When I had to rip out two thirds of the border on my ancient cross stitch project a while back, I was worried about running out of thread. This wasn't DMC and I knew it would be hard to match.
I went looking to buy another kit just in case the worst happened but couldn't find one anywhere until I looked on ebay. Sure enough someone had one for sale and for only seven dollars including shipping. Sold.
Then, while working on yet another ancient UFO, I began to fear I would run out of this long discontinued color of Red Heart Super Saver yarn I needed for those long border rows.
I couldn't believe my eyes when I discovered this identical ancient skein up for auction. I won it for $6.50 including shipping. How lucky was that? I really need to go play the lottery.