Author Topic: UNPOPULAR OPINION - Bidding $1 more and/or bidding $420 is not a problem  (Read 1955 times)

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Offline whowouldeverhurtawhammy

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Seriously, I have been reading these complaints amongst the fandom for some time, and to be honest, if I felt that I could win by outbidding my opponent with the highest bid by $1, I would do that. If I felt that everyone had overbid and I was the last to bid, I would bid $420.

I honestly don't get why people take issue with people making these two bids in contestants' row when they might just be what gets you up on stage...
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Offline GRWHAMMY the 2nd

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i think the problem people have against 420 bids is when they do it every time (or add a digit in front of it, ie 1420) instead of actually bidding to try to win

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Bidding $420 because you believe that is what will get you the win is one thing. Bidding $420 because you think it's funny (like $69) is another. One is a person trying to get up on stage, the other is a clown looking for their 15 minutes.

My grandmother, who has been watching Price is Right for 50+ years has always said she thinks they should have a rule of bidding a certain amount within others and I've always said that makes things unfair. If contestant A bid $999 and I know (or genuinely believe) the price is $1000, it's not fair that I would now have to bid something like $1025 and risk going over. It's tough because I also get annoyed when someone one-ups the last person to get called down, a crowd favorite who had been stuck in contestant's row all show, or even someone who is a clear fan vs someone clueless who probably hadn't seen a full episode of Price is Right since it started. In the end, it's still a game and has always been this way .
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My grandmother, who has been watching Price is Right for 50+ years has always said she thinks they should have a rule of bidding a certain amount within others ...

I wonder if this is also from her probably being old enough to be able to see the Cullen series in its heyday (vs GSN/Buzzr/YT) and knowing how a lot of times, that version DID implement such a rule of having to increase the bid to be a certain amount above the previous high bid

Offline LiteBulb88

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No one bid prize is ever under $500 these days. Therefore, a bid of $420 is always strategically wrong; one should bid $500 instead.

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I admit I donít feel bad when a Contestant crashes and burns on stage after $1ering someone else.

Itís usually a case of refusing to think for themselves.  Because often the APR of the prize in question is over $200 more than the $01 bid.

I especially love seeing the $1er fail on stage when they act like they are so great and smart when in reality they just copied off someoneís paper so to speak.

Offline Nick

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If I felt that everyone had overbid and I was the last to bid, I would bid $420.

And why specifically that amount?  Because you're a pothead?  Whether you are or not is irrelevant, I suppose, but it is the impression you would give making such a bid.

It's a matter of maturity, and those who've deliberately bid $420 in this day and age are intentionally being immature.
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Offline ooboh

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It's a matter of maturity, and those who've deliberately bid $420 in this day and age are intentionally being immature.
 

Right on. The contestantís job is to bid as close as possible to the ARP of the prize being offered, not make joke bids to get a cheap laugh. Especially when you only have a maximum of six chances to bid before being effectively being banned from the show for ten years. Save that unfunny crap for Family Feud or whatever.

And Iím not willing to consider differing views on this topic either.

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Right on. The contestantís job is to bid as close as possible to the ARP of the prize being offered, not make joke bids to get a cheap laugh. Especially when you only have a maximum of six chances to bid before being effectively being banned from the show for ten years. Save that unfunny crap for Family Feud or whatever.

And Iím not willing to consider differing views on this topic either.
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Offline BillyGr

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No one bid prize is ever under $500 these days. Therefore, a bid of $420 is always strategically wrong; one should bid $500 instead.

Unless the person bidding is the 4th to bid, and they believe the other three bids have gone over. 

Then, it doesn't really matter since the chance of bidding exactly $500 and that being exactly right, thus getting the cash bonus is very tiny, and bidding higher than $500 allows there to be a 4-way overbid, so at that point anything $500 or lower is 99.9999% the same result.

Offline LiteBulb88

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Unless the person bidding is the 4th to bid, and they believe the other three bids have gone over. 

Then, it doesn't really matter since the chance of bidding exactly $500 and that being exactly right, thus getting the cash bonus is very tiny, and bidding higher than $500 allows there to be a 4-way overbid, so at that point anything $500 or lower is 99.9999% the same result.

It may be 99.9999% the same thing, but 99.9999% is not 100%. However unlikely it is, bidding $500 gives you a non-zero shot at getting the $500 bonus, while bidding less than $500 gives you an exactly 0% chance of getting that bonus. Even if the advantage is tiny, why would you not take it?

Offline BillyGr

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It may be 99.9999% the same thing, but 99.9999% is not 100%. However unlikely it is, bidding $500 gives you a non-zero shot at getting the $500 bonus, while bidding less than $500 gives you an exactly 0% chance of getting that bonus. Even if the advantage is tiny, why would you not take it?

Have they actually had items at exactly $500 anyway in the recent past?  If so, it must be very rare, certainly not something that happens often enough to be remembered :)

Even then, the point is to get the item and get on stage to play for more stuff - the money is certainly a nice "extra" but not the focus of the vast majority of players (or watchers).

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🤣🤣🤣Ooooh, thatíll teach Ďem.

The Price is Right is not exactly Mensa. Thereís absolutely nothing wrong with that but letís not pretend itís something stately and regal.

That these things get people bent out of shape is rather remarkable.

Somehow, I expected this sort of ďwell-thought-outĒ comment.



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Offline whowouldeverhurtawhammy

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$80085, Drew!

That, obviously, would be considered a dumb bid...even worse than bidding $420...
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