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Mr. Bo
05-14-2013, 08:42 AM
My local Safeway, who haven't had a brisket in the five years I've been here, had these last Sunday. At that price they probably still have them...

SmokinJohn
05-14-2013, 08:52 AM
..and at that price, probably won't get any more......

Bluehawg
05-14-2013, 08:54 AM
Prices like that make me want to shoot a cow myself.

that is all.

HeSmellsLikeSmoke
05-14-2013, 08:55 AM
I guess you didn't notice that the Ranchers reserved that flat just for you?

Grabnabber
05-14-2013, 09:09 AM
That's what they go for in Safeway around here. RD has better prices, though. :mrgreen:

Porcine Perfection
05-14-2013, 09:14 AM
Not sure what you are complaining about. You save a whopping $0.30 a pound with your card. :wink:

ButtBurner
05-14-2013, 09:14 AM
flats go for that around here

packers are a different story

hamiltont
05-14-2013, 09:18 AM
Go in there on May 31 and make them an offer to take that "old" meat off their hands. For you it will be nicely "wet aged". When we lived in towns that had Safeway stores they were always way over priced. I guess they were targeting the Yuppies or some such of upity group of people. Never understood how they stayed in business....

Mr. Bo
05-14-2013, 09:23 AM
I never expect to see any brisket in there so I always go to the meat market in a neighboring town for mine. Plus I rarely buy a flat. Guess that's why it seemed so high to me.

Teltum
05-14-2013, 09:34 AM
It is Giant Eagle high... for a flat it is high... I paid 2.49 at GFS when I heard of the HEB .99/lb. But that was full packer price. I had to trim myself. Full packer at my butcher is 3.50 a pound. Just a pure flat at 5.70/lb is high, not oh my god high but high. (Organic Grass fed black angus packer prices running 9-10/lb last I have heard.)

criffaaa1
05-14-2013, 09:49 AM
that's ridiculous I can get choice packers for 2.49 a pound at wally world.

VanderLaan
05-14-2013, 10:19 AM
There is a County Market here in the boonies that prices their brisket like that. Funny thing is, that slot of the meat case is always packed full. :-?

wormraper
05-14-2013, 10:20 AM
that's the average price for brisket ANYWHERE down here in tucson. safeway, walmart , fry's, bashas , you name it. $4.99 -$5.99 a lb is standard

midwest_kc
05-14-2013, 10:24 AM
I got prime at Sam's for, I think, $2.59/lb the other day.

Porcine Perfection
05-14-2013, 10:27 AM
Okay, this got my curiosity up so I did a quick search. Ranchers Reserve Beef. (http://beefmagazine.com/mag/beef_love_tender?page=1) I have never had this brand so there may be something to it, or it may be a load of crap to charge $5.69 for the worst cut on the cow.

Bamabuzzard
05-14-2013, 10:31 AM
Beef in general is just high. Unless I just want sliced brisket I will now buy a chuckie and save my money. Pork is no where near as high as beef and I'm not made out of money. So I do more pork than beef right now.

ButtBurner
05-14-2013, 11:17 AM
Beef in general is just high. Unless I just want sliced brisket I will now buy a chuckie and save my money. Pork is no where near as high as beef and I'm not made out of money. So I do more pork than beef right now.

around me chuck is usually higher or the same as a packer briskey.

Mr. Bo
05-14-2013, 11:22 AM
that's the average price for brisket ANYWHERE down here in tucson. safeway, walmart , fry's, bashas , you name it. $4.99 -$5.99 a lb is standard

Is that for a packer or a flat?? The Douglas meat market was $2.59 for a packer two weeks ago when I bought four.

wormraper
05-14-2013, 11:31 AM
Is that for a packer or a flat?? The Douglas meat market was $2.59 for a packer two weeks ago when I bought four.

I've never even SEEN a packer, only flats

Bamabuzzard
05-14-2013, 11:40 AM
around me chuck is usually higher or the same as a packer briskey.

In our parts they run chuck roast on sale more than briskets.

Porcine Perfection
05-14-2013, 11:48 AM
I've never even SEEN a packer, only flats

But you make up for it with tri-tips.

BBQdisciple
05-14-2013, 01:04 PM
still cheaper than what the sell them for here in eastern VA

zzrudyzz
05-14-2013, 06:37 PM
Must be nice to get those kind of prices. I was just thinking $6/lb wasnt bad but i guess that because it is very hard to find brisket of any sort around here.

El_Capitan
05-14-2013, 06:42 PM
Here prime is 13-15 per pound a a 13 lbs untrimmed brisket is around 60. It's probably good I don't live in the states. I'd be bbq's every night.

gotribe28
05-14-2013, 06:47 PM
that's ridiculous I can get choice packers for 2.49 a pound at wally world.

Just saw today while I was there $1.79 lb....

Mr. Bo
05-14-2013, 06:58 PM
After reading some of these posts it sounds like I should be happy. And I am cause I didn't buy one. :)

Faston
05-14-2013, 08:25 PM
I just paid $1.99 lb for a full packer here locally. This is the same small grocery store that had pork butts w/bone :) for .97 lb. This small local store seems to know what the heck folks like us are buying and I am now doing lots of other shopping there. Butcher is a real nice guy too.
Life is good :)

Mr. Bo
05-14-2013, 08:39 PM
That's why I use the Douglas Meat Market. Better price and not enhanced with other junk. Wish I could get em that cheap out here though. Those are some great prices!