Don't mean to burst your bubble but there's no way you can get a roadbike for $100-$200. Even at the big box stores (at least around here). And there is no way I'd get a bike from a big box store, they're sloppily built, have crappy components and are generally a pain to ride. No matter what the name is on the frame.
Even used is a stretch, the used bikes that will be there may very well be old and you'll end up paying additional $ for repairs.
What I would do is go into your LBS (actually, try several) and get a feel for the market. Test ride some as well so you know what you like. And then save up. A good entry-level roadbike from the LBS is going to cost you around $500, and don't forget to budget for extras...
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