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Offline coulsonc

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« on: October 26, 2010, 03:18:57 PM »
It seems that the whole point of the $1 bid is being lost. I'm not sure what some of the contestants think they're doing. When the lowest bid is $450, and you bid $1...


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Re: $1
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2010, 03:30:08 PM »
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Re: $1
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2010, 03:47:46 PM »
None of the three topics linked have relevance to this one, never mind being similar.

Anyways, some people think clothes, etc. are cheap, because they should be.
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Re: $1
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2010, 04:02:47 PM »
Funny thing is, 2 of the 3 aforementionned threads are over 30 days old, and should coulsonc have posted in one of those, brtsimpson142 would've been the first to call foul...

Seriously, man! It's getting old! If the mods decide that this thread is useless, they'll take action. But last time I checked, you weren't one. So just let people be, especially considering that this discussion is somewhat relevant after yesterday's show!

I'll agree with you, coulsonc. That girl in the fourth spot, yesterday, twice did like many people have been doing lately. When you don't know what to bid, go for $1.

But to me, it's their loss... It's not more dumb then when someone bids $1 when bidding second...


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Re: $1
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2010, 04:06:30 PM »
http://www.golden-road.net/index.php/topic,15649.0.html

The only thing that thread has to do with this one is the fact that the phrase "$1" appears in it.

I agree with the original poster. It seems like bidding "one dollar" is more of a "I'm going to go on The Price is Right and bid a dollar!" mindset as opposed to "all of the other bids are over, so I'm going to bid a dollar!" mindset. However, it really doesn't bother me at all. If the contestant is more worried about getting in their dollar bid than getting up on stage, so be it. It's not like it's hurting anyone.
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Re: $1
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2010, 04:27:26 PM »
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The girl in the fourth spot, yesterday, twice did like many people have been doing lately. When you don't know what to bid, go for $1.

I think this is one of the misconceptions... that the $1 bid is a Hail Mary (which, of course, makes no sense). That and the "I'm going to bid $1 because it's funny" (which Drew plays into).

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Re: $1
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2010, 06:56:51 PM »
I think this is one of the misconceptions... that the $1 bid is a Hail Mary (which, of course, makes no sense). That and the "I'm going to bid $1 because it's funny" (which Drew plays into).

I'd be more inclined to agree that the $1 bid is a Hail Mary.  But I don't think any contestant has the presence of mind to play a $1 bid for a cheap laugh, especially from the host. 

Heck, it could be asked: what is potentially funny about a $1 bid other than Drew yelling "ONE DOLLAR!" at the top of his lungs?

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Re: $1
« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2010, 04:27:11 AM »
But I don't think any contestant has the presence of mind to play a $1 bid for a cheap laugh, especially from the host. 

It could be argued that many recent contestants exhibit no presence of mind at all.  :lol:

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« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2010, 05:09:58 AM »
The one-dollar joke has become so worn that someone had to bid $3 to make Drew react. ^^
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Re: $1
« Reply #10 on: October 27, 2010, 08:07:16 AM »
I'd be more inclined to agree that the $1 bid is a Hail Mary.  But I don't think any contestant has the presence of mind to play a $1 bid for a cheap laugh, especially from the host. 

Heck, it could be asked: what is potentially funny about a $1 bid other than Drew yelling "ONE DOLLAR!" at the top of his lungs?

Bidding $400 would guarantee not going over at this point, as the cheapest IUFBs are in the $400-$500 range, and have been since probably the early 90s.

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Re: $1
« Reply #11 on: October 27, 2010, 09:02:35 AM »
Bidding $400 would guarantee not going over at this point, as the cheapest IUFBs are in the $400-$500 range, and have been since probably the early 90s.

I think you're missing the point! Bidding $1 is good strategy, but only if you're bidding last and only if you think the other three went over. Those two concepts, and especially the last one, seem to be foreign to more and more contestants, nowadays!