Yeahn that is harsh. What do you think is the main reason for the hige mark up? Shipping costs? Government import fees? Combo of both? Seems like the last option is what drives it up so much. Regardless that is lame.
Do you have any home grown manufacturers who's prices are more in line? Of course if NS and Burton boards are going for such a high premium, then you'd be smart to get at least near that price and a huge profit margin.