Definitely get verified besides allowing you to find guns for cheaper than they are commercially sold (though the vast majority are used guns but in good condition) and giving you access to guns that may not be in stock at the store, it also let's you get involved with alot of airsfot related activities that are organized through Airsoft Canada.
As for getting good AEG for around $150, I seriously doubt it. However in my noobish opinion you can get a decent AEG for for under $300 such as a CYMA or Echo1 or even a G&G. However as you get more into airsoft you will likely to want to upgrade or replace those guns but for starters they are excellent in my opinion.
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