Welcome to Epic. Used skis, all good. Try fleabay or better, demos at ski shops. Go for something recent, in the high 80 mm range. Used boots, maybe. If you can find a pair where you like the shells, and they're in decent shape, meaning just a season or two old, you'll get 70-90% depreciation, then just invest in an Intuition or Zipfit liner, and you'll have a premium fit for about third of the cost of a new boot. Also, if you buy the liner at a shop, they'll likely be willing to do work on the shells too. Caveat: You need to know that the shells will be a good fit first. That means either going with what you already know works (brands evolve their lasts, but seldom change dramatically) or far better, try the boots and shells before buying. So ski club sales, that kind of thing is great if you have any nearby. Otherwise, mtcyclist is pretty much right.