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Old 10-27-2012, 09:23 AM   #1
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Anyone watch Gold Rush on the Discovery Channel? I have watched every espisode since it started and am pulling for the guys to make it big.

A lot of questions about the show that are not answered - how much risk capital is invested, how much fuel do they keep on hand, what happened to Jim Harness - I know he was fired on the last series, but his name is shown on this series, etc.

Oh and BTW - don't bother signing up for the $100,000.00 prize to be given away next Friday - I already did and am feeling lucky.
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Old 10-27-2012, 09:56 AM   #2
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Yeah, I’ve been watching the show and haven’t missed any episodes either. By now they should have enough experience and made enough stupid mistakes that they should be able to find sufficient amount of gold to make a serious profit. I consider the Hoffmans true idiots but I’m hooked on watching them fail. I don’t like the fact that too many of the situations are manufactured for the TV screen.
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Yeah, Iíve been watching the show and havenít missed any episodes either. By now they should have enough experience and made enough stupid mistakes that they should be able to find sufficient amount of gold to make a serious profit. I consider the Hoffmans true idiots but Iím hooked on watching them fail. I donít like the fact that too many of the situations are manufactured for the TV screen.
So you are comparing the Hoffmans to the blind squirrel who occasionally finds a nut - perhaps.

I agree that some (or many) of the situations on the show seem to be manufactured - I mean just look at all of that brand new heavy duty equipment they now have - that stuff ain't cheap. I know that Todd went to Dallas to get some more capital, so that may be a situation that perhaps the Discovery Channel is helping them out with.
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I would love to know how much money the Discovery Channel gives to the Hoffman crew. I would also love to know how much the investor is putting up for this season and perhaps I missed it, what percentage the owner of the claim is getting. The real gold is the revenue the show is generating for the Discovery Channel.
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On the first show last night, they made a deal with the clam owner, he get's 10%. Every year it is "gold or bust". Money is coming from somewhere, I too wonder how much Discovery channel is paying.
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Old 10-27-2012, 12:01 PM   #6
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There are always suckers, I mean investors, for gold and treasure hunting.

Surely they also collect a fee for being a part of the show.

But Honey Boo Boo is queen of the reality TV shows right now. That train wreck is impossible to turn away from!
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I think the Hoffman's will do well this year, but starting over every year...? That is a bad long term plan.
Dakota Fred is going to hit it big.

It is a show, not reality.
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I think the Hoffman's will do well this year, but starting over every year...? That is a bad long term plan.
Dakota Fred is going to hit it big.

It is a show, not reality.
I got the same feeling. But I think there has to be some reality in it.

But there are some things about it that I don't quite understand - they show the temperature to be in the minus, but yet the guys are outside wearing just a jacket.
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Been watching from the beginning.You will notice that with the exception of the two dozers everything else is Volvo.And fairly new looking.Even with investors that equipment aint cheap.I'm thinking that their are some company sponsors in this thing as well.That's on the Hoffman's two sites.Parker also got him a Volvo excavator as well.
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