Any specs for the alibi board ? The deal sounds pretty good to me, burton bindings aren't the cheapest and you get boots with it. If the board sucks, it wasn't so expensive after all. If you are a beginner, the board will probably work for a year, even two. Also a good way to get a good board cheap is to look for boards from last year or the year before. They are usually good deals, a new board but cheap because it's older.