If you're going to a tourney, or even just out to go ball... See if anyone you know that plays paintball wants to carpool. Sometimes cramming eight gearbags into your buddy's miata just won't work, but don't be ashamed to ask your mom to borrow her minivan! It may not look cool, but everyone saves money on gas, which equals more play time.
I'll be the first to admit, I like shiny new stuff... Who doesn't? Sometimes money's tight, when you go to a practice, wear an old baggy t-shirt and save your team jersey for games, your jersey will last longer, which saves you $60 replacing it if it gets wrecked at a hard day of practice. Last year's gear works for this too(if you didn't already sell it.)
We all know you can shoot 25bps semi, but at a practice, who cares? Practice is to help you pinpoint your shot, cap yourself, conserve paint for future practices.
Check your local goodwill for new gear or a new gearbag. It may sound crazy, but sometimes you get lucky. I got brand new Nike Landshark cleats for $3 at my local goodwill.
There are plenty of ways to make your own speed feeds, barrel swabs, caddys and almost every other small nessesity you'd need. Youtube is your best friend.
I'm not some "Go Green!" nutjub, but hear me out. If you drink alot of bottled water, or soda, recycle the bottles and cans, at five cents a pop you may have yourself a case of paint in no-time.
Don't be afraid of buying used:
Buying used gear allows you to save huge stacks of cash. You can get discounts up to a few hundered buying used. It's not for everyone, and it scares alot of people, but there are tons of guides to help you through your purchase.
I'll keep adding to this, but here are a few penny pincher tips for now.
This post has been edited by Senior SL8R: 13 April 2012 - 11:43 AM