I recently expressed my love for the 1953 Topps design in a post and decided afterwards that I'd see if there were any good deals on the 'Bay for singles from the popular set. Thankfully, there was a seven-card lot of Braves, six of which I needed for my team set.
Now around that same time, I had the itch to pick up a blaster of 2013 Archives at Wally World- but instead of buying it (which would surely have brought on buyer's remorse), I decided I'd use the amount that the blaster would cost me as my maximum bid on the vintage lot.
I really didn't expect to win the seven cards. As great a resource eBay is, you've got to remember that there is a legion of collectors you're competing with, and vintage is an especially difficult road to travel. Nevertheless, I threw my hat into the ring and rode it out 'til the end of the auction. As a reward for my self-control (abstaining from the modern wax), I won the 7 cards for a grand total of $17 plus $3 shipping.