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Video: Michigan Retailer Buries $1M in Jewelry, Launches Treasure Hunt

He’s doing this in lieu of a going-out-of-business sale.

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The owner of J&M Jewelers in Washington Township, MI, decided to call it quits amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

But instead of holding a going-out-of-business sale, Johnny Perri buried his inventory all over Michigan, USA Today reports. He and his fianceé, Amy, also hid “thousands upon thousands” of precious metals and antiques.

“Although I enjoyed being in business for myself and have been blessed serving our wonderful customers, I’ve discovered that I was never truly happy,” Perri wrote on his “Treasure Quest” website.

The total value of the items is about $1 million. The location of each item is marked by an “X” and a GPS tracker, according to USA Today.

Tickets for the first quest, set for Aug. 1 in Oakland County with $4,200 in treasure at stake, have already sold out. Some tickets are still available for other dates and locations.

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