if your buying your meat at a "wholesale club" or a grocery store you are wasting money. restaurant depot has good prices but are hit or miss on quantity. every now and then they will be a little cheaper than my pork distributor but wont have anymore than a few cases of ribs or not have enough butts. if you hook up with a good distributor he'll probably deliver for free. my supplier is about 1 1/2 hours away and still brings it to me, FOR FREE. i have purchased from us foods and the prices were good but i didnt like the brand they carried. even if your buying small amounts sams club cant even come close and at the end of the year, which is all that matters, your going to be pissed on how much more you could have saved by staying away from those places.