Hey man, sorry to hear about your gear getting gaffed. Some people should spend less time scamming and more time earning their gear. I am sure all of these options listed so far may be good. But when I first started out I could not afford much, because my parents never could help me out. But I can afford a seasons pass now, every year, even if I need a new piece of gear. Thanks to eBay. I have purchased two complete setups for the price of ONE board from a shop. If you would have to wait for a board to get shipped from another shop, why not just try eBay? Just make sure you do your research on what you want first, then seek it out on eBay. You WILL find good deals on all of your gear there. Good Luck.