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Thursday, January 31, 2013

TPiRecap: 31 January 2013

Can you believe January's already over?  Wow.

Episode # 6214K
Airdate 31 January 2013
VTR 27 November 2012
First Four Jennifer, Scott, Daphne, Michael (L-R)
Today's Models Manuela Abreález, Amber Lancaster, Rob Wilson


1. Apple iPod Touch (32GB) w/Beats by Dr. Dre headphones (JE)
Jennifer
130
Scott
520
Daphne
650
Michael
250

$599



1 Right Price: $3149
  1. VMS Heritage 150 motor scooter (RW)
  2. Samsung 55" 3D LED HDTV w/glasses (MA)

Motor scooter
3D HDTV
$3149

$1988
$3149
$3149

LOSS

At least it was quick.

2. Wüsthof 12pc cutlery set w/block (RW)
Jennifer
1
Estela
799
Daphne
550
Michael
650

$962



Kinda get the feeling this is gonna be a long day for Jennifer?

Freeze Frame:
Stainless steel kitchen appliances (gas range/refrigerator/dishwasher)


97
78

66
$6697
84
33
LOSS
54

41
15


It might be a long day for the rest of us, too, at this rate...

3. Party Tyme karaoke machine w/music (MA)
Jennifer
600
Heather
575
Daphne
450
Michael
599
$620




Rat Race:
Win: 2013 Toyota Yaris LE (AT, 1.5L; $15,995 [1]; RW)
Place: Maytag front-loading washer & dryer ($2,848 [2]; AL)
Show: Phat Cycles Sea Crest Deluxe ladies' beach cruiser ($430 [3]; AL)

(MA on SPs)
$1: Quaker instant oatmeal
$3.00
$4.39
$1.39
RATS
$10: Babycakes mini cupcake maker
$25
$30
$5
Blue rat
$100: Hoover WindTunnel Max vaccuum cleaner
$200
$199
$1
Yellow rat

Clouseau's Creature

1

Eco-Boost

4

Goldbricker

5

The Sky's the Limit

2
Washer/dryer
The Yellow Fellow

3
Beach cruiser
Win washer/dryer & beach cruiser

It was a photo finish between the pink and blue rats, but Clouseau's Creature edged Sky's the Limit by a literal nose at the line. Well, it sure beats nothing. ^^;

[1] Source: Toyota.com
[2] Source: Episode #6213K
[3] Source: PhatCycles.com


(CC1: Phillips')

Showcase Showdown #1:

Scott
35
75
1.10

$599

Estela
35
65
1.00
$1,000 Bonus

Jennifer
50
*20
.70

$4,169
Bonus Spin
25



4. Five ModCloth.com ladies' winter coats (AL)
(Win one of your own at priceisright.com)
Nancy
725
Heather
615
Daphne
650
Michael
651

$500 Bonus



Five-Digit Push Over:
Trip to New York, NY (6n, The Iroquois New York; RW)

1
4
1
1
1
0
7
0
7


New York

1
4
1
1
1
0
7

1
1
1
0
7
WIN!

I was so certain that $11,070 was correct that I actually had it entered into my spreadsheed before the reveal -- which necessitated some backtracking when Drew actually revealed it.

5. Sultana his & hers watches (RW)
Nancy
600
Howard II
751
Daphne
1200
Michael
575

$928



Plinko:

(MA on SPs)
Automatic iced tea brewer
Nostalgia Electrics pigs-in-a-blanket maker
Bissell Little Green carpet cleaner
Herb mill
3
0
4
5
7
0
2
3
WIN!
$50
$
2
5
WIN!
$90
$
$
WIN!
$20

(MA also does the handoff)
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
$1,000
TOTAL

Chip #2:



$





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

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
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0
|
0
1
0
0
0
0
5
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
$11,000
TOTAL

Chip #5:





$



1
0
0
0
0
5
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
|
0
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0
1
0
0
0
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1
0
0
0
0
5
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
$11,000
WIN!

The recap only tells half the story. This came so close to being a $31,000 payoff that it hurts; both of the zeroes actually looked as if they were going to drop right in the big-money slot, but a last-second bounce sent them tumbling in the other direction. One of them actually bounced out of the $10K slot on that little partition and tipped left to go in the zero!

Like I said... so close it hurts. But at least he got one in!

Oh, and do be so kind as to put away your tinfoil hats, folks. There's no board-rigging going on to save the budget, and these bad bounces do not prove the board is loaded with magnets or whatever else. Let's leave the conspiracy theories to the professional loonies at Coast-to-Coast AM, okay?

There's a seat reserved on the Leftover Island Express for either Daphne or Michael -- or both of them. Let's see which one of them can avoid this unwelcome trip up the (Ohio) River...

6. Pro-Form treadmill (RW)
Nancy
1300
Joshua
1500
Daphne
600
Michael
995

$500 Bonus



The answer, of course, is "neither." On the other hand, two perfect bids in one day is quite rare these days, so it's all good... well, maybe not if you're Daphne or Michael, of course.

More or Less:
  1. Gateway 23" touchscreen computer (4GB RAM, 1TB HD, wireless AIO; MA)
  2. Five pairs of designer ladies' shoes & boots (MA, RW)
  3. Golden West Billiards pool table w/accessories (RW)
  4. 2013 Ford Escape S (2.5L, AT, illuminated entry; AL)

Computer
Designer shoes
Pool table
$500
MORE
$2800
LESS
$3500
MORE
MORE
WIN
LESS
WIN
LESS
LOSS
$815
$2130
$2600
(SUV: $22,470 [1])

This show has me so screwed-up anymore that I can't even trust my own instincts. I actually thought he had a chance of being right on the pool table despite the fact Golden West tables generally fall within the $2,500-$3,000 window, making $3,500 rather higher than the norm. And I know this, and I still went against it because Mike Richards.

[1] Source: Ford.com

(CC2: Ambulance chasers / Airborne)

Showcase Showdown #2:

Joshua
65
60
1.25

$4,945
Howard II
20
15
.35

$12,088
Heather
80
.80
WIN


Showcases: Heather (true) top winner, Estela runner-up.

1. "♪ If Nautical Nonsense Be Somethin' Ye Wish... ♫"
  • Ella Vickers recycled sailcloth travel bags (MA)
  • Caribbean Windjammer cruise (7d; MA)
  • West Wight Potter 19' sailboat w/trailer (AL)
Heather passes; Estela bids $30,000.
(My bid: $39,127)

2. It's Raining Prizes! (♪ Hallelujah ♫)
  • Trip to the Amazon Rain Forest in Brazil (4n, Juma Amazon Lodge; RW)
    • 5d Tucano adventure package
  • 2013 Nissan Juke S (FWD, 1.6L turbo, AT, carpeted floor mats; MA)
Heather bids $26,400.
(My bid: $36,959)


Moment of Truth
2. Estela
Cruise/Boat
1. Heather
Amazon/Car
Bid
$30,000
$26,400
ARP
$27,791
$30,964
Result
$2,209
$4,564

$1,962
Heather wins!
$43,186 (Chyron)
My result
$11,336
$5,995

Yeah, I totally overestimated on that cruise. Meh, I'm out of practice. >_<

LEADER BOARD: Episode #6214K
Heather
$43,186
Howard II

$12,088

Joshua

$4,945

Jennifer

$4,169

Estela
$1,962

Scott

$599
TOTAL WINNINGS
$66,949
35.17% of $184,688 + $2,000 bonus
Average: $11,158
Median: $21,893