I usually troll Ebay looking for Doctor-ly (ish) stuff, mainly ties. And after months of searching, I was rewarded.
It's asking price was 3:50 GBP. Shipping to Canada was 2.50 C. Wow.I crossed my fingers and hoped no one else had seen it. It was only posted for three days. I even waited for the count down.
In the last 10 seconds the bids went crazy! Jumping from my modest 40 to 65 to 110 and to 140, or $178 Canadian!
That's almost $200 for the Utopia tie. Obviously someone had seen it. They may have bid $1000. I might never have won. It was wild watching it suddenly be snatched away right in front of me.
This tie, and others like it will always be dillegently sought after. I think they will always go for a lot.
Sad as it is, I am well aware that you can't win everything, and I'm glad I could get the other stuff I wanted, without losing so badly.
Better luck, now I know there are Ebay sharks.