King Crab is still turning up in my market @ $8.99 per lb. for jumbo.
Tanner Crab can still be had for $3.99 per lb. for #1's.
These are astounding prices!
Crab in shell product is cooked and frozen for transit and retailing. Thaw in the refridgerator and then roll in a wet cotton towel and nuke for best results.