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    Jeweler buries $1M of treasure around Michigan

    So you didn't have any luck finding the Forest Fenn treasure? No worries! Just head up to Michigan and find your share of $1,000,000 before it's gone!

    Jeweler buries $1M of treasure around Michigan and is selling tickets for a quest

    Johnny Perri has been a jeweler his whole life and learned the business from his dad. He decided to wipe the shelves clean at his Macomb County shop J&M Jewelers.

    "I said Amy, we can take everything out and retire or we can bury it across the state of Michigan," he said.

    He and his wife Amy picked option two - burying a million dollarsí worth of treasure in dozens of spots from metro Detroit, north throughout the Upper Peninsula.

    Buried treasure - a thing of the movies or pirate tales, right?

    "We went through waterfalls, streams, we kayaked everywhere," he said.

    "As soon as I release the clues the race is on," he said.

    More at the links... https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/jeweler-buries-1m-of-treasure-around-michigan-and-is-selling-tickets-for-a-quest?utm_campaign=trueAnthem_manual&utm_medium=tr ueanthem&utm_source=facebook&fbclid=IwAR0x23Uac6PG TJe4BFOPzvOyntf7fHEX4tkl8Sv-c2sSRk7KiPVnGnmUHaA


    https://www.johnnystreasurequest.com/

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    Sounds good to me...

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    Only $7 a ticket I hear
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiredman View Post
    Only $7 a ticket I hear
    50 a ticket is what I read...
    I'll sleep when I'm dead

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    I'm relieved it's not closer to me. Too stressful
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    It will be a multiple hunt format in different counties in Michigan.
    The 1st begins at 10 a.m. on Aug. 1 in Oakland County.(NW Detroit)
    The prize is two 100-ounce bars of .999 pure silver, which is worth about $4,200. The winner will have to option to keep the bars or to sell them back to the former jeweler.
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    The first three hunts were sold out. I registered for the 9/13 hunt (Macomb County) and it was $59.
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    so its a seeded hunt for profit, not a treasure hunt......kinda ruins the spirit of things

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    Yes, it seems to be. I have a long background in outdoor simulated treasure hunting and puzzle hunts (letterboxing, co founder and author), so this is right up my alley and appeals to me. I would describe it as an outdoor puzzle hunt for profit, based on what I have seen on the website.
    Oldest US: 1793 chain cent; 1800 half dime | 1830 bust half | 1842 seated half | 1857 & 1876CC seated quarter | 516 silver coins in 2011!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tpmetal View Post
    so its a seeded hunt for profit, not a treasure hunt......kinda ruins the spirit of things
    Yea and no one but him knows how many tix were sold. And who knows who may have seen him lurking around or followed him.
    Jon
    "Let Thy Hand, Oh God, guide me through the ways Thou seest are needed for those that seek to know Thy way through any effort of mine."

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    So what if no one finds his seeded treasure? He reclaims it for another hunt?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NowandThenTreasures View Post
    So what if no one finds his seeded treasure? He reclaims it for another hunt?
    I think there is a chance they will be found before the hunt. We are treasure hunters, after all.

    As for the question on number of tix sold per hunt, this is disclosed if you register, but there is this really long NDA as part of the registration process, which I only skimmed, so I am uncomfortable giving the number lest I run afoul of the NDA.

    I've written these things myself. I just do it as a hobby cuz I just enjoy writing them. My largest prize was only $70 in silver, but I don't charge anyone; its on the cloud, and if you find it you find it, if you don't you don't. As I said before, assuming it is legit, it is puzzle hunting, not treasure hunting. Sort of what they called "Armchair Treasure Hunting" back in the day. It could be fun, and I hope that it is.
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    Iím sure he stands to make a lot of money from this hunt.

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    I live in MI, don't see the attraction and am not even remotely interested.
    Sounds like a publicity stunt more than anything. "Getting out of the business !" yet he'll buy it back from you if you want, sheesh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Holt0222 View Post
    I’m sure he stands to make a lot of money from this hunt.
    Indeed he does. If you take the price X number of entrants per hunt vs the claimed treasure per hunt, it is staggering. Yes, there is some overhead such as technical, travel, and admin costs, but take them out, it is still staggering.
    PetesPockets55 likes this.
    Oldest US: 1793 chain cent; 1800 half dime | 1830 bust half | 1842 seated half | 1857 & 1876CC seated quarter | 516 silver coins in 2011!

 

 
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