Darrell--Don't give up on the local stuff--Its out there! Just when you think there isn't any left around, it will come faster than you can pay for it and then all of a sudden----nothing again for a while! Just be patient and keep looking!
As for ebay, I buy a lot on there, and I have to admit, I think I've gotten 3 repop items but the owners were usually more than ready to take them back except for 1 woman that was convinced I was making it up! I filed a complaint with Paypal and they froze her account until it was settled! With her account frozen, she was awfully willing to accept the return of the item! Anytime its something that fairly expensive and I'm not absolutely sure of its authenticity, I just pass on the item and save the money for something else! I have a friend that contacts the owners when hes not sure on an item, and gets a NO QUESTIONS ASKED return policy from them or he won't bid!
Whatever the case,----keep looking!!--KEVIN
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