Jonaird They're fine for a beginner - intermediate. Any particular model you are looking at? They're certainly better than a Sanchez :thumbup:
I always mention finding something secondhand, you'll just get more bass for your $. Trawl Gumtree and Facebook;s SA music classifieds (Revolution, SAMIS).
If you have to have new, Sale season (October/November) is coming up, Bothners always do a rocktober thing and there's always some silly deals to be had around BLack Friday (29 November)