You would think so but reclaimed wood has a lot of handling and preparing before it can be used. You gain that instant patina that would take years to produce from new but you pay accordingly. But you can also take pride in the fact that you are recycling a product and giving it a new use.
NO ! You pay the big bucks for reclaimed wood unless you are getting it from a friend usually. "reclaimed wood" is a popular thing these days and popular usually means expensive. if you are looking for a deal on wood flooring, try to find some nice "slightly imperfect" going for sale. I found some nice solid walnut for less than laminate would cost. only a few end checks and sap pockets to look out for.