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The TALK Is Right / Re: Summer brainteaser: Pennies!
« Last post by MSTieScott on Today at 08:37:33 PM »
The piggy bank is paid by check, right?

Yes, but on the show, it's represented by an image that implies that it's a collection of loose change.

The perfect bid bonus is paid by check, but Drew wouldn't give the contestant a $500 bill.
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Out In Left Field / Re: 2015 MLB Season
« Last post by PatrickRox80 on Today at 08:09:08 PM »
Carlos Gomez a Met? Why?
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I'm more curious about why nobody on the staff alerted Bob to his mistake on November 27, 2002's show-the one where he disqualified a contestant because she did a puny bonus spin, but she still needed a score for the spinoff.
Though if you think about it, there's nothing stopping that contestant from reappearing now, since the ten-year waiting period has elapsed.
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I'm more curious about why nobody on the staff alerted Bob to his mistake on November 27, 2002's show-the one where he disqualified a contestant because she did a puny bonus spin, but she still needed a score for the spinoff.
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I must say that honestly isn't right.  She was definitely jipped out of $1000, but she was also jipped out of a possible additional $10K.  CBS should've had ponied up the cash.
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The TALK Is Right / Re: Summer brainteaser: Pennies!
« Last post by Season36Fan on Today at 04:56:41 PM »
Which I said at the very beginning. That's why this is a hypothetical brainteaser and not a prediction of what lies ahead for the show's future.

Although you could still make a case for having to change Any Number -- if pennies are being phased out of circulation, then what are they doing in the piggy bank?
The piggy bank is paid by check, right? 
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Thanks for sharing this info. I hope that they at least made an attempt to contact the contestant and offer her $11,000.

According to Roger:

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CBS decided to do nothing.

That was in response to the question posed by another Facebook user "Did you ever make it right and mail her a $1,000 check?"
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The TALK Is Right / Re: Summer brainteaser: Pennies!
« Last post by Coupon Boy on Today at 04:43:28 PM »
Which I said at the very beginning. That's why this is a hypothetical brainteaser and not a prediction of what lies ahead for the show's future.

Although you could still make a case for having to change Any Number -- if pennies are being phased out of circulation, then what are they doing in the piggy bank?

That shouldn't be a problem unless they use the piggy bank prop again for the first time since 1972. :P

Actually, that would be a great idea for U Decide week. Should the piggy bank prop be brought back?
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The TALK Is Right / Re: Summer brainteaser: Pennies!
« Last post by MSTieScott on Today at 04:10:36 PM »
This whole idea relies on the concept that all transactions are instantly rounded to nickels.  This isn't the case.   Only cash transactions have to be rounded.  Electronic and check transactions would still be conducted in pennies, just as they are in mils (like at the gas pump).    No games would need an adjustment.

Which I said at the very beginning. That's why this is a hypothetical brainteaser and not a prediction of what lies ahead for the show's future.

Although you could still make a case for having to change Any Number -- if pennies are being phased out of circulation, then what are they doing in the piggy bank?
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The TALK Is Right / Re: Summer brainteaser: Pennies!
« Last post by Season36Fan on Today at 01:48:27 PM »
This whole idea relies on the concept that all transactions are instantly rounded to nickels.  This isn't the case.   Only cash transactions have to be rounded.  Electronic and check transactions would still be conducted in pennies, just as they are in mils (like at the gas pump).    No games would need an adjustment. 

On another note, the whole concept of stopping the production of pennies because of the cost to make them is silly.  Money no longer has intrinsic value.  A single penny is worth far more to the economy than its intrinsic value, just like a dollar or hundred dollar bill. Its economic value is the number of times it's spent multiplied by its face value.   The best reason for discontinuing pennies is that very few transactions are cash transactions any longer,  and the loss or gain of no more than two cents in any cash transaction is basically irrelavent.  The government can save money by simply not producing that denomination of coin, and rely on rounding for cash transactions.  Rounding is basically a wash, as you'll gain two cents here and lose it there.


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