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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 17,101; with 99.5% positive according to eBay, although the vendor dishonestly claims on his "About Me" page to have 99.9% positive. Perhaps exaggerating by 1.4% 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.
By October 2009, with feedback over 17,000; but eBay PowerSeller EstateJewelry66 Twin City Gold stole our US gold eagle photographs again! Avoid this dishonest dealer if you value ethical standards.

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 IDItem NumberDateDescriptionPrice
EstateJewelry66 Twin City Gold310071 20743130th July 20082007 1/4 OZ US MINT AMERICAN EAGLE GOLD BULLION COIN BU$349.99
EstateJewelry66 Twin City Gold31007386928014th Aug 2008 $0.99
EstateJewelry66 Twin City Gold12030344611617th Nov 2008 $0.99
EstateJewelry66 Twin City Gold12050886188221st Dec 20082007 1/10 OZ US AMERICAN EAGLE GOLD BULLION COIN BU$0.99
EstateJewelry66 Twin City Gold140353781143 21st Oct 20092007 1/10 OZ US AMERICAN EAGLE GOLD BULLION COIN BU $0.99
EstateJewelry66 Twin City Gold14038590327224th February 2010LOT OF 2 - 2009 SOUTH AFRICAN 1OZ FINE GOLD COINS$2,399.99
EstateJewelry66 Twin City Gold1403878192852nd Mar 2010LOT OF 2 - 2009 SOUTH AFRICAN 1OZ FINE GOLD COINS$2,399.99
EstateJewelry66 Twin City Gold12054213459710th Mar 2010LOT OF 2 - 2009 SOUTH AFRICAN 1OZ FINE GOLD COINS$2,599.99

Sample Listing:

2007 1/10 OZ US AMERICAN EAGLE GOLD BULLION COIN BU SKU #07 5AE 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 3.393 grams; composition .9167 gold,. 03 silver, .0533 copper (net weight 1/10 oz pure gold); diameter 16.5 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. GREAT INVESTMENT: 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 credit you 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. Check-Out Now! Click the Pay Now button at the top of this listing to immediately proceed with our checkout and payment process. Please note that the Pay Now button is ONLY available after winning an auction or completing a Buy It Now purchase. Check-Out Later If you do not choose to Check-Out now, you will be notified by eBay via e-mail that you are the winning bidder. There is no need to contact us to arrange payment. We will automatically send you an e-mail within three hours of an auction closing. Our message will contain a link to our simple and secure checkout system, where you will be able to quickly and conveniently pay for your purchase. You may also continue purchasing additional items from our auctions or eBay store. You have 7 days from the end of the first purchase to add additional items to your order. Make sure all of your auctions have ended prior to checking out. All of your purchases will be consolidated into one checkout! Payment We accept the following forms of payment. PayPal Credit Card Payments Sales Tax For shipments to Maine addresses, we are required by State law to collect 5% Sales Tax. Shipping 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. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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. Contact Info: EMAIL: INFO@TWINCITYGOLD.COM PHONE: 207-282-5100 / TOLL FREE 877-760-4653 ADDRESS: TCG INC. 38 ALFRED ST. BIDDEFORD, ME 04005 HOURS OF OPERATION: MONDAY - FRIDAY 10AM-5PM

What's Wrong?
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.

Twin City Gold eBay About Me Page

Born out of a passion that began in 1964, Biddeford Saco Coin Shop opened for business in 1970 founded by Raymond Nadeau. The shop has been in the continuous operation of buying and selling coins, jewelry, diamonds, pocket watches, antiques, pottery, fine glass etc. ever since. In 1990 ownership was transferred to Tom Sangillo resulting in the expansion. Our staff currently has over 50 years experience buying and selling jewelry, antiques & coins. We carry the largest selection of pre-owned and estate jewelry in Northern New England. Our vast network of buyers and contacts mean that our selection and price range far surpass any of our competitors. Having been an established and respected business for over 40 years we are able to offer high quality jewelry at great prices.
In March of 2004 Twin City Gold started selling on Ebay. We started out selling US Proof and Mints sets. In a little over 2 years we have established and maintained a Platinum level Power seller status with a 99.9% Positive Feedback rating. We have expanded our products to include jewelry, diamonds, antiques, pottery, glass and fine collectables.

Short Memories?
We previously reported this dishonest American dealer last year, when they used our same high quality photograph, this time for a 2007 1/4 OZ US MINT AMERICAN EAGLE GOLD BULLION COIN BU. Did they think we would not notice this time?

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