One of the eBay vendors I've gotten things from previously on occasion has "specials" and was offering a deal where you could get 100 reverse-holos of your choice from what she had on hand. Well, I ended up being the only bidder (so got it at the minimum), and send in a copy of what #1 "needs". In the process of checking over the list, the vendor replied that she had about 150 of the cards and if I'd like the extra 50 that would just be another $10 ... which brought down the cost-per-card to around a quarter (such a deal!).
This afternoon I ran the list of what we ended up getting through my "low reference retail site" an found that the mix of cards we got would have run pretty close to an even $600.00 (with individual cards ranging from $1.00 to $10.00 there) ... meaning that I got these at not my "target" 1/7th of retail, but 1/15th of retail! Sure, shelling out $40 for a bunch of Pokemon cards at a go is WAY more than I typically go, but I think Daughter #1 will be thrilled to get such a haul at once for her birthday.