First off, welcome.
Yes, it's cheaper to buy now than in winter. It's cheaper on the internet than anywhere else with places like steepandcheap.com, brociety.com and whiskeymilita.com
Other sites had huge discounts in spring time and probably still have a lot left over are sierrasnowboards.com, backcountry.com, dogfunk.com, evogear.com.
Government - If you think the problems they created are bad, just wait until you see their solutions.
Screw being normal