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MSTieScott

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Question about Temptation (the new Sale of the Century)
« on: May 02, 2019, 08:06:43 PM »
I'm watching a champion accumulate more and more Temptation Dollars in 2007's Temptation. As he gets closer and closer to the car and repeatedly opts to return for the next episode, Rossi keeps implying that he's risking everything. If I remember correctly, on the champion's final appearance, Rossi even said that if he lost, he would go away "empty-handed."

Was Rossi just misstating the stakes to make everything sound more dramatic? Or did returning champions who eventually lost the main game also lose all of their Instant Bargains and Instant Cash?

SuperMatch93

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Re: Question about Temptation (the new Sale of the Century)
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2019, 08:07:44 PM »
Most likely he was misstating. I've never heard anything that suggested that losing forfeited the main game prizes.
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Re: Question about Temptation (the new Sale of the Century)
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2019, 09:17:31 PM »
My guess is he meant empty-handed in that the Temptation Dollars are about as valuable as redemption tickets for an arcade that has gone out of business if a champion loses the next day. It is possible that he wasn't as eloquent as he could be but I never thought that all of the gift shop stuff was at risk, because who would ever play on unless it was Sydney or the bush?
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Re: Question about Temptation (the new Sale of the Century)
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2019, 10:11:45 PM »
Then again, did they ever mention what an outgoing champion had won if indeed he/she had indulged in buying items or won the Instant Cash?
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Re: Question about Temptation (the new Sale of the Century)
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2019, 12:17:54 AM »
Then again, did they ever mention what an outgoing champion had won if indeed he/she had indulged in buying items or won the Instant Cash?

They did in at least one episode. Relevant portion at 20:31.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-iAbqMCW-Q

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Re: Question about Temptation (the new Sale of the Century)
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2019, 02:19:20 PM »
Then again, did they ever mention what an outgoing champion had won if indeed he/she had indulged in buying items or won the Instant Cash?


Yes. Main game earnings are still untouched. Itís the $Temptation thatís at risk - even with their five day limit.
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Re: Question about Temptation (the new Sale of the Century)
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2019, 07:31:22 PM »
Yes. Main game earnings are still untouched. Itís the $Temptation thatís at risk - even with their five day limit.

If one won on the fifth day without enough dough for the car, he could still buy whichever prize he could afford, right?

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Re: Question about Temptation (the new Sale of the Century)
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2019, 07:33:48 PM »
Yes.
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