I just paid $11.00 at the dealer. I've come to expect this. Just like the car dealers. Sometimes I wonder if these guys make more $ selling bikes or parts. In the case of the bikes, I don't grumble. I'm happy once I get my part and forget about the price. Then I go riding. :)
I just paid $11 for a needle from the local Zook dealer and they also had to order it.
Sounds like that is what you might have to do.
You could also check at www.carbparts.com they do have a $20 minimum so order a couple other jets. They didn't have my needle so that may not work for you either. They have about the best price and availibility I have found it they do have it.