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I would rather pay the extra money for a far superior product like the LBGE and I'll continue to march (saving dollars) toward purchasing the LBGE.
I've tried D'Artagnan http://www.dartagnan.com/ and I've been very pleased with what was received. The product is delivered in a cooler box with dry ice and you can specify when you'd like to receive it.