As usual, this video is a little late, but I guess a little late is better than never. So I decided to be a glutton for punishment and review 3HorsesPaydirt for the 3rd time. I have previously reviewed him twice before but under his eBay account name (WolfJeff). If you remember or don’t, when I 1st reviewed WolfJeff he sent me a rather mean preachy email. It not only pissed me off but made me laugh at the same time. I posted his letter and my reply to him (HERE). I really wanted to try out his $25 bag of paydirt because it really is hard to find a quality low priced bag ($25 or under) for those times when money is tight.
I still have plans on reviewing some equipment this month but realized I didn’t have the paydirt I needed for a proper test. So ordered some today and as soon as it arrives will have a few reviews of some gold recovery equipment. Also the new site design will be up by the 1st of the month at the latest. One of the new sections I am adding is a place to show off when paydirt goes on sale. There is nothing worse then finding out your favorite paydirt was on sale and you missed it.
Well on to the review and remember to subscribe to my YouTube channel HERE so as to not miss any of my reviews.
Back for more, the 1st 3rd review on my website. I am really glad I tried this paydirt because it really is hard to find lower priced bags of paydirt with no stated guarantees. Most paydirt nowadays is usually over $60 which is great and some of my best bags have been in that price range. Sadly though sometimes money is tight and you need a cheaper bag of reliable paydirt. 3HorsesPaydirts feather River bag certainly fits the bill, is low priced and has a decent ROI. It was very clean paydirt with only a little water fouling dirt at the very end with the really fine paydirt, but not very much or anything to obstruct your panning.
One thing I will mention is this stuff was super hard to pan. It was tons of small gold and lots and lots of black sands. So this is a triple bang for your buck, not only is the ROI decent, and the price is cheap but you will spend a long time panning it, so well worth the $25. It didn’t have the ROI of his $95 bag I previously reviewed (now $100) but for a quarter of the price it was a much better deal.
The one bad thing I will say about this paydirt is the description which says it’s 4-6 ounces. That is a huge difference when dealing with such a small bag. If you get a 4oz bag you got 33% less then the person who got 6oz. regardless if it all has the same amount of gold (no idea) it’s the principle. It’s the same as sellers who sell by weight then send wet paydirt. It’s a perceived loss of value. Well anyways other than that small thing I was really happy with this paydirt and really hoping Jeff doesn’t send me another email, lol.
3HorsesPaydirts.com’s 6oz paydirt ended with a Total Score of 8.0 out of 10 which is surprisingly good considering I dinged the seller for his previous tirade emails to me. I gave the paydirt 100% for the Fun Factor since it really was a difficult bag for being so small. If the seller stops emailing happy customers with angry emails and gets a better quality bag his score would rapidly increase.
***This score has been modified since its original publication to fit in with my new formula***
Item Purchased: 2 Lb Premium Paydirt
Total Cost: $25.00 (Free Shipping) $25.00 Total
Gold Per Gram: $39.22 per gram
Total Gold Recovered: 0.38 grams
Gold Value: $14.90
Return on Investment: 59.60%
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!