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    Price is Right

    I am home this morning because my truck has a 1/2" of ice on it and I really don't feel like cleaning it off. I caught the end of The Price is Right. I don't mind Drew Carey as the host but my question is, have the showcase's gotten much better or was today an outlier? The second showcase had a week trip to Vegas, fighter pilot school, and a new Porsche Boxster. The guy bid $58,500 and the actual retail price was $58,3something. I looked up the price of the Boxster and it says the base price is $58K. I think the guy got hosed.


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    Re: Price is Right

    I think they get those things at less than cost or something, which is what screws you up.


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    Re: Price is Right

    I'm sure the car was as base as you can get, and Porsche.com says it starts at $47,600, so that doesn't seem too far off.



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    Re: Price is Right

    The show get prizes for free or at a reduced cost. I'm sure the Porsche dealer/company offered The Price is Right an absolute base car. When the doors open on the show, it doesn't display the sticker with options, its just the excitement of 'a new car'. The announcer does go over options though, and its usually pretty basic. If he ever rambles for a long time on a nice car, you know its fully loaded. Otherwise they might say something like "comes with CD player".



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    Re: Price is Right

    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    I'm sure the car was as base as you can get, and Porsche.com says it starts at $47,600, so that doesn't seem too far off.
    Well that makes sense. I just did a quick search and found $58K. And like others said I am sure they get some sort of break on everything they give away in the showcase. Nevertheless that was an awesome showcase, it was too bad the guy was that close to winning a new Porsche.



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    Re: Price is Right

    I think the showed has really sucked since Drew Carey became the host. Tried watching it the other week when I was home and had to change the channel. He's not funny and not nearly the smooth talker like Barker was. They should have chose John O'Hurley as the host.


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    Re: Price is Right

    Quote Originally Posted by CYdTracked View Post
    I think the showed has really sucked since Drew Carey became the host. Tried watching it the other week when I was home and had to change the channel. He's not funny and not nearly the smooth talker like Barker was. They should have chose John O'Hurley as the host.
    Drew Carey is no Bob Barker, but I think he does a decent job. He is at least better than Rosie O'Donnell, whose name was also in the hat.



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    Quote Originally Posted by CYdTracked View Post
    I think the showed has really sucked since Drew Carey became the host. Tried watching it the other week when I was home and had to change the channel. He's not funny and not nearly the smooth talker like Barker was. They should have chose John O'Hurley as the host.
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    Re: Price is Right

    The price is wrong, *****



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    Re: Price is Right

    Yeah I feel sorry for him. The other guy didn't even know he won until drew told him.



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    Re: Price is Right

    Drew is horrible.

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    Re: Price is Right

    Damn, I thought this thread was going to be about me . . .



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    Re: Price is Right

    I actually prefer Drew as the host. He might not be as smooth as Bob but he has no problem making fun of the products or the inane combinations of products that the shows seem to come up with. He's generally more entertaining than a guy that we honestly thought was going to be killed by the next 250 lbs hefer that wanted a hug.



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    Re: Price is Right

    Quote Originally Posted by Covenant Clone View Post
    I am home this morning because my truck has a 1/2" of ice on it and I really don't feel like cleaning it off. I caught the end of The Price is Right. I don't mind Drew Carey as the host but my question is, have the showcase's gotten much better or was today an outlier? The second showcase had a week trip to Vegas, fighter pilot school, and a new Porsche Boxster. The guy bid $58,500 and the actual retail price was $58,3something. I looked up the price of the Boxster and it says the base price is $58K. I think the guy got hosed.
    Back to your original question. The few times I have seen TPIR in the last year, the showcases have been much much nicer than before. A $50,000 showcase does not surprise me.
    Oh and Drew Carey sucks, it seems he still doesn't know the games after a few years on the job, but as someone up above said, much much much better than Rosie O'Donnell.


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