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Dbacksfan12

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« on: January 24, 2006, 07:11:32 AM »
We've done threads on dream prizes, props, etc.  However, to my recollection, we have not done a list of prizes that you personally wouldn't want.

So, what prize would you be absolutely mortified to win?  Please limit your selections to around 4 (lest someone become Zach II and give a complete list of prizes, and what shows they were on).
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Steve_Bier

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« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2006, 07:22:00 AM »
I cringe whenever TPiR offers a motorhome, a boat, or a spa as a prize. Aside from the fact that I'd have no use for any of those prizes, I live in a townhouse.....where would I store them?

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« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2006, 07:51:11 AM »
One of those spa/jacuzzis that TPiR gives away. I also live in a townhouse.

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« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2006, 08:22:27 AM »
[quote name=\'Steve_Bier\' date=\'Jan 24 2006, 07:22 AM\']I cringe whenever TPiR offers a motorhome, a boat, or a spa as a prize. Aside from the fact that I'd have no use for any of those prizes, I live in a townhouse.....where would I store them?
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I have the same problem. Add to that a fireplace, gazebo & popcorn machine.

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« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2006, 08:59:20 AM »
I would have to say the infamous GEM car...essentially a glorified golf cart!  I always laughed when people would be shouting for the GEM car on Whammy! during its first season...:)  And I completely agree with the spa and gazebo people as well; I live in an apartment, so I would have absolutely no place to store it!

The other one (one they seem to like to give away in Most Expensive on TPIR) is that retro gas pump replica of some sort.  What in the world would you do with that?  Unless it actually does pump gas, I see no need for it...:)

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« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2006, 08:59:46 AM »
[quote name=\'Steve_Bier\' date=\'Jan 24 2006, 07:22 AM\']I cringe whenever TPiR offers a motorhome, a boat, or a spa as a prize. Aside from the fact that I'd have no use for any of those prizes, I live in a townhouse.....where would I store them?
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« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2006, 09:00:35 AM »
The Price is Right presents..."The Table of Gold"/"The Crystal Table"!

Horrible--what middle-American contestant has a use for $3,500 (1975 dollars) worth of gold/crystal dinnerware, flatware and stemware?

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« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2006, 09:31:14 AM »
[quote name=\'beatlefreak84\' date=\'Jan 24 2006, 08:59 AM\']

The other one (one they seem to like to give away in Most Expensive on TPIR) is that retro gas pump replica of some sort.  What in the world would you do with that?  Unless it actually does pump gas, I see no need for it...:)

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A similarly-styled gas pump replica was actually considered a Zonk on LMAD84 once.

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« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2006, 09:52:26 AM »
I got two...

1) If you go with the spa and jacuzzi as baddies, I say the swimming pools have gotta be up there as well. If you don't live in a house with a backyard, where might you put it- on the roof? (scary thought just now- a game of Most Expensive with all three being offered as prizes...jibblies.)

2) If I was playing any of the car games with the Aveo as a prize, I'd wanna throw it back. Now, I'm not knocking the people who like it or have it, but those things are ugly.
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« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2006, 10:32:52 AM »
From the final NBC edition of High Rollers:
A $10,000 fishbowl.

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« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2006, 11:27:09 AM »
The wall throw that was in WoF in '86......Who in their right mind would choose to buy THAT?!? ;)
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« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2006, 11:43:14 AM »
How about the ugly-ass impractical Game Carpeting offered on TPiR during the 70's?

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« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2006, 11:45:49 AM »
[quote name=\'TalkingHeadsFan\' date=\'Jan 24 2006, 11:43 AM\']How about the ugly-ass impractical Game Carpeting offered on TPiR during the 70's?
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Aww, man , I ALWAYS wanted that when I was a kid....that stuff was cool!

Now if I try to redo the living room with that stuff, my wife will leave me.
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« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2006, 11:50:42 AM »
Let us not forget the fabled WOF ceramic dalmatian.

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« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2006, 11:52:55 AM »
I read somewhere that the prize contestants refuse most often is trips.  Back when J! fell into the rut of having a vacation for second place and something easily sellable for third, my betting strategy for third place in a situation where 1st - 2nd > 3rd was to bet everything and take a dive.
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