Originally Posted by Ukshishafan
If you had a $100-150 budget like you said, I would pick up a reasonably priced Khalil Mamoon Hookah, grab some initial 50g boxes of tobacco, some coals, maybe a nammor hose and let the good times roll!
Personally, I recommend a single hose unless you're smoking with large groups. With just one or two people, it's traditional to share the hose.
But, if you're dead set on getting a multi-hose rig, you can be the envy of almost everyone with a KM. These are in your price range and come with an upgraded hose.
You'll also notice that most of them have a choice of bases so you can get a clear one.