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Read over a few of the topics. There are many about how you can make your own equipment.
Other than that, keep an eye out in the For Sale section as well as on Craigslist. If you are patient, and know what you are looking for (which after some research you will) you can find some very good deals.
Also, I recommend finding and joining your local beekeeper's association. Occasionally they do some raffles for bees, and there are a few groups out there that will give starting beekeepers a free set of woodenware and bees if you qualify.