EstateJewelry66 Twin City Gold of Biddeford, Maine, United States in eBay Copyright Theft
Many eBay sellers, including dealers steal our copyright images, we suspect some of them may also be fraudsters. Does eBay care?
High eBay Feedback is No Guarantee of Integrity
When we wrote this page, this eBay member's feedback was 11,216; with 98.8% positive according to eBay, although the vendor claims on his "About Me" page to have 99.9% positive. Perhaps exaggerating by 1.1% is not too bad, but the opposite view is that this vendor is understating his negative feedback by 1100%!
This is one of the highest feedback eBay members we have caught stealing our images. A high feedback does not necessarily mean that a member is better than others, just bigger.
When we revised this page in August 2009, EstateJewelry66 had increased its feedback to 16,136; and this was 99.5% positive.
Power Sellers - Pillars of the eBay Community?
According to eBay, PowerSellers are the pillars of the eBay community, but time and time again, we find PowerSellers stealing our images. It is so common, and eBay clearly know about it, that we believe eBay act unethically in permitting its members to steal images so easily, without sufficient checks, warnings, or education. This is as dishonest of eBay as it it of their members to steal copyright images in the first place.
Seller ID||Item Number||Date||Description||Price
EstateJewelry66 Twin City Gold||310071207431||30th July 2008||2007 1/4 OZ US MINT AMERICAN EAGLE GOLD BULLION COIN BU||$349.99
EstateJewelry66 Twin City Gold||140353781143
||21st Oct 2009||2007 1/10 OZ US AMERICAN EAGLE GOLD BULLION COIN BU
EstateJewelry66 Twin City Gold||120508861882||21st Dec 2008||2007 1/10 OZ US AMERICAN EAGLE GOLD BULLION COIN BU||$0.99
2007 1/4 OZ US MINT AMERICAN EAGLE GOLD BULLION COIN BU
This gorgeous American Gold eagle comes in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. This is a nice investment coin and would make a great acquisition.
Designers Augustus Saint-Gaudens (obv), Miley Busiek (rev); weight 8.483 grams; composition .9167 gold,. 03 silver, .0533 copper (net weight 1/4 oz pure gold); diameter 22 mm; reeded edge; mints : Philadelphia, West Point.
AMERICAN GOLD EAGLE HISTORY:
The American Gold Eagle is an official gold bullion coin of the United States. It was first released by the United States Mint in 1986. It is offered in 1/10 oz, 1/4 oz, 1/2 oz, and 1 oz denominations and is guaranteed to contain the stated amount (in troy ounces) of pure gold, which by law must come from sources in America, with an additional alloy of silver and copper to produce a more wear-resistant coin of .9167 fine gold (22 karat). It is authorized by the United States Congress and is backed by the United States Mint for weight and content.
The obverse design features a rendition of Augustus Saint-Gaudens' full length figure of Lady Liberty with flowing hair, holding a torch in her right hand and an olive branch in her left, with the Capitol building in the left background. The reverse design, by sculptor Miley Busiek, features a male eagle carrying an olive branch flying above a nest containing a female eagle and her hatchlings.
The market value of the coins is generally about equal to the market value of their gold content, not their face value. Their actual selling prices vary daily based on the current spot price of gold. The American Gold Eagle may be used to fund one government sanctioned Individual Retirement Account. The United States Mint also produces a proof version for coin collectors. These coins are for the most part produced at the West Point mint in West Point, New York, and carry the West Point mint mark ("W") beneath the date.
Not only are American Gold Eagles important investment tools for you, they also make unique and valuable gifts for those important people in your life. What better way to say "thank you" or "I care" than to give this unique gift. For these special people and more, you can give a unique and timeless investment gift of an United States Gold Eagle coin. They are beautiful enough to display with pride, enjoy ultimate liquidity, and grow in value as the price of precious metal grows. Guaranteed by the US Government for weight and content, they can be bought or sold instantly, anywhere in the world.
*Weddings *Birthdays *Anniversaries *Christmas *Hanukkah
*Nanny *Grandchildren *Employee Appreciation
We completely understand the challenges of buying online and
never consider a transaction complete until we hear you are
completely satisfied. We want all of our products to give you
100% satisfaction. You may return anything purchased from us if it
proves otherwise. We will replace it, refund your purchase or credityou (sic) as you wish. We do not want you to receive anything from Twin City Gold that is not completely satisfactory.
We want you to be satisfied with your purchase. If you have any questions or comments please let us know. It is our policy to do everything we can to make you happy. We strive for 100% satisfaction. Your input is welcomed.
SMART PURCHASE - Our prices average less than 1/2 of the normal retail price. Save $100's of dollars.
SAVE TIME & MONEY - No acquisition cost, such as gas, tolls and time to go to the store.
CONVENIENCE - Items shipped directly to you. Browse our online store from the comfort of your own house with no high-pressure sales people.
CUSTOMER SERVICE - We completely understand the challenges of buying online and we never consider a transaction complete until we hear that our customer is completely satisfied.
FIND YOUR TREASURE - Unique and unusual items available at a fraction of their retail value.
To make your purchase as simple and easy as possible, please refer to the store policies listed below.
After winning an item in auction or completing a Buy It Now purchase, you have two check-out options:
Once the auction ends you will receive an email invoice with instructions to make payment using our secure Verisign checkout. Please do not make payments outside of our secure checkout as we will be unable to process your item(s). Our system will not get updated that your payment has been made. All personal information obtained through our secure online checkout will be treated as confidential and TCG will not disclose any information to any third parties. Your privacy is a high priority to Twin City Gold.
We accept the following forms of payment.
Check or Money Order
Direct Credit Card Payments
For shipments to Maine addresses, we are required by State law to collect 5% Sales Tax.
All shipments include FREE Delivery Confirmation. Shipping prices are clearly stated in all of our ads, please see item(s) details for price. Shipping prices are for the lower 48 only, Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico extra shipping charges will apply, email for shipping quote. Shipping discounts apply to the second and subsequent items in the same shipment from the same buyer. Purchase as many items as you like from TCG to take advantage of the shipping discount.
**Items over 3 lbs do not qualify for shipping discounts.
Domestic Shipping FAQ's
When will my order be shipped? All orders are shipped within 48 hours of receipt of payment. Most orders received before 12PM EST, Monday through Friday, will be shipped the same day!
What Shipping Carrier does Twin City Gold use? We primarily use the services provided by USPS for all items under 3lbs. All items over 3 lbs will be shipped FedEx. Based on your delivery selection and address, our checkout system will decide the best, most efficient way to get your package to you. No matter how your goods ship, you will be provided with a Delivery Confirmation number (USPS) or a Fed Ex tracking number to track the package to your door!
Is there a shipping discount when multiple items are purchased at the same time? Yes! The more you buy, the more $$$ you will save! Our checkout system will automatically combine all of your items into one order for you, providing some of the most competitive shipping prices in the industry!
PLEASE NOTE: ONCE YOU CHECKOUT, WE WILL BE UNABLE TO ADD ITEMS TO YOUR ORDER! ALSO, COMBINED ORDERS CAN ONLY BE DELIVERED TO ONE ADDRESS!
Can I upgrade my shipping service? Absolutely! We offer our customers the option to upgrade to USPS Overnight and USPS Priority 3 Day. Items over 3 lbs can be upgraded to FED EX overnight and 3 day Express.
Do I need to be available to receive deliveries from Twin City Gold? A signature will be required on any orders exceeding $250 to ensure there are no complications with your delivery.
What days of the week does Twin City Gold deliver on? Our ground packages are delivered Monday - Saturday. Any orders with shipping upgrades (3 day, 2 day or Overnight) will be delivered Monday - Friday.
International Shipping FAQ's
Does Twin City Gold ship internationally? Absolutely! Twin City Gold specializes in International Shipments!
Which carrier does Twin City Gold use to ship internationally? Twin City Gold primarily uses services provided by USPS to ship internationally. No matter how your goods ship, you will be provided with a Delivery Confirmation number to ensure delivery!
Do I have to pay tax/duty if I am ordering from outside the United States? We declare full value of items purchased and you may be subject to import duties and taxes, which are levied once a shipment reaches your country. Additional charges for customs clearance must be borne by you; we have no control over these charges and cannot predict what they may be. Customs policies vary widely from country to country; you should contact your local customs office for further information. Additionally, when ordering from Twin City Gold, you are considered the importer of record and must comply with all laws and regulations of the country in which you are receiving the goods.
When will my order arrive? Our international shipping varies from country to country, delivery to most destinations should be no longer the 7-10days. Please note: each order must clear customs before being delivered to its final destination, which may result in additional delivery delays. Please consult your local customs office for additional information.
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We invest a great deal of time, effort, and cost into creating some of the best photographic coin images on the internet. We strongly object when other lazy and dishonest dealers decide to use them without a by your leave or thanks, and pass them off as their own work, doing so in competition with us.
The chances are that we could and would have supplied the listed coin at a lower price than this eBay vendor.
Copyright theft is dishonest. We recommend you avoid doing business with dishonest dealers.
The dishonest bastards (that's about the politest thing we can think of calling them!) have done it again, and re-used our high quality photograph, this time for a 2007 1/10 OZ US AMERICAN EAGLE GOLD BULLION COIN BU
Please see our "Copyright" page for further information.
Copyright Infringements Remedies
Our suggested draft remedies for copyright abusers dependent on category - competitors, bloggers, pseudo-expert & advice sites acting as eBay & Google portals, eBay & other auction site sellers.
Other Copyright Abuse
Other Copyright Abuse
Buying Gold Coins & Bars on eBay
Selling Gold Coins & Bars on eBay
Copyright Thieves on eBay
We already have a page naming and shaming dealers using our images without permission. It's time we did the same for eBay, although if we include them all, this could be a very long page.
Alphabetical Listing of Other Copyright Theft Sites
Other Web Sites
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