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This is an episode guide covering 1984 of the NBC run of Sale of the Century.

JanuaryEdit

No episode aired on January 2, 1984 due to coverage of the Tournament of Roses Parade, since January 1 fell on a Sunday that year.

Ep. # NBC Airdate Player 1 Player 2 Player 3
(Champ)
Notes
1/3/1984
1/4/1984
1/5/1984
1/6/1984
1/9/1984
1/10/1984
1/11/1984 Kathy
1/12/1984 Kathy
1/13/1984 Kathy
1/16/1984 Kathy
1/17/1984 Kathy
1/18/1984 Bob Roger Kathy Kathy Riley wins the Cash Jackpot ($78,000) and leaves.
1/19/1984
1/20/1984
1/23/1984
1/24/1984
1/25/1984
1/26/1984
1/27/1984
1/30/1984
1/31/1984

FebruaryEdit

Ep. # NBC Airdate Player 1 Player 2 Player 3
(Champ)
Notes
2/1/1984
2/2/1984
2/3/1984
2/6/1984
2/7/1984
2/8/1984
2/9/1984
2/10/1984
2/13/1984
2/14/1984
2/15/1984
2/16/1984
2/17/1984
2/20/1984
2/21/1984
2/22/1984
2/23/1984
2/24/1984
2/27/1984
2/28/1984
2/29/1984 Harry Vicki Ed
  • First of two Leap Day episodes in the series.
  • Ed currently has $149 in his bank.
  • Cash Jackpot is at $79,000.

MarchEdit

Ep. # NBC Airdate Player 1 Player 2 Player 3
(Champ)
Notes
3/1/1984 Ed Ed currently has $240 in his bank.
3/2/1984
3/5/1984
3/6/1984
3/7/1984
3/8/1984
3/9/1984
3/12/1984
3/13/1984
3/14/1984
3/15/1984
3/16/1984
3/19/1984
3/20/1984
3/21/1984
3/22/1984
3/23/1984
3/26/1984
3/27/1984
3/28/1984 Nanci Bob Dawn Dawn McKellar went for the Cash Jackpot ($99,000), but lost the game by $2.
3/29/1984 Bob Bob currently has $57 in his bank.

AprilEdit

Ep. # NBC Airdate Player 1 Player 2 Player 3
(Champ)
Notes
4/2/1984
4/3/1984
4/4/1984 David
4/5/1984 David
4/6/1984 David
4/9/1984 David
4/10/1984 David
4/11/1984 Keith Jane David
  • David Rogers wins the largest Cash Jackpot of the series - $109,000. Naturally, he takes it and leaves.
  • The total combined value of the lot at this point is $187,101, the largest in Sale history. Had David played on and won on the next show with at least $80, assuming a $110,000 cash jackpot, he would have won more than $202,000 in cash and prizes.
  • The Shopping segment featured a circus theme, with an actual clown troupe helping the models with the prizes. Those prizes included an electric organ ($4,500), a BMW R65 motorcycle and sidecar ($6,099), a 17-day tour of Eastern Europe (stops in Germany, Austria, Hungary and the Czech Republic, $8,450), a 33-karat sapphire and diamond ring ($14,000), a 17-ft. Fleetwood travel trailer ($15,257) and a Cadillac Seville with cabriolet roof ($29,795).
  • David correctly answers the third Fame Game question (about Howard Hughes) and finds a $15 Money Card, doing so after uncovering the rarely seen "$200 or Pick Again." What had been a fairly tight game beforehand (Keith had $30, Jane $40 and David $59) now becomes a runaway as Rogers blitzes his way through the speed round and wins with $114.
  • Per a partial episode uploaded to YouTube, David had purchased an unknown Instant Bargain, with a $1,000 cash offer attached, earlier in the show. Jane wins a washer and dryer worth $991 in the Fame Game to go along with $45 cash, while Keith wins $400 from the Fame Game to end with $440.
4/12/1984
4/13/1984
4/16/1984
4/17/1984
4/18/1984
4/19/1984
4/20/1984
4/23/1984
4/24/1984
4/25/1984
4/26/1984
4/27/1984
4/30/1984

MayEdit

Ep. # NBC Airdate Player 1 Player 2 Player 3
(Champ)
Notes
5/1/1984
5/2/1984
5/3/1984 John Barbra Bill
  • The cash jackpot is $65,000.
  • Bill has $247 in his bank at this point. He was playing for the Level 2 prize, a trip to New York and tickets to a number of Broadway shows, but he now has enough for the third-level prize, audio and video equipment worth $8,530.
  • Shopping has a newspaper theme tied to it, with 22 oz. of gold ($9,480, as part of the "Finance" section) and a pair of Pontiac Fieros ($25,540, for "Automobiles") among the prizes up the line.
  • Bill buys the second Instant Bargain, a stereo worth $750 plus a $200 cash offer; as well as a lamp package ($425) and his-and-hers watches ($500) from the Fame Game, the latter after he found a "$400 or Pick Again" card; he also finds the $10 Money Card in the first Fame Game. However, Bill loses out on Sale Surprises on both the first (air conditioner, $494, with $500 cash) and third (home gym, $1,170, $1,000 cash) Instant Bargains; Barbra also was in on the first Instant Bargain and declined to buy.
  • John and Barbra leave with $50 and $40, respectively.
5/4/1984 Bill
5/7/1984 Bill The week has a "Back to the '40s" theme. Among the prizes is a fully-restored, mint-condition 1948 Ford convertible (one of at least two weeks where a classic car is offered) worth about $25,000.
5/8/1984 Bill
5/9/1984 Bill
5/10/1984 Paul Susan Bill Bill Baxter wins the Cash Jackpot ($70,000) and leaves, retiring with $85,256.
5/11/1984
5/14/1984
5/15/1984
5/16/1984
5/17/1984
5/18/1984 Gary Andy Ian
5/21/1984 Jack Cathy Ian
5/22/1984
5/23/1984
5/24/1984
5/25/1984
5/28/1984
5/29/1984
5/30/1984
5/31/1984

JuneEdit

Ep. # NBC Airdate Player 1 Player 2 Player 3
(Champ)
Notes
6/1/1984
6/4/1984
6/5/1984
6/6/1984
6/7/1984
6/8/1984
6/11/1984
6/12/1984
6/13/1984
6/14/1984
6/15/1984
6/18/1984
6/19/1984
6/20/1984
6/21/1984
6/22/1984
6/25/1984
6/26/1984
6/27/1984 Kyle Dick Stephanie
6/28/1984
6/29/1984

JulyEdit

Ep. # NBC Airdate Player 1 Player 2 Player 3
(Champ)
Notes
7/2/1984
7/3/1984
7/4/1984
7/5/1984
7/6/1984
7/9/1984
7/10/1984
7/11/1984
7/12/1984
7/13/1984
7/16/1984
7/17/1984
7/18/1984
7/19/1984
7/20/1984
7/23/1984
7/24/1984
7/25/1984
7/26/1984
7/27/1984
7/30/1984
7/31/1984

AugustEdit

Ep. # NBC Airdate Player 1 Player 2 Player 3
(Champ)
Notes
8/1/1984
8/2/1984
8/3/1984
8/6/1984
8/7/1984
8/8/1984
8/9/1984
8/10/1984
8/13/1984
8/14/1984
8/15/1984
8/16/1984
8/17/1984
8/20/1984
8/21/1984
8/22/1984
8/23/1984
8/24/1984
8/27/1984
8/28/1984
8/29/1984
8/30/1984
8/31/1984

SeptemberEdit

Ep. # NBC Airdate Player 1 Player 2 Player 3
(Champ)
Notes
9/3/1984
9/4/1984
9/5/1984
9/6/1984
9/7/1984
9/10/1984
9/11/1984
9/12/1984
9/13/1984
9/14/1984
9/17/1984
9/18/1984
9/19/1984
9/20/1984
9/21/1984
9/24/1984
9/25/1984
9/26/1984
9/27/1984
9/28/1984

OctoberEdit

Ep. # NBC Airdate Player 1 Player 2 Player 3
(Champ)
Notes
10/1/1984
10/2/1984
10/3/1984
10/4/1984
10/5/1984
10/8/1984
10/9/1984
10/10/1984
10/11/1984
10/12/1984
10/15/1984
10/16/1984
10/17/1984
10/18/1984
10/19/1984
10/22/1984
10/23/1984
10/24/1984
10/25/1984
10/26/1984
10/29/1984
10/30/1984
10/31/1984

NovemberEdit

Ep. # NBC Airdate Player 1 Player 2 Player 3
(Champ)
Notes
11/1/1984
11/2/1984
11/5/1984
11/6/1984
11/7/1984
11/8/1984
11/9/1984 Jeff Hewitt's first appearance.
11/12/1984 Jeff A "Dollar Bill Contest" is run for the next two weeks.
11/13/1984 Jeff Jeff, a three-day champion, has winnings of $12,295.
11/14/1984 Dave Lisa Jeff
  • Jeff wins a gold bracelet from Jewels by Edwar worth $3,125 in the Winners Board, bumping his winnings to $17,005. He also collects Jeff also buys $585 in dinnerware (from Noritake) "for his mother" in the first Instant Bargain segment and picks up $1,000 cash from the third Fame Game segment.
  • Jeff leads the game almost completely throughout and wins going away with $90, doubling up Lisa.
  • Starting no later than this episode, but possibly as early as Nov. 12, the Fame Game has a "$5+" Money card, which allows the contestant who finds it a second pick of the Fame Game board. This allows the contestant to possibly add up to $30 to his score at once, or short of that -- with the "$400 or Pick Again" card also in play -- up to three picks of the board in a single playing. This was a short-lived space and will soon be replaced by a standard $5 Money Card.
  • In the second Instant Bargain segment, there is an error on the cue card where Lee Menning announces the Sale price (of a $789 VCR) at $12, instead of the intended $9 price. Jim, who had already lowered the price to $10, is alerted from offstage as to the mistake; the correct bargain price had been displayed on the screen. Despite the mistake, Jeff -- who has a $10 lead at this point -- declines to buy the Instant Bargain.
  • In the first Instant Bargain segment, Jim misidentifies the prize as flatware after Jeff makes the purchase. Jeff later turns down the third Instant Bargain, a $1,200 private fishing trip for six* Lisa wins a selection of small kitchen appliances (worth $285) and $500 cash from the first two Fame Games to end with $830 in winnings. Dave leaves with just the $25 cash in front of him, shut out after misidentifying the second Fame Game question about General Custer (he had incorrectly guessed Ulysses Grant) and otherwise having little success.
11/15/1984 Tom Jas Jeff Jeff's total after this episode is $22,055.
11/16/1984 Gregg Marlene Jeff
  • Jeff wins a car -- a Nissan 300ZX worth $26,194 -- from the Winner's Board, bringing his total winnings to $48,749. He also wins $500 from the first Fame Game segment, but turns down a $469 towel rack and a $700 gas range in the first two Instant Bargains.
  • Gregg finds a "$5+" card during the second Fame Game, finding a prize -- a $350 rocking horse -- with his second pick. Gregg takes the lead in the aftermath and ends up buying a $1,400 trip to the Bahamas in the third Fame Game segment. However, Gregg falls behind Jeff at that point and, after Jeff ends up finding a $15 Money Card in the final Fame Game segment, the champion wins going away with $80. Gregg ends the day with $1,799 in cash and prizes.
  • Marlene ends the day with $30 and is a non-factor.
11/19/1984 Jeff
11/20/1984 Jeff
11/21/1984 Jeff
11/23/1984 Tim Perrin Jeff Jeff clears the Winner's Board and leaves, retiring with $72,794.
11/26/1984
11/27/1984
11/28/1984
11/29/1984
11/30/1984

DecemberEdit

Ep. # NBC Airdate Player 1 Player 2 Player 3
(Champ)
Notes
12/3/1984
12/4/1984
12/5/1984 Margerite
12/6/1984 Margerite
12/7/1984 Margerite
12/10/1984 Margerite
12/11/1984 Margerite
12/12/1984 Margerite
12/13/1984 Margerite
12/14/1984 Lisa Keith Margerite Margerite Newhouse wins her 9th game and a brand new car.
12/17/1984 Margerite
12/18/1984 Celeste
12/19/1984 Lauree Tom Celeste
12/20/1984 Karen Tom Celeste
12/21/1984 Celeste
12/24/1984 College Players Day 1
12/25/1984 College Players Day 2
12/26/1984 College Players Day 3
12/27/1984 College Players Day 4
12/28/1984 Dean Suzy Ham College Players Day 5
12/31/1984 College Players Day 6

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