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Re: Perfect Bid: The Contestant Who Knew Too Much
« Reply #15 on: November 26, 2017, 11:07:03 PM »
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Re: Perfect Bid: The Contestant Who Knew Too Much
« Reply #16 on: November 27, 2017, 12:59:46 AM »
Considering that now the show varies their prizes significantly more, imagine the amount of controversy that would rise if we had another exact bid in the Showcases

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« Reply #17 on: November 27, 2017, 09:07:19 AM »
Considering that now the show varies their prizes significantly more, imagine the amount of controversy that would rise if we had another exact bid in the Showcases

I only watch the show on very rare occasions, but from what I have seen, the powers that be seem to know how to set up the showcases to avoid ever having another perfect bid.

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« Reply #18 on: November 27, 2017, 09:16:29 AM »
Considering that now the show varies their prizes significantly more, imagine the amount of controversy that would rise if we had another exact bid in the Showcases
Except the fact there shouldn’t be any controversy at all, and shouldn’t have been the first time.  The nature of the show rewards those who know the prices of products.  If there’s going to be a controversy every time someone does that, then something has to change.
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« Reply #19 on: November 29, 2017, 08:31:28 PM »
I only watch the show on very rare occasions, but from what I have seen, the powers that be seem to know how to set up the showcases to avoid ever having another perfect bid.

It's an incredibly simple trick, too. With a quick glance, I only see one showcase in Season 45 that could've been DSW'd with a -000 bid (that is to say, ARP mod 1000 < 251). And it was over $48,000.

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« Reply #20 on: November 30, 2017, 08:43:34 AM »
It's an incredibly simple trick, too. With a quick glance, I only see one showcase in Season 45 that could've been DSW'd with a -000 bid (that is to say, ARP mod 1000 < 251). And it was over $48,000.

I was specifically referring to a perfect bid, not a DSW, but you bring up an interesting point. The probability of what you mentioned happening by chance has to be incredibly small, so it would seem that they are definitely going out of their way to avoid giving away double showcases.

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« Reply #21 on: November 30, 2017, 06:01:14 PM »
Ironically, it's the show's fault for putting out nearly the same prizes almost every week. Eventually someone was going to nail the showcase on the nose.
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« Reply #22 on: November 30, 2017, 08:56:01 PM »
I was specifically referring to a perfect bid, not a DSW, but you bring up an interesting point. The probability of what you mentioned happening by chance has to be incredibly small, so it would seem that they are definitely going out of their way to avoid giving away double showcases.
Season 39 had ten DSWs (two in three days one time). Something that has to be a modern day record, certainly one of the Drew/Mike era. It's believed that because of that season they began paying attention to the endings of showcases and putting on add-ons to avoid such a large amount of DSWs. I don't think it's really been "confirmed", but it's pretty much all but certain.

They don't completely avoid it. There are probably what could best be described as a "handful" of examples of showcases since Season 41 that have ended 000-250, but it something that a lot of current CSS players took note of during Season 40 and 41.
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« Reply #23 on: November 30, 2017, 09:21:23 PM »
Season 39 had ten DSWs (two in three days one time). Something that has to be a modern day record, certainly one of the Drew/Mike era. It's believed that because of that season they began paying attention to the endings of showcases and putting on add-ons to avoid such a large amount of DSWs. I don't think it's really been "confirmed", but it's pretty much all but certain.

They don't completely avoid it. There are probably what could best be described as a "handful" of examples of showcases since Season 41 that have ended 000-250, but it something that a lot of current CSS players took note of during Season 40 and 41.

I actually have noticed those occasional exacta-friendly showcases as well (especially ones with -000 and -500 endings)

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« Reply #24 on: November 30, 2017, 10:05:21 PM »
They don't completely avoid it.

No, but it's happened fewer than 10 times in the last five years, so they might as well.
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Re: Perfect Bid: The Contestant Who Knew Too Much
« Reply #25 on: December 12, 2017, 04:57:29 PM »
on bob barkers birthday, we have received final permission from fremantle & those involved with the show, so the documentary will live on and be released world-wide april 2018! we have our Hollywood premiere screening + Q&A (with a few special guests in the crowd) on the 18th at the Arhya Fine Arts theatre on Wilshire. Love to have you all come out! 

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« Reply #26 on: December 30, 2017, 03:30:25 PM »
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« Reply #27 on: January 09, 2018, 03:25:57 PM »
Season 39 had ten DSWs (two in three days one time). Something that has to be a modern day record, certainly one of the Drew/Mike era. It's believed that because of that season they began paying attention to the endings of showcases and putting on add-ons to avoid such a large amount of DSWs. I don't think it's really been "confirmed", but it's pretty much all but certain.

They don't completely avoid it. There are probably what could best be described as a "handful" of examples of showcases since Season 41 that have ended 000-250, but it something that a lot of current CSS players took note of during Season 40 and 41.

I think that the perfect bid begin to add more abstract things like"Groceries for a Year."  Things that would be so far out of left field that they would be near impossible to price with strong accuracy.  The Barker era would never do that.  The goal of that era was to reward contestants for smart shopping and pricing.  It seems that the goal of the Drew era is to create randomness in set-ups and game play to avoid consistent good gaming strategy. 

I don't watch the show that much anymore because the magic is no longer thee.  But if they have a new game or I hear a big event happened, I will watch.  Sadly, Drew does not even encourage regular viewing like Bob did. 

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« Reply #28 on: January 09, 2018, 05:45:39 PM »
I would fully support some type of physical or digital release of this once the tour is over. :)
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« Reply #29 on: January 09, 2018, 06:12:06 PM »
I think that the perfect bid begin to add more abstract things like"Groceries for a Year."  Things that would be so far out of left field that they would be near impossible to price with strong accuracy.  The Barker era would never do that.  The goal of that era was to reward contestants for smart shopping and pricing.  It seems that the goal of the Drew era is to create randomness in set-ups and game play to avoid consistent good gaming strategy. 

I don't watch the show that much anymore because the magic is no longer thee.  But if they have a new game or I hear a big event happened, I will watch.  Sadly, Drew does not even encourage regular viewing like Bob did. 

Joe

^This.

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