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Memphis got screwed (With the car he supposedly won)
« on: September 18, 2008, 04:55:12 PM »
http://www.tmz.com/2008/09/18/big-bro-walks-over-memphis/

In the first episode of BB10, Memphis won a sweet 1969 Camaro in a car-pulling contest (don't ask). Small problem -- "Big Brother" couldn't give the car away because the show didn't own it. We're told someone else actually held the title. In fact, the car had already been returned to the owner almost immediately after the contest.

Memphis the Mixologist was none the wiser because no one told him about the snag while he was inside the house. But on Tuesday, Memphis gained his freedom, losing to Dan, and learned the car he had come to treasure wasn't really his. Another problem -- the car has been repainted since it was on the show.

We're told producers are now scrambling to buy the car from the real owner. Sources say the real owner will turn the keys over for $24,000. A '69 Camaro online sell for anywhere between 7 and as much as 80 grand. Fact is, Big Bro doesn't have a lot of bargaining power, so they are more SOL than HOH.

We made several calls to "Big Brother" -- so far, no comment.


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Re: Memphis got screwed (With the car he supposedly won)
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2008, 05:03:29 PM »
I smell lawsuit!
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Re: Memphis got screwed (With the car he supposedly won)
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2008, 05:16:31 PM »
ha ha ha  it's funny but a fixable issue

the only thing i don't like about  that is April  is most likely getting off hearing about that!! (:;)

 Big Brother can go to any car show  and there are tons of them out there and they can get  a lot nicer  Camaro, one that's already restored in and out for alot  less than what it seems they may have to shell out to this guy..

 i'm sure the nit wit that made that  deal on behalf of BB is  more than out of a job!!!
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Re: Memphis got screwed (With the car he supposedly won)
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2008, 05:49:45 PM »
Wow, and I think some of the jury "might" have based their final vote on the fact that Memphis had won the 50,000 no 60,000 no or was that 100,000 $ car?

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Re: Memphis got screwed (With the car he supposedly won)
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2008, 05:58:24 PM »
That is outrageous!!!

Steven and Brian did a live chat not long ago for RP. Steven said that the car is a POS.
After the comp----he said that he, Brian, and Memphis wanted to check out the engine.
BB wouldn't let them crack the hood, and he thought that the car didn't have an engine.


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Re: Memphis got screwed (With the car he supposedly won)
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2008, 06:52:01 PM »
That is outrageous!!!

Steven and Brian did a live chat not long ago for RP. Steven said that the car is a POS.
After the comp----he said that he, Brian, and Memphis wanted to check out the engine.
BB wouldn't let them crack the hood, and he thought that the car didn't have an engine.

the guys said the whole interior needed to be redone. that alone for that type of car cost over $5000 IF it was to be restored to original.. if they were just gonna get it redone i know a chop shop in da bronx that would do the whole interior for under $1000!!!  :funny:
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Re: Memphis got screwed (With the car he supposedly won)
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2008, 07:01:22 PM »
Looks like memphis decided against the car all together...

Memphis Takes "Big Brother" for a Ride

Posted Sep 18th 2008 7:28PM by TMZ Staff

Memphis, the "Big Brother" contestant who won a 1969 Camaro the show didn't even own, has decided he doesn't want the car anyway.
After setting up a test-drive to see if he wanted the classic car -- which "Big Bro" would've had to purchase from the rightful owner -- Memphis realized the gas-guzzler wasn't for him and chose to pocket an undisclosed amount of greenbacks instead.

http://www.tmz.com/2008/09/18/memphis-takes-big-brother-for-a-ride/

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Re: Memphis got screwed (With the car he supposedly won)
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2008, 07:08:03 PM »
Probably a very smart move for Memphis!

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Re: Memphis got screwed (With the car he supposedly won)
« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2008, 09:41:16 PM »
I'd take the money and run myself.

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Re: Memphis got screwed (With the car he supposedly won)
« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2008, 10:10:21 PM »
Looks like memphis decided against the car all together...

Memphis Takes "Big Brother" for a Ride

Posted Sep 18th 2008 7:28PM by TMZ Staff

Memphis, the "Big Brother" contestant who won a 1969 Camaro the show didn't even own, has decided he doesn't want the car anyway.
After setting up a test-drive to see if he wanted the classic car -- which "Big Bro" would've had to purchase from the rightful owner -- Memphis realized the gas-guzzler wasn't for him and chose to pocket an undisclosed amount of greenbacks instead.

http://www.tmz.com/2008/09/18/memphis-takes-big-brother-for-a-ride/

He should use April's estimate for the payout. we know she's an expert!  :funny:
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Re: Memphis got screwed (With the car he supposedly won)
« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2008, 10:12:16 PM »
Looks like memphis decided against the car all together...

Memphis Takes "Big Brother" for a Ride

Posted Sep 18th 2008 7:28PM by TMZ Staff

Memphis, the "Big Brother" contestant who won a 1969 Camaro the show didn't even own, has decided he doesn't want the car anyway.
After setting up a test-drive to see if he wanted the classic car -- which "Big Bro" would've had to purchase from the rightful owner -- Memphis realized the gas-guzzler wasn't for him and chose to pocket an undisclosed amount of greenbacks instead.

http://www.tmz.com/2008/09/18/memphis-takes-big-brother-for-a-ride/

Oh TL!! You have me in stitches!!!  :funny:  We can only hope!! LOL!!

He should use April's estimate for the payout. we know she's an expert!  :funny:

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Re: Memphis got screwed (With the car he supposedly won)
« Reply #11 on: September 18, 2008, 10:48:17 PM »
nothing is ever undisclosed in the big brother world!!

expect the unexpected!!

next we'll find out the designer clothes were all from baby gap for aprils "self proclaimed" tiny body!! (which btw someone mentioned she looked a bit chubbier.. I agree after seeing her post  show inteviews!!)  :funny:
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Re: Memphis got screwed (With the car he supposedly won)
« Reply #12 on: September 19, 2008, 10:08:06 AM »
That's probably 'ollie weight"!!!!!!! ;) :funny:

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Re: Memphis got screwed (With the car he supposedly won)
« Reply #13 on: September 19, 2008, 05:52:32 PM »
Yes durign the RP interview with Steven and Brian they said that the other car was already refurbished on the inside and that if it needed a new engine it wouldn't have cost that much, but the other car, the one he did choose, really was a POS.  They said the car was a wreck and that he was also given no time to look at the cars at all, he just had to pick one right there and then.

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Re: Memphis got screwed (With the car he supposedly won)
« Reply #14 on: September 20, 2008, 01:13:12 PM »
Yes durign the RP interview with Steven and Brian they said that the other car was already refurbished on the inside and that if it needed a new engine it wouldn't have cost that much, but the other car, the one he did choose, really was a POS.  They said the car was a wreck and that he was also given no time to look at the cars at all, he just had to pick one right there and then.

which proves  "that winning isn't everything it's cracked up to be!! " :funny:
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Re: Memphis got screwed (With the car he supposedly won)
« Reply #15 on: September 20, 2008, 03:07:20 PM »
He loses the finale and he doesn't get the car. But he did come away with some cash.
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