Deal or No Deal
Posted Aug 26, 2009 @ 10:24 AM
It made me mad when one woman wanted to take a deal, but her husband in the audience kept saying NO DEAL!. She had the chance to win a good deal of money, but because she took her husband's advice, (you could tell she was afraid not to) she lost most of her money. This happens a lot. You could tell she was upset, though she tried to hide it. I don't think anyone should be allowed to advise a contestant on whether or not they should finish up or keep going. The show probably thinks that such an act makes the show more interesting and pushes them to keep betting until they lose. It not interesting for most people. I think the contestant should be on their own without any interference to make their decisions. Of course, if they were, they'd probably win a lot more money than they do listening to friends screaming not to take the Deal. Unfortunate. They usually lose that way.
Posted Sep 15, 2009 @ 5:06 PM
We only watch the show occasionally now. We got the message. NO DEAL.
Edited by river8101, Sep 15, 2009 @ 5:10 PM.
Posted Sep 23, 2009 @ 4:08 AM
I was rooting for the truck driver, too. I would have been very tempted to bail at $97k, and definitely would have taken the $129k. When your family and friends are yelling, "Deal!" along with the audience, and you say "No Deal," you're pretty much inviting disaster.
I strongly agree. I mean, IIRC, there have been some contestants who had much more than that in a possible deal. The audience and helpers are screaming "Deal!!," but the contestant flatly turns them down, and then a lot of times promptly hits the million, driving the offer way, way, way, way down (cue "WOF" Bankrupt sound, or for more effect, the "PYL" Whammy). Quite stupid, if you ask me.
Posted Sep 30, 2009 @ 11:56 AM
Posted Oct 21, 2009 @ 3:58 PM
Posted Oct 23, 2009 @ 2:11 PM
My husband couldn't stand it either. We watch something else now.
Also now it comes on at 5, 7 and again a couple hours later. They took off several shows I liked. I don't get it. A one hour show is more than enough. It takes up 3 hours in the evening. Took off some shows that I really liked. So, we just don't watch GSN after 5.
Edited by river8101, Nov 17, 2009 @ 8:04 AM.
Posted Nov 29, 2009 @ 3:49 PM
Edited by river8101, Dec 11, 2009 @ 11:00 PM.
Posted Dec 17, 2009 @ 2:42 AM
Posted Dec 27, 2009 @ 3:18 PM
What makes me mad, is how cleverly Howie entices and pushes the people to keep on playing till they lose most of their money. He's good at it, because he's clever, and he wants them to keep playing, though of course he should be warning them that their chances are grim. Anyone who has seen this show enough knows that the longer you play the less likely you are to win much money. I've only seen one person win over $200.000 and that was one time.
I saw a few people stay in the game and win big (there was even a show about them) but it was a few years ago. By big I mean mid to high 6 figures.
As far as Howie, he is so full of it. I saw an interview earlier this year where he was saying how awful he fees when they lose big money because they don’t take (for example) a $100,000 offer then they lose and go home with $200 or some other small amount. He said “These people, what are they thinking? They have mortgages, families, bills, they’ve lost their job, and they refuse a life-changing amount of money.”
I don't watch the newer daily game with family and friends holding briefcases.
Posted Apr 28, 2010 @ 12:12 AM
Posted Apr 28, 2010 @ 9:52 AM
Posted Apr 28, 2010 @ 12:40 PM
Posted Apr 28, 2010 @ 4:41 PM
I recently read that many of the audience members are paid extras.
Do the members of the audience pay to watch the show or are they selected and interviewed.
Posted Apr 29, 2010 @ 5:03 PM
Usually it's only the wives or mothers who urge this consideration.
Posted May 4, 2010 @ 8:43 AM
Interesting. I decided to read some of the older posts, and I was reading one from 2006, and the contestant had to choose between $750,000 and another box that had a million. She took the 750.000 Smart. If she had taken the million she'd have paid enough taxes to be lower than 750.000 Apparently the shows are repeated over and over and over.
I rarely tune in, but sometimes there's a baseball delay, so I turn to something else. At 7 PM there's not much else on, except news which I watch in the morning. In my town DEAL comes on 4 times a day. 1, 5, 7, and 11. Such a bore. And they took off some of the much better older word game shows, which disappointed me. I do watch 3 games on GSN, which come on in the late morning, & early afternoon. I used to watch many more, but they took them off and substituted DEAL. Too bad.
Edited by river8101, Jul 10, 2010 @ 6:07 AM.
Posted Oct 19, 2010 @ 1:15 PM
Today I saw they had a wheel at the end of the betting part. Howie urged a young contestant to keep betting because he could double or triple the amount on this big wheel, never mentioning once that he could also lose on the wheel. So he kept betting and lost half his money, then more than half etc. I had never seen this wheel thing before so I wasn't sure what it was about. So he kept betting, lost half his money, and then he had to spin the wheel. He lost another half on the wheel and left with much less than he had if he had stopped. I'm not sure, but I think you have to spin the wheel, and don't know if you have a choice. I don't think you do. So if you're a winner say of $75,000, and have to spin the wheel, you could easily end up with 37,333. Really sick. Either the people on this game show are interviewed and have to fill out some kind of form, so they can judge their personality, because most contestants that I've seen, lose the money they win, or somehow, the numbers are fixed. Don't know, but have a good guess. I don't watch very often. Maybe a couple times a year, but I used to watch a lot a couple years ago, and most contestants lost what they won because Howie and the "friends" URGED them to keep betting. (till they lost most of their money) An occasional winner keeps the going, but it's occasional. Bad stuff there. Sure don't give way millions.
Edited by river8101, Nov 18, 2010 @ 10:19 AM.
Posted Oct 20, 2010 @ 12:56 PM
Posted Nov 19, 2010 @ 8:05 PM
Does the "banker" actually do any calcs and call the shots, or does a computer do the work with the "banker" merely play-acting?
Posted Nov 29, 2010 @ 7:38 PM
Posted Dec 29, 2010 @ 2:51 PM
Edited by river8101, Dec 30, 2010 @ 9:37 AM.
Posted Jan 24, 2011 @ 11:40 AM
Posted Mar 17, 2011 @ 4:57 PM
Edited by river8101, Mar 17, 2011 @ 5:02 PM.
Posted Mar 17, 2011 @ 9:06 PM
He rarely if ever asks how they'd feel if they pass up $50k or $250K, and go home $10k or even $500 or less.
Posted Mar 18, 2011 @ 4:32 PM
A few lucky ones win, but it's few, and it's the only reason the show stays on the air.
Just to let you know...the 1/2 hour version was cancelled in 2010, and the hour version was cancelled in 2009...so you're watching reruns!
Posted Apr 6, 2011 @ 10:34 AM
Edited by river8101, Apr 6, 2011 @ 3:33 PM.
Posted Apr 8, 2011 @ 2:34 PM
Does this mean that the guy refused to see the offer, and rejected it sight unseen? I'd never seen this, and wouldn't have thought that a contestant could do this.
Thanks if anyone knows the answer. This is just idle curiosity.
Posted Apr 13, 2011 @ 1:12 PM
Tax info says: Depending on your other income and the amount of your winnings, your federal tax bracket can go as high as 39.6%. Your lottery winnings might also be subject to state income tax. So depending on where you live, your total tax bill could exceed 50%. You don't get any capital gains rate break for lottery winnings, nor is there any income averaging to help lower your tax bill.
if you win $1M you'd get to keep somewhere between $600K to $700K no more and maybe not even that, but hopefully more than half at least. In order to keep the entire $1M you'd have to win above that amount to bring the after-tax amount down to that, but if you stop at less, you will pay less taxes. Therefore it makes little sense to keep betting if you are lucky enough to win at least $500, 000, because the less money you win, the less taxes you'll pay.
Edited by river8101, Apr 13, 2011 @ 1:35 PM.
Posted Feb 1, 2012 @ 11:04 PM
Posted Feb 3, 2012 @ 12:49 PM
Posted Feb 7, 2012 @ 10:39 PM
I came in on the middle of show today, and when they showed the amounts of the previous offer, one of the lines said REFUSED.
Does this mean that the guy refused to see the offer, and rejected it sight unseen?