Depending on the used market in your local area, it may or may not be worth it. Shipping is always going to be a nuisance if your buying on eBay or craigslist, but sometimes when you are locked away from options, you end up lowering your standards. I would never pay that for a five year old setup. Keep your eyes peeled on here for used gear or wait for sales.
That's what I was thinking as well. The board I am using right now is 5 years old as well.
I found a '13 DC Mega Ply $250. I haven't really heard much about the quality of DC's boards though.