The reason you got a "great deal" on those bindings is because they're junk. If you were bound and determined to stick with Burton, you should've gotten some Cartels or Malavitas.
On what basis do you say that. "Lower end" Burton bindings esp. the Mission and Customs have pretty much the same solid construction (other than slightly lower end ratchets), just fewer features.
Hint: If dcsnow says the same thing, it is time to re-consider your post