The thing is 3 Dollars Cardinal Tetra was April's old price about a year ago (When other were selling some where close to 5 dollars.) and April isn't immune to the fall of Canadian dollars.
Yup, you could probably cover your entire tank for under $50 in cuttings from the guys on the forum. Some guys have a great variety of unique plants too.Source your plants here from rkwong, Bien, and other growers and then sponsors like Pat and April and you'll get a much better deal. It won't cost you a fortune to populate your tank with plants. I know Tony1928 got some wonderful deals on his plants, right Tony?