Where do you live?
When you say that you like the compounds...Have you shot any?
You say that you do not have any local shops....This could be an issue with purchasing a bow sight unseen. But, it is a doable thing.
If you do not have access to a bow mechanic, you will need to be able to work on your own bow.
All that said...what are you wanting to do with your new bow?
Take a kid with you. Show them the Great Outdoors. Pass it on.