Hmmm... really? I got 'em shipped to my door from Axis for 236 bucks, and I grew up with the owner of that place... Hardly think he'd rip me off... I seen 'em in Canmore for 260 bucks... but in my opinion they're not worth 2 cents.
If you're not in Canada you got ripped off for sure. Cartels are selling for around $150 here in the states.
I have a set of 09' cartels and they are a nice set of all mountain bindings but, for the OP I would also recommend Rome targas. They are still enough for all mountain but has the adjustability and flexability to go inthe park when called for duty.