Hi and be welcome!
$200 for a DVDROM drive? Wow that one must be made of gold. No really, these drives aren't very expensive nowadays. You can get a good drive for just $30 or so, that's not too much eh?
I'd recommend a LiteOn DVDROM (165 or 166 series) as they are very good alrounders (DAE, copy protections etc etc) and fairly priced. Besides that, the latest models by Asus seem to be doing quite well.
Another good drive was the Toshiba SD-M1712, but it's getting replaced by the 1812 right now, and that drive isn't really worth the slightly higher price (it handles less disc types than the LiteOn does).
If you want to find out lots of details on drives, just look up what models are available in your store(s) and do a search on our forums on those models.
Well good luck and let us know if there are any questions!