If you can find the old Honeywell Nikor reels, those are GOOD.
I stocked up on them when I found a bunch of them.
Some of the generics are OK, others are JUNK.
For your first reels I would get known good brands.
But as Andrew said, if you are buying used, you need to make sure that the reel is not damaged, because even a good reel will turn to junk if it is damaged.