longboardsk8r has a lot of completes in the $200 range, not all are set up the way I would want but tastes vary......my choice for an all in wonder would be something like this and a set of freeride wheels (like Zombies, Sidewinders or Slide B's) to switch to when you want to get your slide on.
I wrote this a while back and it's still quite relavant
truck width is board dependent not skill level dependent....9" or less 150's otherwise 180's. For reverse kingpin trucks there are really only two types of trucks Randals and everything else...though technically Gullwing came first everything out there is a copy of Randals, they are good trucks especially now that Gravity owns them. your other choice for trucks would be Indy 215's (which are actually 183mm wide) however, as much as I like Indy's on a longboard they are an acquired taste (not everyone likes the way they turn). 180's are a pretty stock size for longboards....as guys go faster many claim that 190mm-205mm is more stable (I never found this to be so but I've only been to the mid 50mph range so what do I know?). The biggest issue for me has always been footbite. wheels protruding more than 1/2" past the board edge is asking for trouble in my book. For the Record though still a diehard Indy fan my two of my three DH boards a on Caliber trucks and the last is on Randals......
Good online stores include Mile High skates, East Coast Core Skates, and Longboard Skater, Something to think about, Longboards are built in batches and designs are constantly evolving.
What ever you do invest in or build a pair of gloves they are as important as your board and shoes. Also you will find that a large percentage of longboarders wear a helmet. Helmets don't have the stigma in longboarding that they do for streetskating not to mention many of us know someone who has been hurt or died because they weren't wearing one.
something else to think about....Concave. There are two very different types in the longboard world. Radial and the so-called lunchtray. Most of the boards pressed in Socal (Watson for instance) use a some variation on a Radial concave. Gravity, Earthwing, Sector9 and TuTone (there are numerous others) all have similar concaves (not that that is a bad thing). Then there is the Lunch Tray concave, relatively flat in the middle and scooping up on the edges, these are usually produced by small to midsized companies that do their own fabrication. Rayne, Landyatchz, Kebbek, Comet, Madrid, SodaFactory and there are others, all use some variation of the lunchtray, it takes more time to perfect and usually requires a mold for each type of board instead of a common mold that can be used for many types of board. The difference is that while radial concave hold you on the board Lunchtray hold you in. Of course lunch tray boards tend to cost more to make.
Wheels are a whole nuther can of worms....there are two basic shapes, round lip and hard lip and two basic urethanes, slidy and sticky. Race wheels have hard lips and sticky thane (Retro Zigs, Venom Canibals, Otang Inheats, Earthwing Smokers are examples). these tend to be more expensive and made from higher quality thane. Then there are the Freeride wheels which have slippery thane and rounded lips (Gravity Drifters, Hesher Snowballs, Landyatchtz Zombies, Venom Sidewinders, Abec11 freerides are examples) they are primarily designed for slide life, and tend to be less expensive (though not always) because you are going to destroy them pretty quickly. Next there are wheels that use a grippy shape but a slippery thane, Sometimes used for racing though more commonly used for highspeed freecarving/freeriding (Divine Touch, Abec11 Classic Zigs & Flashbacks, Phat Deans are good examples) they hold well in turns but are easier to slide than race wheels, basically go fast wheels for people who lack the Skills of a Kevin Reimer. Lastly there are the other side of freeride wheels sticky thane and rounded lips (Retro Freerides Metro Motion, Otang Stimulus are good examples) they tend to wear better than regular freeride wheels are usually more expensive. I'm not a fan of the slide as I consider it choppy though I have a set of Retro freerides for slippery garages....One could quite easily have a single board and a couple sets of wheels and get by in a variety of disciplines......I however don't....my three speed related boards
the blue one is my freeride board and in honesty the board I ride the most
the one with the ? marks is the board I grab when a hill scares me. it's stable at speed, comfortable, easy to slide without being overly drifty, and very confidence in spiring. The board with the green wheels is a Short wheelbase topmount. designed for technical DH, garage racing and the like. its the board I spend most of my Sundays on, packriding and railing corners