Totally beginner spinner here. Not graduated to a wheel yet, although I have one literally 2 feet away... shop Craigslist! And eBay! I lost a fabulous deal on eBay due to my poor timing of rummaging through my fleece stash (Doh!), only to find a much better deal on Cragslist. I bought it the next morning. Over $1200 worth of equipment for $250!
*** Your results may vary, these bargains not typical.