patience my be in order here too
I chose to start slow a little over a year ago. I watched eBay and the buy/sell forums for the items I wanted to get started. I wasn't in a hurry and just picked up items a piece at a time. I just bought ammo during this time and saved the brass for my "start date". I ended up with mostly Lee equipment which is working just fine. I have accumulated around $400 in equipment and components. Spreading the purchase out helped me afford the whole setup to make my reloading easier, more accurate, safer and more enjoyable.