I wouldn't give up totally on MOC purchasing through ebay or other online sites. Just be wary and ask tons of questions. Anyone seller/collector that won't send you any photo that you want most likely has something to hide and isn't worth dealing with. The awesome seller/collectors want you to be happy with your purchase and proud to have said figure in your collection. I do sell on eBay and even with items that I feel aren't in great condition or command high value are always describe with fine detail and treated like mint. I want the new owner to know what he/she is getting and that it has come from a loving home.