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Old 04-09-2014, 07:47 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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Yeah, steak prices have been shocking me the last few years. I guess it's chicken, pork or fish!
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Old 04-09-2014, 08:37 PM
 
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Check out some of these flyers before you complain: (g)


http://www.acvaluecenter.com/flyers/

Check out the Bethel store.
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Old 04-10-2014, 05:39 AM
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This is a bit funny, I've noticed for grassfed organic beef the grassfed organic bison is the same price. It never use to be this way, as bison use to always be more costly. You can buy in bulk from Costco/Sams Club, but I wouldn't be first in line for the regular commercially farmed meat. They do sell organic chicken, bison, beef, and wild caught seafood that seems to be reasonably priced. The world's population is what makes everything commercial and food quality low.
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Old 04-19-2014, 01:15 PM
 
Location: In a house
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This week's local ads (in Connecticut, a high cost-of-living state), in a normal chain supermarket (not a discount place):

85% lean ground beef: $4.49/lb
92% grass-fed "organic" ground beef: $5.99/lb
Semi-boneless rib steak: $8.99/lb
Petit sirloin: $5.99/lb

Here's another store's ad:
85% lean ground beef (this is ground in-store here): $4.49/lb
Eye round roast: $4.99/lb

Now here's a local specialty store - primarily a meat market but it caters to a host of ethnic groups, primarily - Italian, Jamaican, and Haiti - in a run down area of New Haven, CT:

Prime ribroast $4.88/lb
Boneless delmonico: $5.99/lb
Petit portion filet mignon: $6.99/lb
Eye roast: $3.99/lb

Because this store specializes in meat, they usually buy whole sides of beef, and cut it right there, like an old fashioned butcher. But they're pretty huge, the size of a normal supermarket. They have lines out the door on weekends just to get in, so they can get better prices, and pass along some of the savings to their customers. They also have unusual game, like moose and caribou meat, fresh local turkeys, rabbit, etc. etc.

Point of this post is though - I'm just not seeing the "sticker shock" happening beyond alarmist news articles. The reality just isn't reflecting the story.
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Old 04-19-2014, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Alaska
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I shopped yesterday and thought maybe a steak for dinner but after looking at the prices - no thanks! They'll have to reduce that price by 50% before that piece of meat makes it into my shopping cart.
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Old 04-19-2014, 04:32 PM
 
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I shopped yesterday and thought maybe a steak for dinner but after looking at the prices - no thanks! They'll have to reduce that price by 50% before that piece of meat makes it into my shopping cart.
sounds like my attitude at whole foods....
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Old 04-19-2014, 04:35 PM
 
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This week's local ads (in Connecticut, a high cost-of-living state), in a normal chain supermarket (not a discount place):

85% lean ground beef: $4.49/lb
92% grass-fed "organic" ground beef: $5.99/lb
Semi-boneless rib steak: $8.99/lb
Petit sirloin: $5.99/lb

Here's another store's ad:
85% lean ground beef (this is ground in-store here): $4.49/lb
Eye round roast: $4.99/lb

Now here's a local specialty store - primarily a meat market but it caters to a host of ethnic groups, primarily - Italian, Jamaican, and Haiti - in a run down area of New Haven, CT:

Prime ribroast $4.88/lb
Boneless delmonico: $5.99/lb
Petit portion filet mignon: $6.99/lb
Eye roast: $3.99/lb

Because this store specializes in meat, they usually buy whole sides of beef, and cut it right there, like an old fashioned butcher. But they're pretty huge, the size of a normal supermarket. They have lines out the door on weekends just to get in, so they can get better prices, and pass along some of the savings to their customers. They also have unusual game, like moose and caribou meat, fresh local turkeys, rabbit, etc. etc.

Point of this post is though - I'm just not seeing the "sticker shock" happening beyond alarmist news articles. The reality just isn't reflecting the story.
prime rib at 4.88lb is a good deal! as is the delmonico price at 5.99lb


the prices to the stores have levelled off ,,starting to go down a bit,,,,even on pork..
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