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wahoowad
01-31-2018, 07:23 PM
In December my Costco prime brisket was $2.99. Last week it was up to $3.29.

Do the prices fluctuate seasonally? Regionally?

I know it isn't much, but it was a 10% jump that caught my eye :twitch:

Sooner21
01-31-2018, 07:29 PM
I paid $2.67 last month at Sam's and yesterday they wanted $3.59. I didn't get one yesterday... I'm guessing Costco is the same.


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Jason TQ
01-31-2018, 07:30 PM
Yes. I see similar changes here in GA. $3.29 is what is was last weekend and is still a steal in my area. Everywhere else wants the same for choice :shock:. Sams has no Prime here.

SmokerKing
01-31-2018, 07:35 PM
I've seen $3.00 - $3.29 at Costco for Prime brisket

tribbq
01-31-2018, 08:00 PM
I wonder if Sam's/Costco increase price during Super Bowl week demand. Hoping prices go back down...

ssv3
01-31-2018, 08:10 PM
Always fluctuates. I've seen it from $2.69 to as high as $4.49/lb. Not just brisket either.

JohnnyVanWinkle
01-31-2018, 08:51 PM
Costco prime brisket $2.79 to $3.99 over past year in Florida.

thirdeye
01-31-2018, 09:28 PM
We ordered a case of boneless prime rib roasts a couple of weeks before Christmas and my Sam's club quoted a range of price but could not lock us in... so the fluctuations could be every couple of days.

Beentown
01-31-2018, 09:52 PM
The unit price escalates but the case price rarely changes.

Last year when Costco PRIMES were $3.99/pound unit price the case price was $2.58/pound. They were $2.58/pound case price when it was also $2.99 unit pricing.

I'd recommend buying by the case if possible. Buy 4, get 1 free ;)

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smoke ninja
01-31-2018, 09:58 PM
The unit price escalates but the case price rarely changes.

Last year when Costco PRIMES were $3.99/pound unit price the case price was $2.58/pound. They were $2.58/pound case price when it was also $2.99 unit pricing.

I'd recommend buying by the case if possible. Buy 4, get 1 free ;)

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This is good to know. Im gonna see if they'll let me pick em like you do. My Costco is pretty customer friendly, especially the managers.

Czarbecue
01-31-2018, 11:40 PM
The unit price escalates but the case price rarely changes.

Last year when Costco PRIMES were $3.99/pound unit price the case price was $2.58/pound. They were $2.58/pound case price when it was also $2.99 unit pricing.

I'd recommend buying by the case if possible. Buy 4, get 1 free ;)

So a case of brisket is only 4 packers? Or is that just the price/brisket ratio? Last time I bought 4 briskets at once was when Kroger had a grand opening and Choice was $1.69 a pound :shock:

mtmota
02-01-2018, 01:29 AM
Yeah Costco go as low as 2.69 and up to 3.99. Smaller briskets always make it hurt less. Still when it comes down to it 20 bucks for cooked brisket to 4 bucks per lb and a chance to make enough to feed multiple people and still have left overs. Itís all relative....


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Pork Floyd
02-01-2018, 05:46 AM
Iíve been watching the price of brisket at Restaurant Depot and Gordonís here in Buffalo and the price jumped about 20% in the last 10 day.

Burnt at Both Endz
02-01-2018, 08:24 AM
Could be the time of year for St Patties Day and all the corned beef?

Jrogers84
02-01-2018, 08:44 AM
Could be the time of year for St Patties Day and all the corned beef?

Genius

Beentown
02-01-2018, 11:47 AM
So a case of brisket is only 4 packers? Or is that just the price/brisket ratio? Last time I bought 4 briskets at once was when Kroger had a grand opening and Choice was $1.69 a pound :shock:Depends on the size of the briskets in the case. Usually 5. Buy 4, get one free reference.

When I pick through them my meat manager considers a case 80 pounds or more.

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Wildonionab
02-01-2018, 01:17 PM
I wish I could find brisket that cheap. $22per kg around here

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jbelson
02-01-2018, 07:59 PM
I just saw a price drop from monday to thursday, so yeah, they do change

Sid Post
02-02-2018, 02:14 PM
Some of it is seasonal like Superbowl Sunday. Take chips and beer, they are getting cheaper. High demand for meats is pushing prices up for consumer quantities.

Case quantities are going to be driven more by slaughter prices. If a steer costs more, so does its meat!

BillN
02-02-2018, 02:22 PM
Yes, my Costco the price has fluctuated from $2.99 to $5.99 a pound.

Beentown
02-02-2018, 02:43 PM
Cases were $2.42/pound at mine today. RD had choice for $2.80 per.



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zmhill
02-02-2018, 03:57 PM
Brisket fluctuates between about $2.69 and $3.99 a pound here in Raleigh, NC. 3.99 during peak outdoor cooking months, it seems. Late fall they dropped to 2.69 and have climbed slowly since. Just paid 3.29 for one the other day.

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wahoowad
02-02-2018, 05:37 PM
Maybe I should freeze a few before the price climbs? I'm spoiled and expect to be paying 2.99 - 3.29 :-P

Norm
02-02-2018, 05:44 PM
They we're $3.29 at the local Costco today for prime.

RedFlowerBBQ
02-02-2018, 06:44 PM
Always does depending on what's going on in the markets

Burnt at Both Endz
02-02-2018, 08:12 PM
Maybe I should freeze a few before the price climbs? I'm spoiled and expect to be paying 2.99 - 3.29 :-P

A real brisket cook ALWAYS walks by the cooler and looks for an exceptional deal, no matter the price.

I think I have six in my freezer, two Waygus, two Creekstone primes, and a couple choice flats. I feel like I'm brisket poor though.:cool: