When they came out they were higher than that and dealers do not get much markup. A number of people on this forum paid the full price of $296.95 (as still listed as MSRP on Nikon USA web site) from Amazon associate dealers and discovered them to be fake. Go back the archives 18 months ago and there was quite a stir about it.
Unless Nikon has dropped the wholesale price dramatically, I would be wary of the $214 because it is at or below the deal cost. Amazon is selling it or one of their associate dealers? $85 for a Nikon grip? Really. Dealer margin on Nikon cameras like the D800 is 10% and accessories higher, up to 40% but less for grips and anything with a serial number. I saw the dealer invoice for a shipment of D7000, D4 and D800 4 months ago that discount was still in effect. There is no reason for it being so expensive, it is not all metal as claimed on this forum, it is about 50% of each plastic and metal. Stan St Petersburg Russia