Monthly Archives: January 2016

Messages from David Gibbs’ answering machine

Let’s have a listen, shall we? “Lynnda here, I’m out of Aqua Net, can I borrow some?” “Hey Dave, I heard this funny joke today, it involves a 12 inch pianist and a man who walks into a bar…..”   … Continue reading

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Mystery Money or Pick Again

It could be as much as $1000 or maybe 99 cents….. Are you going to take the money or not?

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And now, here’s the next question for $5

“Complete this nursery rhyme,┬áJack and Jill went up the hill……” BUZZZZZZ!!!!! “To fetch a roll of cheese?” “I’m sorry that’s incorrect, it’s ‘to fetch a pail of water.” “And speaking of cheese my friends……”

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That agonizing moment when you realize

When that Instant Bargain you bought, a microwave oven for just $7 earlier in the game….. ……and you wind up losing in the Speedround, by a margin of just $5

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This Day in $ale History, January 21, 1986

Thirty years ago, returning champion Curtis Warren claimed the $50,000 cash bonus on the syndicated version of $ale. And we have someone here who witnessed that moment in television history. Sure you did…..

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I know a neighbor who has a stash of private home videos, but he has nothing to play them in…..

No problem, today’s Instant Bargain brings us the 1980s version of the future…. It’s a VCR! How much does that sucker cost? Wait a minute, you don’t expect me to pay this much?! Now that’s more like it!

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Buy this Instant Bargain or the kid gets it

Here on Sale, we resort to extreme measures to get contestants to purchase our stuff. Today, it’s a trip to Carlsbad, California for Mommy, Daddy and Baby….. ……where they can stay at the Pelican Cove Inn. All for less than … Continue reading

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Hooray, now I don’t have to use that beat up Coleman cooler held together by duck tape anymore.

Are you a jet-setting traveler who likes to explore new worlds in style? Now you can pack your underwear, peanut butter and other necessities with this from Amelia Earhart Luggage. Happy Trails!

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Everything has a price, even on $ale

Ladies and gentleman, our own Summer Bartholomew has an announcement. “I just won the $1.5 billion in Powerball, so I now own this show.” “Does that mean the prices of the Instant Bargains will go up?”

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Stop asking questions and just strip down to your shorts and smile.

Say cheese! Yeah, I know…..you feel like nothing more than a slab of meat.

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