Close, but not quite $200. The Rio Grande Vintage Tallboy pickup set alone sells for over $300 after tax. It started as a '94 Peavey Predator- made in USA, and it's a keeper.
I got a deal on the Schaller tuners and everything in it- that kept the cost down.
Alex Hutchings quickly uses the side of his pinkie or pulls it by hooking with a diff. finger (obviously after much practice). This is demonstrated on Room 335, where he and Jess Lewis take turns on parts of the song.
Dio mentioned 'flicking' in his post, and that's a good way to describe...