I'm trying to get one to build a pulk as well.
I've done a reasonably thorough price check, searching everyway I could think of. That's why I posted here. Paris does sell them in minimum quantities to sporting goods, outdoor gear, hunting and fishing stores in New England. Places like Menards, Gander Mountian, and Dunham Sports. The stores sell them for about $30. I'm at the opposite corner of the U.S. The only place I can find them on-line is through Amazon from Vendors that are apparently adding exhorbitant mark-ups. I may just have to bite the bullet and pay the $200, it's still cheaper than traveling to the Northeast and bring one back.