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Theft of Copyright Images

Midas Buys Gold of 2120 Tynecastle Hwy Banner Elk, NC 28604 in Image Theft
Trust us say Midas, but how can you trust a dealer with your gold if they cannot be trusted with mere photographs of gold coins (Krugerrands) stolen from a competitor.

Midas Buys Gold Ltd
According to their website:

We buy gold and silver, based in North Carolina and Tennessee.
Never mail in any gold or silver without knowing what you will be paid first.
Call us now ; we want to talk to everyone before we do business with them.
We offer the most secure, hassle-free gold buying in the United States market.

Many gold buyers do not print their buying prices on their web siites (sic). If you call them for their pricing, they give you the run-around. At, we are happy to give you our daily buying prices, even down to the individual pennyweight (dwt) and with higher amounts, you can call our toll free number in order to get our best quote.

Experience has over twenty six years experience in the field of precious metals. We are both a gold buyer and gold seller. We have many retail locations where we buy and sell precious metals in many forms.


We provide prompt and courteous service. You can feel confident that you are working with the very best. We offer same-day payments and is always happy to answer any questions you may have regarding your gold or other precious metal items.

- WHAT WE BUY - We Buy:
Gold - Silver - Platinum
Broken gold jewelry
Necklaces, pendants, lockets
Bracelets and ankle bracelets
Charms / earrings
Rings / school rings
Gold watches
Brooches and pins / cufflinks
Money clips and key chains
Dental gold / dental scrap

Where We Concentrate Our Efforts:
Boone, North Carolina
Banner Elk, North Carolina
Raleigh, North Carolina
High Point, North Carolina
Winston Salem, North Carolina
Asheville, North Carolina
Charlotte, North Carolina
Gastonia, North Carolina
Hickory, North Carolina
Fayetteville, North Carolina
Johnson City, Tennessee
Kingsport, Tennessee
Bristol, Tennessee
Elizabethton, Tennessee
Greeneville, Tennessee
Erwin, Tennessee
Sevierville, Tennessee
Knoxville, Tennessee
Maryville, Tennessee
Morristown, Tennessee

Copyright Thieves Caught Red-Handed
When we looked at Midas Buys Gold's website, we noticed that their picture of a one ounce gold Krugerrand bullion coin looked rather familiar. It's one of ours, of course. Many upstarts and other small traders steal our high quality coin and gold bar images, either because they are too lazy to take their own, too tight to pay a professional photographer to do the job, or to use a photographic library, so they just nick the first decent photo they find on the internet, which often turns out to be one of ours. Actually, some quite large, and presumably profitable, companies also steal our images, and this list includes banks and bullion dealers.
Intellectual Property Rights abuse is dishonest and illegal. Midas Buys Gold have provided us with prima facie evidence of their dishonesty. If we cannot trust them with our photographs, can you trust them with your valuable gold?
Actually, the photograph they have stolen is not one of our best. It is quite an old photo, but it is one of the most stolen coin images on the internet.

What's so Bad?

Our Conclusions and Advice
Midas Buys Gold has dishonestly and illegally used our high quality Krugerrand photograph without our permission. We call this copyright theft.
As they are obviously dishonest, we recommend that nobody should trust them. Do not send your scrap or other gold to Midas Buys Gold.
Honest and competitive buyers of scrap gold do exist. It's sensible to shop around and compare prices. You may find a buyer in your locality. We also buy scrap gold, and pay fair prices without making stealing other peoples' work.
The word TRUST is prominent on the front page of their website. It does not appear to apply to them.

We Are Always Keen To Buy Scrap Gold

As leading UK dealers since 1964, we are always eager to buy gold coins and gold bars. In addition, we also buy scrap gold in any quantity and carat.
Whether you have a single item or several kilos, we will always be interested in buying your scrap gold at competitive prices.
We also buy gold coins, whether it's an extreme rarity or a bullion coin. Whether your coin is in perfect mint state or only fit for scrap, we will buy it.

Any Quantity
We are happy to buy any quantity of scrap, from a single piece upwards, without limit.
If you have a large quantity of gold scrap to sell, we will accept your instructions on price, or offer you helpful advice on selling. We are one of the longest established and largest gold buyers in Britain.

Fair and Competitive Prices
Our buying prices for gold coins, bars and scrap are fair and competitive, but depend and change based on underlying gold prices, and other market conditions such as supply and demand.

International Buyers
We also frequently buy gold coins from many other countries. There is no import duty or tax on entry to the UK for most gold coins or bars.

Sending Gold Scrap by Post
You are welcome to visit our showroom to sell scrap, but it's also very easy to sell to us using the post. We have a page of advice about sending gold coins and scrap by post.
We suggest you bring ID if visiting our showroom.

Copyright Notice
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

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