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Sodboy13

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Re: eBay Finds 2023
« Reply #90 on: August 11, 2023, 11:37:41 AM »
Charging $16 to ship a single coin really elevates this to a Ticketmaster level of gouging.
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nowhammies10

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Re: eBay Finds 2023
« Reply #91 on: August 11, 2023, 11:55:45 AM »
Stumbled across this in the "related" listings: a lighted DEAL OR NO DEAL sign box. Although it's listed as being from the set itself, it looks more like the marquee from the arcade game.

Steve Gavazzi

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Re: eBay Finds 2023
« Reply #92 on: August 11, 2023, 02:04:09 PM »
Today, I learned that they made 16 new boxes for 1/2 Off when they repainted its set.

KrisW73

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Re: eBay Finds 2023
« Reply #93 on: August 11, 2023, 02:26:57 PM »
Stumbled across this in the "related" listings: a lighted DEAL OR NO DEAL sign box. Although it's listed as being from the set itself, it looks more like the marquee from the arcade game.

Concur - I had to repair that game so many times when I worked at a bowling alley...

nowhammies10

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Re: eBay Finds 2023
« Reply #94 on: August 11, 2023, 08:57:02 PM »
Today, I learned that they made 16 new boxes for 1/2 Off when they repainted its set.

Today you may also have learned that the numbers on the front of the boxes aren't painted on; they have the texture of printer paper, as though they were printed out, cut to shape, and glued to the box fronts.

MSTieScott

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Re: eBay Finds 2023
« Reply #95 on: August 12, 2023, 04:44:07 AM »
The numbers are vinyl stickers made by the Television City Graphics department.

Before the new color scheme, the boxes received at least one other full makeover. In the early days of the game, the boxes were made of a thinner, lighter plastic-like material (I'm no engineer -- I don't know what it's called). Seemingly every time a contestant won and dropped the top half of the box on the floor, it would crack and need to be repaired or replaced. Eventually, the boxes were remade from a plastic that was slightly thicker, heavier, and sturdier. Although I still wouldn't recommend dropping them on a hard floor.

nowhammies10

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Re: eBay Finds 2023
« Reply #96 on: August 12, 2023, 08:10:54 AM »
The ones I have almost feel like wood, not plastic. Makes sense about the stickers, though!

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Re: eBay Finds 2023
« Reply #97 on: September 22, 2023, 01:41:51 PM »
Who wants to sit in some audience seats from Millionaire Play It in Orlando? Three seats, comes with at least one keypad, a lanyard and some pins. Weirdest thing I've seen from this show in a quite a while. idk if anyone would pay two grand for it...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/386137209462?mkevt=1&mkpid=0&emsid=e11021.m43.l3160&mkcid=7&ch=osgood&euid=4ff49c33096c4b6991172ada003c9046&bu=43196608583&ut=RU&osub=-1%7E1&crd=20230922071648&segname=11021
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Re: eBay Finds 2023
« Reply #98 on: September 22, 2023, 11:29:11 PM »
Who wants to sit in some audience seats from Millionaire Play It in Orlando? Three seats, comes with at least one keypad, a lanyard and some pins. Weirdest thing I've seen from this show in a quite a while. idk if anyone would pay two grand for it...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/386137209462?mkevt=1&mkpid=0&emsid=e11021.m43.l3160&mkcid=7&ch=osgood&euid=4ff49c33096c4b6991172ada003c9046&bu=43196608583&ut=RU&osub=-1%7E1&crd=20230922071648&segname=11021

Well, if there’s a market for old stadium seats, maybe there’s a market for this too.

Honestly, if it was the Hot Seat, I could definitely see someone ponying up the 2k. This? Maybe not so much.
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Re: eBay Finds 2023
« Reply #99 on: October 23, 2023, 04:00:34 PM »
I don't know if we ever established a standing thread for ridiculous eBay items, but that's what this is.  Since it's from Fort Wayne, Indiana, I accept the provenance that it was actually owned by Philo himself, but in the end, it's just a still photo of a frame of a video that is readily available for free in its entirety.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/266456717457
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