you can find some great deals on longbows on Ebay. just be sure not to overbow! you may out grow it resonably soon but it depends it appears the trend is towards lower poundage bows ive spent my whole life as an archer working upwards in draw weight but that only cover aboutt he last 522 years. there are so many great used bows out there you cant go wrong with a little research. Any bow you get interested in will probabaly have a former owner of that model or a member here will know some one who had one and can tell you about them.
so dont be locked into new when you may be able to find a really sweet used bow for even less money.