Thanks a ton for your input. That really helped a lot. I will check out thetiebar for to get some ties really quick to replace my polyester collection and try and learn more about ties. Thanks for your suggestions on what to get for my core collection, that helps a TON.
I will +1 Mimo and give more advice.
Search the forum for Luxeswap and look at the ties he has there. You can bid on good used ties and get some for $30-50 that are pretty solid. If you win, pm spoopoker (the owner) and you get free shipping as a SF member.
If you want to get ties you can keep for a long time and be proud of, you should up your price-per-tie budget to around $100. You can get many nice lightly used ebay ties, Kent Wang ties, Panta ties on sale, etc. Even many ties at Sam Hober.