For $25.00, I get frame of brood (with generous amount of nurse bees) and order a Queen for another $20.00=$45.00 can all together.
That is very cheap. In Finland cost of 3 frames nuc with queen is about 170 $. We do not use here package bees.
Package bees are slow to develope. It takes one month that first bees emerge from package nuc. Our summer is 3 months long.
If I would be in that situation I like to bye 3 frames brood and it will be a good start, if the cost is 75$. Soon I should have whole box of bees and full of brood.