For those who are in New York or plan to visit and want to give raw jeans a shot for 79 bucks check out Uni Qlo. I was just in NY and they had the ads plastered all over the subways. I visited their Soho location and picked up a pair of blue selvage denim for $79. They have regular fit and skinny fit, in both black and blue. This is the cheapest I have seen raw denim. I was surprised when I rolled up the leg to see they were selvage.
It is a cool store to check out. Kind of a cross between a variety of different mid to low end clothing retailers.