Well thanks to Jon I found Atlanta Barber Supply down in the same part of town as the new Georgia Aquarium.
I was in there today and bought my first Merkur, a 23C. As a mater of fact I got the last one they had in the house. While it's not the top of the line it will get me started for now. There are some really nice folks in there. They are most helpful and except for the Merkurs now being out of stock they have a very nice selection.