With the internet, you can see almost any model of ‘ukulele you wish to buy. Here is a list of some of the main ‘ukulele manufacturers and their websites.
High quality ‘ukuleles:
Middle to budget ‘ukuleles:
(I would have included Hilo ‘ukuleles in this list, but I couldn’t find a link)
Competition has weeded out most of the really bad ‘ukuleles. Just remember that you get what you pay for. Once you choose the model you like, go to the music store if you can and use my “Buying Tips” for a guideline of what to look for.