So I managed to pick up 2 core sets and an advanced TIE this afternoon and after skimming through the rules im amazed at how simple the rules are.
What is considered stupid money for the falon and slave?
That's definitely a good start there, Swede.
My initial purchase was 2 core sets, a standard TIE, a TIE Advanced, an X-Wing and a Y-Wing. Had tons of fun with just that for a good while.
I'd certainly look at a 1300 or 2400 for the Rebels, but don't pay out more than £30 including postage for either of them.
I'd recommend using the Amazon Marketplace as you can sometimes pick up stuff new for next to nothing. The downside to that is that a lot of them don't combine postage costs so it's no use for "bulk" orders.....
Other than that, enjoy!