I am not sure of the protocol here regarding giving a heads up on a sale. This is a ten day sale of Schmincke pastels, individual for $1.89 each, they have 299 colors. I will attach the link. Also it is a sale rather than an auction.
I checked some other art supplies and they ran $2.99 or $2.95 per stick.
I hope the link works, wasn't quite sure how to do it.
Actually I looked again and it is an auction, a multiple auction, with 600 sticks available.