youre gonna need much more than just a few traps. look at the mb550(minnesota brand)( http://www.fntpost.com/Products/MB+Coil+...+Offset+Jaws%29
has the best prices i have found in regards to price and shipping... all considered.
you cant just sling a few traps. dying and waxing is the least of your worries. get a metal container big enough to boil 5 gallons of water and all your traps. i got mine at a hardware store. i got an old crock pot and i put 5 lbs of trap wax in it, i dip each trap individually.
youre still going to need at minimum to go out and trap... not including traps...
* a bucket or pack basket(i recommend the basket, the weight in your arms gets tiring fast.
* a couple different lures and baits, fox urine
* dry dirt(free under a bridge) or waxed dirt/buckwheat hulls in these freezing conditions
* s hook tool
* 3 in 1 - hammer/shovel/trowel tool
* staking system(i like disposables, i reuse them)
* two pairs of gloves, one for working dirt/traps, the other for handling lures.
* pan screens(can make your own with wax paper if you wish)
* if disposable stakes... a driver
getting into trapping isnt cheap, if you go cheap traps and only pick up the basics you could prob get a dozen dukes, nothing fancy and everything to go for $300.
i dont recommend buying a used trap unless its modified, base plated, swivels, good chain and a shock spring already in it. its just not worth the time or money tunining someone elses junk.
look at it like this too... say you buy a duke trap for $9. if you add good chain, good swivels, a shock spring, base plate it.... you have more in a cheap china trap than if you spent the money on a good one right from the start.
get a video, it will teach you a ton. this guy is out of pa, he shows you how to make sets, talks about traps... a good video for a beginner. its focused on coyotes, but pretty much all trap setups are the same unless you run conibears and are looking to trap water lines.