I decided to start small to see how much I would enjoy it, so I tried to keep the price down a little. I had some extra money and made the purchase. $75 for the stand from Target and a $10 polyester hammock from Wal-Mart. Set it up at around 9:30 PM and sat in it through 11:00 PM and was absolutely loving it! I cannot to be able to purchase bigger, better, and more hammock accessories!