To start things off I want to apologize it took me oh so long to put up another review. It hasn't been because I didn't want to, but I recently had some medication changes and wanted some time to acclimate to them. So spent a while just chilling with the kids! The good news is while I was chilling my wife went above and beyond and got me a lot of paydirt to review. So the next few weeks I will be posting a lot of review, guaranteed.
I also want to take a minute to thank everyone who has donated to the paydirt review cause! I could never thank ya'll enough, but hopefully you enjoy the paydirt reviews your donations help fund. I also want to thank the people who have donated some awesome new pans for me to try out and a Desert Fox wheel. So those reviews should be coming soon as well.
Also todays reviews will be using the new review system so do not compare this review with older ones. I promise to update all old reviews to the new ranking system by the end of the month. You can view my video on how all new reviews will be reviewed HERE.
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DirtHogg.com is one of my original paydirt that got me hooked on panning at home. I bought a ton of their paydirt and loved every single bag. Sadly though I then moved onto other sellers to try out other “new' or “exciting” sellers and got ripped off a lot. So then I decided to build this site and highlight the great sellers like DirtHogg and warn people of the bad bags. Sadly though this new course has kept me away form one of my favorites for way too long. I have tried not to review the same sellers over and over and instead review as many different ones I could. However I made a list of some of the old reviews with no videos I wanted to re-review and my wife found it. Thus the paydirt I am getting ready to review was because my wife is the best!
One of the reasons I really wanted to re-review this particular bag is it was my 1st “TOP ROI” bag. It held the #1 spot for so long I felt it really needed an update and man am I glad I did this review. The paydirt was just as much fun as I remember and boy did I find some gold. Not only did I find some nice pickers/flakes but it had some real flour gold in it. So started out as easy then BAM, eye crossing goodness.
The final ROI didn't unseat the current champ, but it was a +100% bag and I will take one of those any day. The ROI would have ended at 123.18% if I had used my actual cost with my combined shipping. At that it would have taken the #3 spot right after the 1st Dirthogg 1lb review I did oh so long ago with combined shipping. So as I stated in the video review I highly suggest combining shipping on this seller.
I also want to mention the piece of quartz that had gold inlaid into it. If I removed the gold from it the ROI would have been even higher, but sadly that rock specimen is now entombed in my sons display case.
The only thing better than the DirtHogg paydirt was the super fast customer service my wife got from them. She emailed them and within five minutes had an extremely detailed reply. Then two more super fast replies to her two follow up questions. In total 3 messages were replied to within 15 minutes. So thanks for the super help Mr B!
DirtHoggPaydirt's 1lb bag ended with a score of 9.5 out of 10. This is a absolute great score, especially with my new rankings. It was only slightly dinged for the lack of a detailed description on its website. Now I did get all the answers I wanted once my wife emailed them within minutes but to be fair to other sellers I am going to review I have to base the Description & Quality based on whats on the website not via customer service. I also gave the 1lb bag form DirtHoggPaydirt an 8 for the coffee bag I don't care for. I do wish I could give extra points for customer service or the over 100% ROI but I want my reviews to be as standardized as I can make them for these rankings.
Item Purchased: DirtHoggPaydirt.com (1lb Bag)
Total Cost: $29.00 ($11.00 Shipping) $40.00 Total
Gold Per Gram: $41.24 per gram
Total Gold Recovered: 1.120 grams
Gold Value: $46.19
Return on Investment: 115.48%
Actual Return on Investment: 94.69%
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!