Originally Posted by BCsnowboardchik
Nope you're right about that, but with snowboards you might not know if its exactly what you want until you ride it, if you order online.
I would say most of your time and effort should be spent on buying proper boots, they will make or break your riding experience.
Bindings within reason aren't the most important thing of the setup, you just want to watch for the stiffness of the binding.
You can still have a good time on a piece of crap board but if your boots are crap you'll be miserable.
What he said. Expect atleast here in the US to pay around 200ish atleast for some good quality boots. Spend as much time as you can in shops trying on boots to find the most comfortable ones dont just buy it online. Bindings are something you can definately get away with buying used as long as they arent structurally broken or the ratchets rusted badly...board you can also use a used or last years board.
200ish on boots
200ish on board
rest on bindings