The couples had all elected where the order of the auction, with Rod and Tania nominating the final place. Josh and Jenna opted for first.
The outcome will be much as a disappointment to viewers as it was to the couples. After such high ratings it ended as an anti-climax, and contrasts to previous seasons where couples have walked away with sums up to six figures.
Amie summed it up best by saying, “A waste of time, really, isn’t it….?”
Being passed in at auction was not new to The Block. Last year a Vaucluse apartment was also passed in, but sold privately several days later.
Nine’s high profile night of television also included promos for The Farmer Wants a Wife, The Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half Men and The Joy of Sets.
UPDATED: Soon after the final auction Katrina and Amie’s estate agent Glen Coutinho, from Hocking Stuart, announced that they had negotiated the sale of their home for $860,000.