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Did I just get taken?

3Pedals6Speeds3Pedals6Speeds Posts: 439
edited 8:47AM in EggHead Forum
I ordered 8lbs of Tri-Tip from the local butcher, and didn't ask when I called what the per lb cost was. I showed up and it was $7.99 a pound. I've never done Tri-Tip before, and this seems like a lot.

Ignorance on my part, or did I get taken?
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  • tach18ktach18k Posts: 1,607
    That all depends, I have seen it as low as $3.79lb, for Choice here in California, I also have seen it for more like $5.45lb. It also depends on what grade of meat it is. If it is select you got taken, if it is Prime it may be OK.
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  • Richard FlRichard Fl Posts: 7,821
    Hope you got top shelf beef, What part of the country are you in??

    http://www.lobels.com/store/main/item.asp?item=129
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  • The last ones I got were 3.99 a lb. but you might have a better grade.
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  • Stuff appears to be very high quality.

    I'm in MI.
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  • GeoGeo Posts: 53
    CAB (Certified Angus Beef) tri tip goes for around 5.49 per pound, so unless you got prime or CAB you were taken.You find choice for around 3.99 to 4.99 per pound but there is no consistancy in the quality.
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  • depends where you is ... i am in the phila. burbs and it is not common here,, guys were posting about it for a year before that cut showed up and only at wegmans,, grade of beef effects price as well ... here, at that price, i would expect usda choice.
    bill
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  • FlaPoolmanFlaPoolman Posts: 11,670
    $3.50 a pound here if I buy a whole pack,,, about 20 pounds
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  • Sound about what the local independent grocers/whole paycheck charge for the organic stuff.
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  • EGGARYEGGARY Posts: 1,222
    You got the tri-tip from a local butcher. He might not buy as much as lets say a Costco, so the price of the tri tip might be a bit higher. Also the grade of the tri tip is a factor as well.

    Enjoy it anyways.

    Gary
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  • thirdeyethirdeye Posts: 7,428
    I ordered 8lbs of Tri-Tip from the local butcher, and didn't ask when I called what the per lb cost was. I showed up and it was $7.99 a pound. I've never done Tri-Tip before, and this seems like a lot.


    Well, no matter how you slice it.....I think 8 pounds is 8 pounds.
    Happy Trails
    ~thirdeye~

    Barbecue is not rocket surgery
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