I am not sure where you live, but IKEA, TJMAxx, Home Goods also carry good value cookware, Amazon is also a great source.
A friend of mine got a "Tool for the trade" Stainless Steel with Cooper bottom set at Macy's. The pots look and feel pretty good, I've used them a couple of times.
I think she payed about $150 for a 16 pcs set on Sale.
"Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are" Anthelme Brillat-Savarin