I love and hate the auctions--I bought a NYID Bliss and the next week they listed another one with a cute faceup for about 200.00 less than I paid for Bliss, but at the same time it's so fun to see the alternative makeups and styles that the Iplehouse artists come up with. They also have added a Buy It Now button so if you really, really want that particular doll you can swoop down and pick it up; though I am not sure it works if there are already bids put down?
Though at the moment, it seems like vermont chick is my discount Iplehouse supplier--she has downsized all her "big" dolls down to just a few and she now mostly has these little Dollmore and Raccoon Doll cuties, which I try not to look at too hard. They are very cute. You should check out her blog "As the Resin World Turns", link on the sidebar.