Ah, how discouraging to find that again you've been outbid on a special apron pattern, or on that vintage tote bag pattern with several cute designs. Lately I've haven't had any really "good" winnings on ebay.
I had my eye on some Edwardian patterns that Simplicity put out that are now out of print, and one sold for $77 and the two others went for over $50! The seller probably paid 99 cents for them in the beginning. =) So I was NOT willing to spend more than that, and will just keep my eye open for more. If you all have a "Simplicity 8640" and don't want it, before you give it away to the thrift store, let me know!
On one interesting/humerous note, people who I often bid against for vintage patterns, have a couple bids on the ones I'm selling right now. =) One bidder in particular, is VERY hard to beat, and goodness, what does she use 50+ apron patterns for? I lose nearly very time I try to bid on something she does, and lightly thought about contacting her, LOL! =P Hmm, hope I'm not talking about a blog reader! =D
I have a feeling that I already sometimes bid against S&S board members, and then I feel bad if I win. ::wink::