Aside from dumb luck, persistence is the key to finding a bargain. This tale holds a bit of both.
Recently I'd been browsing eBay with untypically high frequency in search of a few particular items. One of the few particular items I have not yet replaced since my house burned down two years ago is a traditional, wool cricket sweater. Though relatively few wool sweaters are listed during summer, as opposed to winter when the market is flooded, now is the time to jump on a great deal.
Unfortunately, I'm yet to come upon a cricket sweater that suits me.
Fortunately, I discovered several items for which I never would have thought to specifically search. I own only a few items from Rugby, as I most often stick to Polo or Brooks for wardrobe. However, I could not and certainly did not pass up on the all-time GTH cardigan and a bold yet classic Fair Isle vest.
I also picked up seven other sweaters in what was a nine item lot. See something you like? The rest of these are eventually going in the CKC Shoppe for a few bucks. Here's a much better look.
Just after that purchase, I found this beautiful plaid sweater. I considered picking it up at Macy's a couple seasons back but the clearance price remained a bit high for me. Now it's come to me at around 95% off original retail.
I'm very much looking forward to the weather turning just so I can try these out. Eh, I'll probably build some outfit photos when they arrive anyway. Happy eBay hunting!