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Friday, June 19, 2015

TPiRecap: 19 June 2015

Programming note: Next week is the last full week of Season 43, though Tuesday's episode will be a rerun. After that there are three summertime specials—the usual Fourth of July and Back-to-School Spectaculars, as well as a third special scheduled for 8 September that is, in what is almost certainly not a coincidence, the fortieth anniversary of the first-ever hourlong Price. In addition to all of those, there is one previously pre-empted episode that will air sometime in August as a make-good.

As far as my stats go, all four summertime episodes will be considered as Week 43-39, and as a result, full stats for the season will not be posted until after the 8 September episode.

Anyway, that's the update. As for today...

Episode #
7185K
Airdate
19 June 2015
VTR
27 April 2015
First Four
Amanda, Eric, Michelle, Austin
Lineup
L-R
Models
Amber Lancaster, Rachel Reynolds



1. Sony PlayStation4 game console w/5 games & accessories (AL)
Amanda
Eric
Michelle
Austin
1000
650
800
1

$780



That's Too Much!:
2015 Honda Civic LX (1.8L, CVT, rearview camera, all-season mats, cargo hook/net, trunk tray, auto dimming mirror, remote engine start, car cover, this sucker's loaded; RR)

Y'know, this game's been good enough this season for me to not make jokes about it now... but come 21 September all bets are off. ;^)


$14,185
$15,206
$16,464
$17,625
$18,980
$$$
$$$
$$$
$$$
$$$

Ohh... I don't think that's far enough. Not as loaded as that car is.

$17,625
$18,980
$21,090
NOPE

$14,185
$15,206
$16,464
$17,625
$18,980
$20,349
$21,640
$$$
$$$
$$$

A none-too-subtle reminder to stage players that get to play for a car, to listen to George's copy. You don't have to remember every option he reads off, but if you realize you're hearing a lot of 'em, you should prepare yourself to go "high" in your pricing if at all possible.

2. Pair of Tour Edge 14pc golf club sets w/Bushnell Scout 1000 DX range finder (BuyDig.com) (AL)
Amanda
Carolyn
Michelle
Austin
1202
700
1200
1201
$1277




Clock Game:
  1. Prince Advantage table tennis package (RR)
  2. Six pairs of eco-friendly unisex sunglasses (RR)

Bonus Prize: Trip to St. Croix, US Virgin Islands (7n, The Buccaneer, 1 spa treatment each, round of golf, 1d car rental; price impossible to determine; AL)

I hate it when RNG prizes never have their prices revealed. No, it's not relevant to gameplay, but it'd still be nice to know!

"Nobody expects the Clock Game!" cackles Drew, playing off Amanda's obvious discomfort. Actually, this whole bit could go on the season gag reel. ;^)

Table tennis: $869
800
:30
850
:29
870
:27
869
WIN
:26

...Wow! Not bad!

Sunglasses: $720
700
:26
750
:25
749...45
:22
735
:21
725...27
:18
715..13
:17
716...20
WIN!
:15

On what's likely to be its last playing of the season, Clocky goes out with well over half its time remaining!

3. Pair of Microsoft Surface 3 tablets (32GB ea) (JE)
Tori
Carolyn
Michelle
Austin
700
729
730
1


$898


Check-Out:
His & hers designer outfits & accessories (various labels) & dinners for 1 year (The Cheesecake Factory; 24 dinners; $14,371; RR)
  • Reynolds Cut-Rite wax paper (75ft²)
  • Sheba Cuts cat food
  • Kraft Jet-Puffed miniature flavored marshmallows (10 oz)
  • Mott's apple juice (8×6.75 fl oz boxes)
  • Aspercreme with Lidocain pain relieving creme (2.7 oz)
My bids:
Wax paper: $2.79
Cat food: $1.29
Marshmallows: $2.49
Juice: $3.99
Pain relief: $6.99
Total: $17.55

Product
Bid
ARP
Difference
Wax paper
3.79
$2.99
80¢
Cat food
2.50
79¢
$1.71
Marshmallows
1.99
$1.59
40¢
Juice
4.50
$3.99
51¢
Pain relief
6.00
$7.49
$1.49
TOTAL
18.78
16.85
1.93
WIN!

How I did:
Wax paper: ▼20¢
Cat food: ▲50¢
Marshmallows: ▲90¢
Juice: EXACTA
Pain relief: ▼50¢
Total: ▲70¢

Tooth-skinner!

(CC1: PetAction Plus)
Showcase Showdown #1

Eric
70
.70

$780
Amanda
95
.95
WIN
Michelle
50
60
1.10

$15,269


4. Apple 13" MacBook Air computer (4GB RAM, 128GB Flash, adjustable stand) (AL)
Tori
Carolyn
Darryl
Austin
2000
1200
899
1199


$1069


Most Expen$ive:
  1. GE dishwasher (AL)
  2. Inspire M3 multistation home gym (RR)
  3. Samsung 55" 3D LED HDTV w/2 pairs of glasses (GG)

Pretty sure the M3 is the way to go...

1
2
3
Dishwasher
Home gym
3D HDTV
$1200
$3495
$2100
WIN!

Thought so. ^^;

5. Pair of Genze 7-speed e-Bikes (AL, RR)
Tori
Carolyn
Christina
Austin
1
1399
1500
1398


$2998


Pathfinder:
2015 Mitsubishi Mirage DE (1.2L, 5MT, Bluetooth, FWD, cargo net, paint/fabric prot; AL)

...What does it say when I'm actually less thrilled to see this game, which I actually like, than I am That's Too Much!, which I don't especially care for?

1
0
0
0
0
7
6
0
7
5
9
5
8
2
6
3
4
1
3
8
2
9
6
0
4
0
8
5
7
9

(RR with the do-overs)
  • Libman Freedom spray mop
  • Cuisinart cordless electric kettle
  • Honeywell air purifier








8



4
1
3



6








$18K? Not for a Mitsubishi, not on this show anyway.

Mop
$22
$39
$22
WIN














4
1
3



6








...That's what I thought it was. 8^/

Air purifier
$55
$81


$81
WIN

Well, then, it has to be...












4
1
3











1
4
0
0
0

Of course, with three digits to go and only one do-over remaining, it's not exactly looking rosy...







5



3
4
1



9









...and now it really looks bad.

Electric kettle
$185
$225
$185
WIN









5



3
4
1












1
4
5
0
0

Keeping it alive, if only just.


6



9
5
8



4
1












FLATLINED
($14,582)

Y'know, many more playings like this and I'm really gonna have to reconsider my liking for Pathy...

Meanwhile, Austin is left to ponder how much he likes standing at the Lime Podium, since he's been there all day, but now the final boarding call for the Leftover Island Shuttle is sounding and he doesn't even have the advantage this time. Things do not look good for him...
6. Miyabi 10pc cutlery set w/block (AL)
Tori
Carolyn
Julia
Austin
600
1
950
200

SUICIDE
$1465


...and cutlery sets don't help matters at all.

We wrap up the week with Freeze Frame:
Summerset outdoor kitchen island (RR)



52
24

31
$8831
97
88
LOSS
19

43
60


'Twas either that or $9,719. 8^/

(CC2: Fungi-Nail / Tums)
Showcase Showdown #2

Julia
90
.90

$1,465

Christina
85
15
1.00
$1,000 Bonus
Darryl
35
55
.90

$7,864
Bonus Spin
5
$10,000 Bonus

That helps!

Showcases: Christina top winner, Amanda runner-up.

1. The Royal Treatment
  • Trip to London, England (6n; AL)
    • Daily breakfast
    • Guided tour of Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle
  • 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 (2L, 7AT dual-clutch, xenon headlamps, LED taillamps, alum trim, sport suspension, rear deck spoiler; RR)
Christina bids $45,000.
(My bid: $56,107)

2. Take a Bow!
  • Trip to Las Vegas, NV (6n, Palms Casino Resort; RR)
    • Daily breakfast
    • Nightclub access
    • 2 tickets to Jersey Boys
  • Samsung 5.1 Blu-ray home theater system (AL)
  • Flexsteel Fleet Street Power Motion living room group (AL)
  • Scarab 165 recreational jet boat w/trailer (RR)
Amanda bids $24,000.
(My bid: $29,653)


Moment of Truth
1. Amanda
Las Vegas/Boat
2. Christina
London/Car
Bid
$24,000
$45,000
ARP
$34,477
$43,243
Result
$10,477
$1,757

Amanda wins!
$47,871 (Chyron)
$14,286
My result
$4,824
$12,864

Grossly overestimated the cost of that particular model Mercedes. Lewis Hamilton is not best pleased (and for once, it's not because of Nico Rosberg).

On the plus side, now we can figure out the actual value of Amanda's trip... $10,528! That's a lot for a random Clock Game trip.

LEADER BOARD: Episode #7185K
Amanda
$47,871
Michelle

$15,269
Christina

$14,286
Darryl

$7,864
Julia


$1,465
Eric


$780
Offered
$164,281
Won
$87,535
Pct.
46.59%
Bonus
$11,000
Avg.
$14,589
Median
$11,075


And with a hearty "Happy Father's Day!" to all dads reading this, we'll be back on Monday to wrap up the regularly-scheduled portion of Season 43...

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