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Survivor 11-28-12

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by brianric, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. Kablemodem

    Kablemodem Get the ketchup.

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    I don't recall an advantage at every auction - just the last few seasons.
     
  2. bryhamm

    bryhamm randomize

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    Sure feels like there is one at every auction. But it seems to vary from an advantage in the IC to a clue to a HII
     
  3. laria

    laria Librocubicularist

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    The advantage thing is kinda recent but has been there the past few seasons.
     
  4. heySkippy

    heySkippy oldweakandpathetic

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    I think at least some years the advantage was under cover so they didn't know that's what they were bidding on.
     
  5. sushikitten

    sushikitten 143 down, ??? to go! TCF Club

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    I'm glad they've seemed to stop the awful auction items..."you're bidding on whatever is under this cover...SURPRISE! It's a moldy chicken egg/glass of warm elephant poop water/etc."
     
  6. fmowry

    fmowry Active Member

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    I put on closed caption and his brother mentioned something about Malcolm not looking (or maybe looking) like a student for Cornell or something like that, indicating that he is not just a lowly bartender. He graduated from Dartmouth and I think his brother took a shot at Cornell. I don't think Malcolm wants everyone to know he's an Ivy League grad.
     
  7. Anubys

    Anubys KMT Soccer Playa

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    I feel the exact opposite!
     
  8. KyleLC

    KyleLC Unregistered User

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    +1!
     
  9. laria

    laria Librocubicularist

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    Woo, I like the brother better now. ;) Go Big Green!
     
  10. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    I saw one of the contestants mentioned somewhere online that there were several auction items edited out of the TV show, so they haven't necessarily stopped offeirng those items, but they've just decided that the public doesn't like seeing them so they don't show them.

    If they didn't have any of those, and a person didn't care about buying the advantage, and they can't share money or items, and there are fewer items than there are players, then it would be stupid to ever do anything but immediately bid $500 as soon as an item is offered.
     
  11. pmyers

    pmyers Active Member

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    I wonder what they would have done if 2 or more people had bid $500 on the advantage.
     
  12. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    First bid wins. Second person to bid $500 would have to outbid the first, and since they were only given $500 and they were told they couldn't pool their money, that basically ensured that a smart player could immediately bid $500 as soon as "advantage" was mentioned and be the automatic winner.
     
  13. pmyers

    pmyers Active Member

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    I'd like to see a better solution. What if 2 people had bid at the same time?


    I do like that they don't allow them to pool/give money or share the rewards.
     

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