It depends a lot on what your definition of expensive is. Satara can be good, but you have to wait for the right time. Destira leos are pretty fair. I've had success with Dreamlight and sometimes GK as well. Snowdesigns does something cool;you can get a "grab bag" leo for only ten bucks. Just pick your size, and they'll send you a leo.
This time of year I love ebay for leos. You know the saying out with the old in with the new. A peak time of year to get rid of leos that are too small to make room for the new ones you want for the holidays.
I like Snowflake Designs. I needed some team leos really quickly and they delivered. Their customer service department is second to none! GIve them a call and see if they can help you. They have a nice website too.
I have a lot of luck on ebay. It's full of Mom's like us, offering leos a a very fair price. I have probably bought 30 over the years, and have not had a bad experience. And to be honest it's a lot of fun!
I do ebay a lot too. There's a lot on there and you have to be patient and keep checking, but if you do, you can get some amazing bargains. Over the years my best deals were a new with tags GK tank for $2.50 and a very nice new with tags GK competition suit with crystals for $25.00.
I get my dd's on e-bay, too. Every time she wears one she gets tons of comments. I tell them 'Oh, I got it for $10 on e-bay' and they're amazed. I've gotten a lot of hand-made ones that are beautiful. I've also bought GK there, usually worn but you can't even tell. Our gym also hosts a yard sale every year. There are families there selling tons of used leos. I got my dd 2 nice ones for $6 total!
I've always been happy with tumblewear.com. Decent prices(scrunchie included) and good customer service if your gymnast doesn't like the suprise leo you thought she would love!!!
Our gym just had a used leo sale. All leos donated by kids were priced at $10 and for each leo sold the team girls got $6 in their individual accounts and $4 went to the booster club. We sold 4 of my gymie's leos(so made $24) and she found 2 leos that she really liked---1 alpha factor and 1 gk(looks barely worn), so she is set for awhile.
i have one from this ebay seller and really like it. another girl has one of hers as well and it is made well. not name brand, but she has some good deals for new leos. http://myworld.ebay.com/maryskatewear/
okay i'm going to let everyone in on a big secret!
if you live near the PA area in any of the surrounding states, or if your visiting there for a gymnastics meet, stop by the GK outlet in allentown. they have all sorts of leos that are like 50% off regular price and stuff. i have a ton of leos from there. you can buy like 8 or 9 leos for under 150. AND if your daughter is small then they are that much more less expensive. they also have some cheer stuff there, and some gym supplies like tape (they sell like 10 rolls for $25, i get like 3 boxes everytime because i go through tape so easily) they also have ice skating stuff, if you have another daughter thats into that
anyways check it out! but don't tell anyone about this secret! jk