I got a new job with a little more coin in my pocket, so I went ahead and purchased an MR Millennium Falcon off of Ebay last week. You can basically buy these things for half price now. They're still pricey but not a bad deal at a grand less than the original price.
In my humble opinion, there a few things people should know:
1) The shipping box is gigantic. GIGANTIC. All together, it weighs 74.8 lbs. There is a "smaller" box inside which containes the Falcon but even that box is pretty big.
2) Be very, very, very careful picking up the Falcon. I managed to break a little piece off of it by grabbing it in the wrong place. It's been fixed with some super glue, but I'm pretty mad at myself. Plus, there are directions telling you to have help when picking it up which I didn't read until it was too late.
3) I actually have a lot of picutres of the larger Falcon model made for ANH for comparison, and the detail on the MR Falcon is right on. If you like prop replicas, this is a must have.