I would dearly love to use tussah silk saris for curtains. I'd need six for the living room, four for the dining room, and two or three for each of the larger bedrooms. I buy saris on eBay, where you can get beautiful, new, printed, silk saris for less than $30 including shipping, and fancy gold-threaded, embroidered, and/or beaded used saris for even less. Unfortunately, the saris in my price range tend to be unique in colors and patterns, and I don't want to mix patterns. I want them all to match on any one window.
It's next to impossible to find several matching saris for less than a few hundred dollars each.
So last night when I accidentally came across a seller who not only had close to a dozen NEW tussa silk saris in each of two patterns in colors that would work for me, I got really excited and placed bids on a bunch of them that were going to end overnight. I woke this morning to find that I had "won" all that I wanted --- but that my bids had been cancelled....
...because the seller had screwed up, and had listed the same two saris (one in each pattern) multiple times. She sent me a note that she really had only one of each, that I could have, but she'd have to cancel the others. I told her I can't use one of each. Cancel them all.
I am so very disappointed.