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MachoMatt84 February 12th, 2014 3:14am

Have you ever been a contestant on a game show? (Link to my own game show experience in the comments)

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UWHuskyFan2 Woodinville, WA
02/11/14 11:28 pm

My mom was on the Merv Griffin show

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MachoMatt84 Privileged to serve.
02/11/14 9:44 pm

The pots were the one thing I declined. They were a ~$2,000 pot set that I would have had to pay ~$350-$500 for. Had I known I would get a check instead of car, I would have gotten the pot set.

fracy A deeper shade of blue.
02/11/14 9:48 pm

The same thing happened with my great-aunt, I think. She had to turn down the video camera she won since she had to pay 75 extra for that.

I also got to rise the canoe that she won, but it was blue since they gave her to choose which color it was

chickencookie Jihad Joe
02/11/14 9:53 pm

Those were expensive pots. Why so my much tax. Hey all I ever won in life was a purple Eyeore when I was five.

MachoMatt84 Privileged to serve.
02/11/14 9:53 pm

I believe it. Little known fact about the prizes that many forget is the taxes. I also had a choice of color for the car before they offered the check to me. Would have been blue.

MachoMatt84 Privileged to serve.
02/11/14 9:56 pm

It's a combination of the state taxes and federal taxes that would have needed to be paid. Something like 10% for california and 10-15% for federal, depending on the tax bracket.

chickencookie Jihad Joe
02/11/14 9:57 pm

Remember when Oprah gave everyone "free cars". People were mad as hell at all the tax they had to pay

MachoMatt84 Privileged to serve.
02/11/14 10:00 pm

I do remember that! Kind of amusing, really. "Nothing's free", I guess...

MachoMatt84 Privileged to serve.
02/11/14 8:17 pm

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uz4x5tpzYow

In this clip, I'm the third person on contestant row. I'm wearing the gold shirt that says "The Army Loves Bob!"

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fracy A deeper shade of blue.
02/11/14 8:28 pm

Wow, it's cool that you won some stuff Matt! :-D

My grandfather's older sister Lee was on daytime Wheel of Fortune in the 70's.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_Qndkk0AKE

MachoMatt84 Privileged to serve.
02/11/14 8:44 pm

Yeah, I actually made it to the show case show down where (spoiler alert) I over bid by about $3.5K. Oh well, it was a blast anyways and I won the car along with that other stuff. It was quite an experience! Checked off bucket list at age 20!

chickencookie Jihad Joe
02/11/14 9:14 pm

Thats amazing Matt! You are a cutie too. Did they give you a certificate for the car?

MachoMatt84 Privileged to serve.
02/11/14 9:18 pm

Due to an issue working with the local dealerships up here, they gave me a check, minus state taxes, for the car in the amount of $13,802.24 . When you're 20, that's enough to make your jaw drop!

MachoMatt84 Privileged to serve.
02/11/14 9:19 pm

:-D thanks for the compliment! ;-)

chickencookie Jihad Joe
02/11/14 9:22 pm

So you didn't have to pay taxes being they took it off. And how were those pots

MachoMatt84 Privileged to serve.
02/11/14 9:50 pm

*See new comment above for pots answer