Ok. So I've introduced myself on the intros thread (hi), and I've added a post to the wanted forum. I've requested access to the swf facebook group as well. I've been lurking on here for a while (having started reading about Toy Toni and other various scammers originally on rebelscum) and have taken the plunge to get more involved as it seems a nice community and people are really helpful
I'm into my astromechs and have a decent number of modern droids, but I've been thinking more and more recently that I'd appreciate a couple of vintage items in my collection. I've already got a couple of nice condition vintage loose figures and I want to get what I would consider one or two expensive central display MOC items to go with the rest of my figures (probably getting on for sixty or so of them now).
I know there are a huge amount of variables that go with assessing the value of a MOC figure, but I wanted to know if there are any resources or ball park figures I could use when looking for items online, on forums, on ebay etc. I'm thinking in terms of general value for cardback versions for example, so I don't end up spending a fortune on something that's readily available.
If the answer to this rambling post is 'go and do your homework' or 'check what ebay sold listings are' that's absolutely fine, although from reading on here ebay isn't necessarily the best place to understand the VALUE of an item, more what casual collectors (like me probably) are willing to pay. If I do need to go out and learn about what's good/bad value, what to look for/avoid, if you could point me in the right direction for resources that cover this in detail that would be great.
Or alternatively if you want to sell me something that will simplify things even more