Midwest is offering a starter kit through Groupon for a half off until march 27.
If you are interested see:
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Add a small bottle of Star-San and get yourself a spray bottle, and that would be a pretty good low-risk setup; if you kept brewing and later upgraded, nothing in that setup would go to waste (I still use my initial kit buckets for various purposes), and if you decided it wasn't for you, it would be easy to unload on Craigslist.
All you'd need then is a kettle and about 48 bottles. Bottles can be scrounged from friends before bottling day, cleaned, and sanitized. Try asking around if someone has a 8-gallon or larger SS or aluminum kettle. (Oh, and on the bottles, a jet bottle washer and a Vinator are helpful... but now we're into add-ons ;-) )