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Double Prices is the simplest pricing game of all and the last of the three played on the premiere show.

GameplayEdit

  • The contestant is faced with two prices, one of which is the right price. Choose the right price, win the prize. The price is higher on the top, The price is lower on the bottom.
  • For Episodes 3, 4, and 6 (#003N, #004N and #006N, respectively) of Dennis James' version, the game was played with two prizes. So in effect that version was called "Double Double Prices".
  • Traditionally Double Prices is considered a "time saver" game due to its fast gameplay and frequently appears on episodes with pricing games that take longer to play. (Plinko, 3 Strikes, etc.)

HistoryEdit

  • Double Prices was the very first pricing game to be lost on its first playing, but got its very first win the next day (#0012D, aired out of order on September 6, 1972).
  • Overall, Double Prices has been played more times than any other pricing game with Most Expensive as the second-highest ranked pricing game played.
  • On May 18, 1977 (#2383D), the game still didn't get its title but the podium had changed. For full proof, see above.
  • On March 21, 1983 (#4851D), the third blue podium was introduced, with the show's original logo in white letters with the yellow price down dollar sign.
  • In January 14, 1987 (#6333D), the fourth and current Double Prices podium premiered, but it was in black. Not only that, the game got its title and the show's logo got colored to match what was on the big doors.
  • On March 27, 1987 (#6435D), the fourth Double Prices podium has taken on its normal, blue appearance.
  • On June 7, 2001 (#1844K), the font style of the "Double Prices" logo changed.
  • The original logo returned on April 1, 2011 (#5505K) as a specially made prop for a joke. When Drew pressed the button, the logo fell down, revealing a bunch of groceries and smoke. The logo was brought back for good on April 28, 2011 (#5544K).
  • As of May 7, 2009 (#4744K), whenever a trip is displayed on the audience monitor, it is played in front of the contestant's row.
  • On October 22, 2013 (#6462K, aired out of order on October 8), a contestant named Vernon Johnson won a $20,000 bonus for being the first person on stage to win their pricing game during PCH week. It was played in the fourth slot.
  • Since the current Double Prices podium debuted in 1987, the Double Prices logo was absent four times-- October 4, 1995 (#9673D), January 10, 1996 (#9803D), November 1, 1996 (#0115K) and November 20, 1996 (#0143K).
  • During Bob Barker's final episode that aired on: June 15, 2007 (#4035K), Double Prices was played for a car that was worth $29,560, and was won.
  • ON March 31st, 2017 (aired out of order on March 23rd, 2017 - AKA the 2nd College Rivals), Lillian Garcia (South Carolina) won a $10,747 trip to London, England.
  • On September 20, 2017 (#8013K, aired out of order on September 22), Double Prices got a new gameboard, the same shape as the 1987-2017 gameboard and operated the same way.

TriviaEdit

  • The most number of times this game was played in any season was 83.
  • It was the last of 3 pricing games to premiere in the premiere episode on September 4, 1972 (#0011D). The other 2 were Any Number and Bonus Game.

Foreign versions of Double PricesEdit

  • The game is played the same way in other parts of the world, with the only notable difference being the game's name:
    • Mexico: "Con Melon o Con Sandia?" (With Canteloupe or With Watermelon?, players chose the price by saying the name of the melon attached to the price rather than the price itself.)
    • United Kingdom: "Double Price Tags" (at least during Bruce Forsyth's run)
    • Australia: "Two Price Tags" (at least during Larry Emdur's runs)

PicturesEdit

1st LookEdit

Premiere Playing (September 4, 1972, #0011D)Edit

First Double Prices Winner (September 5, 1972, #0012D, aired out of order on September 6)Edit

From September 8, 1972 (#0015D, aired out of order on September 5)Edit

2nd LookEdit

3rd LookEdit

4th LookEdit

Final Playing with Bob Barker (June 15, 2007, #4035K)Edit

From Halloween 2011 (#5691K)Edit

From May 7, 2009 (#4744K)Edit

From the 8,000th Show (April 2, 2014, #6683K, aired out of order on April 7)Edit

From Decades Week (September 21, 2015, #7211K)Edit

From April 27, 2017 (#7914K)Edit

5th LookEdit

Double Prices' New Set (September 20, 2017, #8013K, aired out of order on September 22)Edit

From October 2, 2017 (#8031K)Edit

From October 13, 2017 (#8045K)Edit

From the Best of 2017 Special (December 29, 2017, #8145K)Edit

Jessica's Backyard Set and Cash Equivalent Win (October 10, 2018, #8443K)Edit