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Price is right gives away Directv system etc


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#1 OFFLINE   Maleman

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 12:52 PM

Very cool. The Price is Right was giving away a Directv system with the slim line 3LNB :) and one year of Premium service. Some NASCAR personality was the presenter ( sorry I don't watch car racing)

I have never seen a Directv system/dish shown on a TV game show.

Sorry this is probably minor but I thought it was very cool. :lol:

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#2 OFFLINE   Groundhog45

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 01:00 PM

Yes, a lot of us here would also think it is a pretty cool prize. :D

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 01:08 PM

So what was the retail price of the system?

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 01:23 PM

So what was the retail price of the system?

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About five times what it is worth or you can get it anyplace else, just like everything else on that show. :lol:

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 04:07 PM

Did they actually give it away or just lease it for free?

Around here we call that game show "CSR Roulette."

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 05:42 PM

Did they actually give it away or just lease it for free?

Around here we call that game show "CSR Roulette."


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Posted 10 November 2009 - 09:49 PM

Some NASCAR personality was the presenter ( sorry I don't watch car racing)


A guy with horse teeth? Carl Edwards by chance? :D

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 10:00 PM

Did they actually give it away or just lease it for free?

Around here we call that game show "CSR Roulette."


I think by law it needs to be full price and it if is one year then they can't make it a 2 year lock in.


Also if you have direct tv and you win what happens?

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 10:52 PM

A guy with horse teeth? Carl Edwards by chance? :D


WOW! It wasn't until I saw this and then checked the paint schemes for the 99 car that I realized that Dish dropped the sponsorship of Edward's car. Up until last year, Cousin Carl was hawking Dish.

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#10 OFFLINE   RunnerFL

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Posted 11 November 2009 - 08:40 AM

A guy with horse teeth? Carl Edwards by chance? :D


Most likely Clint Boyer or Casey Mears since DirecTV sponsors them.
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#11 OFFLINE   Fab55

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Posted 11 November 2009 - 09:55 AM

Back in the day (October 1996, to be exact), I was on TPIR. I won the showcase, which included a Sony dish & receiver, valued at $599. Had to do the self-installs back then!

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Posted 11 November 2009 - 10:08 AM

No it was Cousin Carl giving out the system, saw it on Jayski.

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Posted 11 November 2009 - 11:11 AM

Also if you have direct tv and you win what happens?


You'd probably decline the prize after the show -- "Price Is Right" contestants have the option of doing that for anything they win.
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#14 OFFLINE   rudeney

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Posted 11 November 2009 - 05:01 PM

You'd probably decline the prize after the show -- "Price Is Right" contestants have the option of doing that for anything they win.


Even if you weren't a D* subscriber, the taxes due on TPIR's over-inflated "retail values" would probably cost more than just calling D* and getting a "new customer deal".

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 02:54 PM

You'd probably decline the prize after the show -- "Price Is Right" contestants have the option of doing that for anything they win.


I won a system and a year of service on directv about 3 years ago. Directv applied it as a credit since I already had a system and service. Ended up getting a little over a year service. ( They gave away basic service and I had a higher package)

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 04:58 PM

Most likely Clint Boyer or Casey Mears since DirecTV sponsors them.


No on either-Clint Boyer has been sponsored by General Mills (Cheerios/Hamburger Helper/Count Chocula) and, ironically enough, Prilosec OTC antacid! Casey Mears is driving th 07 but it hasn't been in a DirecTV "wrapper" since Atlanta last March-though DirecTV still has a good sized decal on his car. I looked at pictures of all the cars running in 2009 and while a majority of them have DirecTV stickers on them, none of the others have Dish-and many of the former Dish-sponsored cars n ow sport DirecTV decals.

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