For some reason, a lady was selling a large bag full of scissors (on Facebook). I thought I spotted a few pairs of decent fabric scissors in there so thought it was worth a punt. Turned out that there were only a couple of pairs of fabric scissors and 23 pairs of nail scissors, plus some decorative edge ones (which for the entire set is about £4...) and some general purpose school type, 35 pairs in total. Not a massive bargain, but I spent an enjoyable hour or so refurbishing the dressmaking scissors. One of them needed a new screw as it was completely stripped. Enough metal to get an M5 screw in there. The other pair, Japanese, were quite rusty at the pivot but a scrub with some light sandpaper and wire wool soon had them looking neater. A thorough sharpen on a whetstone means they're now both whizzing through fabric. Very satisfying/addictive refurbishing scissors. My mother-in-law asked me to sharpen her fabric shears (Ikea). They were blunt as anything but now, aside from the last couple of mm, they cut all the way up. If you look at the prices of vintage scissors on eBay, they're often not terribly expensive and if you are prepared to spend a few minutes on them, they'll last a lot longer than more expensive modern ones, I bet.