I managed to get in another review before the end of the month, so hopefully next month will be just as productive. I still have a stockpile of equipment I need to review as well, I just need the weather to co-operate. I have a few new pans I want to review as well as a Desert Fox that was donated to me. I also have a few DIY equipment projects I want to work on, I just need it to stay above 50° so can do my reviews outside.
In other news here on GoldPaydirtReviews.com I have decided that I am probably going to take a long break from reviewing eBay sellers. While updating the site to the new review system I noticed a lot of the eBay sellers I reviewed are no longer selling. So for the time being I think I may stick to online sellers who have a website, and they have a lot I have yet to review. Once I get all them done I will move onto eBay again. Ebay sellers just close to frequently to really make it worth reviewing.
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WARNING, wow never thought a review would come with a warning but this one does. I have gotten numerous complaints from this seller over the last month complaining about zero communication or replies to numerous emails. As well as non shipments of paydirt and lots of charge backs and paypal disputes. I emailed the seller three times and got no response to any of my emails. So I HIGHLY urge anyone considering purchasing paydirt from MikesGoldPaydirt email him first and make sure you get a response, then I would still be careful before sending him money.
I ordered 2 bags of this paydirt and had planned on doing two reviews on it. However since this seller seems to be away and not shipping, I have decided to combine both reviews together. So I will average out the ROIs and other criteria for the 1-10 scale review but I will list below how much gold I found from each bag, plus the corresponding reviews.
Now onto the paydirt itself………
Again as it seems to be my recent trend, this stuff is super dirty. In fact this stuff might be the dirtiest I have had since the GoldHog Raw Paydirt. It really clouds up water fast so I highly suggest you use a pour off pan. (Pour off pan video HERE) So it really takes a long time to rinse the paydirt enough to see it clear enough to pan.
As can be seen in the video, these bags were very different from each other. Even the amount of paydirt in each classification was slightly different. The gold recovered was very different, with one bag giving almost no gold other then a 0.15 picker and the other bag giving lots and lots of flakes in the under 10 range.
This paydirt had almost no black sands in it so it was fairly easy to pan other then how dirty it was. Also most of the gold found was in the over 20 mesh so again easy panning. Overall it was a small fun bag of paydirt to pan, and the ROI was good enough that I would definitely have come back for more if the seller gets his act together.
MikesGoldPaydirt 1/2lb bags ended with a score of 6.2 out of 10. The paydirt wasn't as bad as the score implies. In fact it would have been higher except for the fact the seller seems to no longer be shipping paydirt or answering emails. I gave him a “0” for customer service and shipping since he is currently not shipping or returning emails, and has removed all contact info from his site. So until Mike from MikesGoldPaydirt.com starts shipping again I would avoid this seller.
Item Purchased: MikesGoldPaydirt.com (1/2lb Bag)
Total Cost: $12.95 ($3.80 Shipping) $16.75 Total
Gold Per Gram: $38.99 per gram
Total Gold Recovered: 0.232 grams (bag 1) & 0.295 (bag 2) 0.264 Average
Gold Value: $9.05 (bag 1) & $11.50 (bag 2) $10.28 Average
Return on Investment: 54.03% (bag 1) & 68.68% (bag 2) 61.36% Average
Actual Return on Investment: 44.30% (bag 1) & 56.30% (bag 2) 50.30% Average
This review is my opinion and my results may vary from your results. My bag may have been a bad batch or a great batch, remember no two bags of paydirt are ever the same. So please use common sense when buying paydirt from any seller. Oh and good luck and happy panning!