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29th Oct '16 9:17:38 AM nombretomado
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* Played for laughs in various episodes of ''TheGoonShow''

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\n* Played for laughs in various episodes of ''TheGoonShow''''Radio/TheGoonShow''



* Also PlayedForLaughs on an episode of ''Radio/ImSorryIllReadThatAgain''; Tim Brooke-Taylor auctions off a telescope, with Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie bidding for it, and Oddie gets it for five pounds. Next item to be auctioned off is a five-pound note...

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* Also PlayedForLaughs on an episode of ''Radio/ImSorryIllReadThatAgain''; Tim Brooke-Taylor auctions off a telescope, with Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie bidding for it, and Oddie gets it for five pounds. Next item to be auctioned off is a five-pound note...
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17th Sep '16 5:31:53 PM themisterfree
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* ''Series/ThePriceIsRight'' is a whole game show built around this trope, with a twist: many games require the players to guess as close as possible to a prize's correct price without going over. The original show (1956-65) was piloted as "Auction-Aire" (having first appeared on local New York City TV as ''The Sky's The Limit'') as it took the form of a modified auction.

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* Quite a few game shows have had auctions in some form:
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''Series/ThePriceIsRight'' is a whole game show built around this trope, with a twist: many games require the players to guess as close as possible to a prize's correct price without going over. The original show (1956-65) was piloted as "Auction-Aire" (having first appeared on local New York City TV as ''The Sky's The Limit'') as it took the form of a modified auction.auction.
** ''Series/{{Debt}}'' had the "Gambling Debt" head-to-head round: a category with five unasked questions was shown, with a dollar amount. Players bid against each other to see how many questions they could answer. Bidding ended with a player bidding five, or being told "Prove It!" before then by the opponent. The winning bidder had to answer the number of questions he bid to get that dollar amount. If the bid wasn't fulfilled, the opponent won that dollar amount.
** The Peter Tomarken version of ''[[Wipeout1988 Wipeout]]'' had the Challenge Round, where players bid against each other to see how many of eight correct answers out of twelve shown they could get right before hitting a [[{{Whammy}} Wipeout]].
** The reverse auction was used in the Kennedy and Lange versions of ''NameThatTune'', where in "Bid A Note," you had to bid to see how few if any notes you needed to guess a mystery tune after being given a clue about it.
** ''Series/TheJokersWild'' used both normal and reverse auctions:
*** "Just One More" was a category where there was a question with multiple answers, and the contestants bid on how many answers they could get right in a row. If the winning bidder couldn't get all the answers to fulfill the bid, his opponent needed ''just one more'' right answer to win the question.
*** "How Low Will You Go?" was a reverse auction where a question was given, with a list of eight clues to the right answer. Players were given one clue to start, then bid on how few extra clues were needed to answer it. The winning bidder got to hear the clues if any were needed, but a wrong answer meant the opponent got to hear ''all'' of the clues before answering.
** Sister series ''Series/TicTacDough'' also had an "Auction" category during the Martindale/Caldwell years.
** ''Series/SaleOfTheCentury'' did a Dutch Auction when for an Instant Bargain there was a tie for first place.



* The game show "Debt" had the "Gambling Debt" head-to-head round: a category with five unasked questions was shown, with a dollar amount. Players bid against each other to see how many questions they could answer. Bidding ended with a player bidding five, or being told "Prove It!" before then by the opponent. The winning bidder had to answer the number of questions he bid to get that dollar amount. If the bid wasn't fulfilled, the opponent won that dollar amount.
* The Peter Tomarken version of [[Wipeout1988 "Wipeout"]] had the second round where players bid against each other to see how many of eight correct answers out of twelve shown they could get right before hitting a "wipeout" (wrong answer).
* The reverse auction was used in NameThatTune, where in "Bid A Note," you had to bid to see how few if any notes you needed to guess a mystery tune after being given a clue about it.



* ''Series/TheJokersWild'' used both normal and reverse auctions.
** "Just One More" was a category where there was a question with multiple answers, and the contestants bid on how many answers they could get right in a row. If the winning bidder couldn't get all the answers to fulfill the bid, his opponent needed ''just one more'' right answer to win the question.
** "How Low Will You Go?" was a reverse auction where a question was given, with a list of eight clues to the right answer. Players were given one clue to start, then bid on how few extra clues were needed to answer it. The winning bidder got to hear the clues if any were needed, but a wrong answer meant the opponent got to hear ''all'' of the clues before answering.
* ''Series/SaleOfTheCentury'' did a Dutch Auction when for an "Instant Bargain" there was a tie for first place.
25th Aug '16 4:37:38 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/AuctionKings'' is a show on the DiscoveryChannel based around an auction house. It's a FollowTheLeader of ''Series/PawnStars'' (as the two previous examples may also be).

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* ''Series/AuctionKings'' is a show on the DiscoveryChannel Creator/DiscoveryChannel based around an auction house. It's a FollowTheLeader of ''Series/PawnStars'' (as the two previous examples may also be).
2nd Aug '16 10:10:54 AM Willbyr
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* ''LostOdyssey's'' is way of averting LostForever.

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* ''LostOdyssey's'' ''VideoGame/LostOdyssey's'' is way of averting LostForever.
12th Jun '16 12:53:33 PM Ramidel
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* ''Anime/LastExile'': while Claus and Lavie are participating in an air race, Captain Alex Rowe attends an auction and causes a stir--he opens with a 10,000,000 Claudia bid for an artifact, where the reserve price was only 5,000,000.

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* ''Anime/LastExile'': while Claus and Lavie are participating in an air race, Captain Alex Rowe attends an auction and causes a stir--he opens with a 10,000,000 Claudia bid for an artifact, where the reserve price was only 5,000,000.
5,000,000. [[spoiler: The bidding goes up to 50 ''billion'', and only stops because Alex' opponent puts a gun to his head to keep him from running the price up further.]]
27th May '16 10:36:34 AM nielas
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* On ''Series/PersonOfInterest'' sports memorabilia auctions were used as part of a money laundering scheme. A relative of a DirtyCop would put up a worthless item up for auction and the crooked auctioneer would authenticate it as valuable memorabilia. An antique dealer would then bid on the auction and win the item. The antique dealer was funded by the mob and the setup was used to funnel pay off money to the DirtyCop who would then distributed it to his partners. A con man discovers the setup and tricks the antique dealer into bidding on a real item. The antique dealer later discards the item thinking that it is a worthless fake and the con man walks away with a rare autographed baseball worth a fortune.
3rd Apr '16 2:19:40 PM RisefromYourGrave
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* ''ForzaMotorsport'' has the Auction House, where players can put their cars up for sale on auctions. The Auction House is a great place to get neat painted cars or specially tuned, limited-edition cars made by well-known tuners. Players putting a car up for auction set how much the initial price is, the "Buyout" price (like the "Buy Now" option on eBay), and the time of the auction. Players bidding will bid in pre-set increments, and in the final 2 minutes of an auction, every bid will reset the clock to 2 minutes remaining, preventing bid sniping.

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* ''ForzaMotorsport'' ''[[VideoGame/{{Forza}} Forza Motorsport]]'' has the Auction House, where players can put their cars up for sale on auctions. The Auction House is a great place to get neat painted cars or specially tuned, limited-edition cars made by well-known tuners. Players putting a car up for auction set how much the initial price is, the "Buyout" price (like the "Buy Now" option on eBay), and the time of the auction. Players bidding will bid in pre-set increments, and in the final 2 minutes of an auction, every bid will reset the clock to 2 minutes remaining, preventing bid sniping.
29th Dec '15 5:30:24 PM bitemytail
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* ''Auction Kings'' is a show on the DiscoveryChannel based around an auction house. It's a FollowTheLeader of ''Series/PawnStars'' (as the two previous examples may also be).

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* ''Auction Kings'' ''Series/AuctionKings'' is a show on the DiscoveryChannel based around an auction house. It's a FollowTheLeader of ''Series/PawnStars'' (as the two previous examples may also be).
8th Dec '15 6:16:36 PM ANTMuddle
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It can be used for your basic comedies, dramas, thrillers and all situations with a need for tension, ladies and gentlemen. You can get your {{MacGuffin}}s being fought over with good guys and bad guys trying to out bid each other. For a limited time only, get this with the random civilian who starts bidding unaware of what they've got before them thus [[SpannerInTheWorks messing up everyone's plans]]. Perhaps you just need a straight forward plot device to get you item from A to B? Well this is what you need. It makes a great laundering system for spy secrets and mafia money. You might think this bidding system is just for getting the item, it can be used as a sting wherein the heroes drive up the bargain to find out who the villain (who desperately needs it) really is.

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It can be used for your basic comedies, dramas, thrillers and all situations with a need for tension, tension (and a MotorMouth), ladies and gentlemen. You can get your {{MacGuffin}}s being fought over with good guys and bad guys trying to out bid each other. For a limited time only, get this with the random civilian who starts bidding unaware of what they've got before them thus [[SpannerInTheWorks messing up everyone's plans]]. Perhaps you just need a straight forward plot device to get you item from A to B? Well this is what you need. It makes a great laundering system for spy secrets and mafia money. You might think this bidding system is just for getting the item, it can be used as a sting wherein the heroes drive up the bargain to find out who the villain (who desperately needs it) really is.
28th Nov '15 8:19:41 PM nombretomado
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* In ''TheSecretsOfTheImmortalNicholasFlamel'', book 2, ''The Magician'' actually starts at an exclusive art auction, introducing the new villain, WickedCultured [[BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy Machiavelli]]. The items he's bidding on are actually fairly insignificant to the plot, making the scene useful mostly to establish his character. He receives a phone call from John Dee (another EvilSorcerer who was introduced in the first book) while in the middle of bidding and things get more interesting from there.

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* In ''TheSecretsOfTheImmortalNicholasFlamel'', ''Literature/TheSecretsOfTheImmortalNicholasFlamel'', book 2, ''The Magician'' actually starts at an exclusive art auction, introducing the new villain, WickedCultured [[BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy Machiavelli]]. The items he's bidding on are actually fairly insignificant to the plot, making the scene useful mostly to establish his character. He receives a phone call from John Dee (another EvilSorcerer who was introduced in the first book) while in the middle of bidding and things get more interesting from there.
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