot Side Hot and the Cold Side Cold
  • DēLonghi espresso machine (RR)
  • Capresso iced tea brewer (RR)
  • Trip to Reykjavik, Iceland (6n, Center Hotel; RR)
    • Daily breakfast
  • Trip to Dubai (6n; RR)
    • Daily breakfast
    • Desert safari
    • Starlight dinner
Chase passes; Christine bids $32,000 and jaws drop nationwide.
(My bid: $20,237)

If ever there was an excuse to dollar-bid a Showcase, this is it.

2. By-the-Book Showcase
  • Apple 27" iMac computer (Retina display, 8GB RAM, 1TB HD; MA)
  • Trip to St. Lucia, West Indies (6n, Bay Gardens Resorts; MA)
    • Daily breakfast
    • Couples massage
    • Complimentary water sports
  • 2015 Honda Civiↄ LX (1.8L, CVT, rearview camera, all-season mats; RR)
Chase bids $24,500.
(My bid: $28,416)

So he wants to do it the hard way, huh...

Moment of Truth
2. Christine
Trips
1. Chase
Trip/Car
Bid
$32,000
$24,500
ARP
$23,640
$30,381
Result
$8,360
$5,881

$11,500
Chase wins!
$50,070 (Chyron)
My result
$3,403
$2,465


LEADER BOARD: Episode #7155K
Chase
$50,070
Christine
$11,500
Elizabeth


$1,980
Royal


$1,230
Brad


$999
Sabrina


$895
Offered
$138,607
Won
$66,674
Pct.
48.1%
Bonus
Avg.
11,112
Median
$1,605


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