Depends on how much you want to spend I suppose, you can nab a very nice old Stanley on ebay for $50 and under. There's plenty in great shape and sharp enough right from the get go..
After all if your primary goal is to spend as much money as possible I'm sure there's plenty of people willing to give you an expensive ride to the cleaners.. Heck, drop by my place if you really want to get taken to the cleaners..
I would definitely avoid any new Stanley's. I bit a few times and never will again. Old Stanleys pre 70s are generally fine tools.
I figured it's time to change my signature so hold your breath. This is it.