It also depends on how cheap it is ,add it up. For example from AM you can get a tuner and 3 tunes for 379. If you get a used tuner for 150 and still want 3 cool tunes for another 150 , your at 300 bucks. Thats only 80 bucks cheaper in the long run. Now you add an intake to that and the package deal is even better.
If I wasnt saving for FI I would have bought a intake tuner package buy now, but I still think I Should just pick one up for the time being anyway, at least the tuner isnt a waste if ever can afford FI. And if I get in in a package and divided it up the C&L racer only costs me like 200 bucks.