To be honest, I got into airsoft without spending more than 200 dollars.
That included my gun(charger, mag, battery too), bbs, goggles, marpat jacket/pants, and boonie(which I still haven't got from Coma).
I understand somepeople URGE others to buy higher brands and such. But then again are you going to play as much? if not why not start out with a broxa or kraken.