You know how much I've spent on airsoft stuff? About $1100.
I can't really "save" either but I figured out a way to get quality stuff. I'm a university student who has to pay for tuition, housing, books, food, etc.
If you get AV'ed you might be able to pick up a fixer upper GBB for ~$100 and a fixer upper AEG for ~$250 but that's the best if you want quality (you'll probably have to dump $100-150 on those guns if you want to get them working again and you have good mechanical aptitude/knowledge).
Otherwise just stick to the Canadian Tire crapsoft stuff.
ಠ_ಠLess QQ more Pew Pew
READY TO >> RACE