30 days out - OMG, I am going to buy SO much. I wonder if the mailman will get a hernia carrying the package! 10 days out - Man, bids are so cheap, I wonder if the bank would entertain a second mortgage for coin purchases! 2 days out - ok, a few are getting higher, but man bargains still abound. I wonder if the spouse will notice... Day before - some adjustments necessary, but still some great lots for the collection Day of - what happened? Did everyone wake up today wanting ancient coins? It's ok, I have a plan on some to pursue. During auction - WTF? Zero for 12 so far, most of my bids are laughable. 5 minutes after auction - yeah, not the auction for me anyway. Not the right material, I am pretty sure a few of them at least were tooled. Besides, auction X is coming up in 30 days, I need to save up for THAT one. THAT one is where I will score. Repeat step 1 on auction X, rinse and repeat. This has been my life it seems for the last couple of months.