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Old 07-11-04, 06:21 PM
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Jeopardy!" $920,960 will spend his money on DVDs

http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=stor...pardy_winner_2

"She (his wife) asked me what we're going to do with all the money and I told her it's all going to DVDs. I don't think she thought that was too funny," Jennings said.

He was just joking!


What you would have to do to spend $1 Million on DVDs:
1. Buy a bigger house
2. Build a Small Movie theater room & a room to store the DVDs
3. Buy the high end DVD/Sound system
4. Buy all the DVD you have been dreaming of
5. Computer to keep track of where your DVDs are loacted at

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Old 07-11-04, 06:31 PM
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personally, I'd do all 5 as you suggested..
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Re: Jeopardy!" $920,960 will spend his money on DVDs

Originally posted by Iron_Giant
What you would have to do spend 1 Million on DVDs:
what does that say?? Cross-Eyed
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Old 07-11-04, 07:09 PM
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that would be amazing.
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Wait, Jennings is his last name? I'll bet PD Jennings has spent nearly that much on DVDs already.
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Yes, Jennings is his last name. And no, he's not related to ABC World News Night anchor Peter Jennings. Wait, a minute, how did PJ suddenly get so old? I must be thinking about the other ABC anchor.

Funny guy. They might as well name the show after him now. Ken's Jeopardy.

w/ a mil, I'll probably get the biggest LCD HDTV, then the rest on the audio system.
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Old 07-11-04, 08:19 PM
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Originally posted by pilot
personally, I'd do all 5 as you suggested..
I would be fun to a true movie theater in your home. It would have to be an HD System.

One more:
6. A candy and pop corn stand
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Old 07-11-04, 09:09 PM
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Isn't the yield on DVDs even higher than that for investing in CDs

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$500k for a nice house, $100k on nice things in it (theatre, etc). $100k on a car. The rest on a killer and complete film library that brings Best Buy or Borders to their knees. Then the rest could go into investments . Oh, and I think I'd get every single Criterion just to do it.
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$500 K for a nice house? You must not live in California...

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What would you do if you had a million dollars?

"I'll tell you what I'd do, man. Two chicks at the same time, man."
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"$500K for a nice house."

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Originally posted by fitprod
$500 K for a nice house? You must not live in California...

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LOL, couldn't said it better myself. Welcome to my sig. w/ $500K, you can't even buy a basement in San Francisco.
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You could practically buy a luxury home for $500,000 where I live. Most houses are $100,000 or so for an average (not super flashy but not bad at all) home.
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Haha yah. I live in the ATL burbs and $500k will buy you a 6,000 sq foot nice house in a nice neighborhood. Forgot about you poor Cali bastards!
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Originally posted by fitprod
$500 K for a nice house? You must not live in California...

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you could buy a 1 bedroom apt in NYC if you're lucky. But you'd still have to buy $700 - $1000 in maintanence every month.

plus, after tax, his winnings will probably be in teh $500 K neighborhood.

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Old 07-12-04, 10:54 AM
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More direct to the topic, Ken Jennings is my new hero based on those comments. I often think of how my wish list would be erased if I came into a ton of money. Ken is living out all of our DVD dreams. Kudos!
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I'd invest it in Capital One Jumbo CD at 5.75% which would generate $57500 in interest a year. Not too shaby.
Plenty of money for DVDs and all kinds of other stuff.


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500k will get you a nice condo, but not a house here in san diego
so yeah, how many dvds can you buy for a million anyways?
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Originally posted by DRG
You could practically buy a luxury home for $500,000 where I live. Most houses are $100,000 or so for an average (not super flashy but not bad at all) home.
You must live where no one wants to live. The ghetto or the midwest?
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Originally posted by adumbc
What would you do if you had a million dollars?

"I'll tell you what I'd do, man. Two chicks at the same time, man."
Guess the chicks that double up on a guy like you cost that much, eh?
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You know how many copies of Salo: CC that can buy him?!
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Originally posted by ILSA
I'd invest it in Capital One Jumbo CD at 5.75% which would generate $57500 in interest a year. Not too shaby.
Plenty of money for DVDs and all kinds of other stuff.


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I actually looked this up as I found this hard to believe. The Capital One website says for a 5.75% rate you need a minimum deposit of $100,000 for 120 months.
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Originally posted by Fandango
I actually looked this up as I found this hard to believe. The Capital One website says for a 5.75% rate you need a minimum deposit of $100,000 for 120 months.

So where's the problem?
This guy's got $1 mio.
Sure, you need to invest it for longer period of time to get this rate. I think it'll prolly jump up to 6% in the next couple of months.


Here's a cool link for the best CD rates in the nation:

http://www.money-rates.com/cdrates.htm


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