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    Costco brisket prices

    Just before the 4th, I noticed a huge jump in brisket prices at the local Costco. Instead of the normal $3.29/lb or so, it shot up to $5.99/lb. Then yesterday I saw this: American wagyu brisket prices less than prime!

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    #2
    This weekend at the Costco in Colorado Springs the whole packers were $5.99 for Choice grade and $8.99 for the Choice flats.. I would have still paid the $5.99 if they had been prime.

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      #3
      Prime brisket $4.98/lb on Friday at Costco here. That’s down from $5.99/lb when I was there two weeks ago. Still way up from past times but heading the right way!

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        #4
        I would have definitely bought the Wagyu! $5 a pound for prime brisket at my local Costco which was the same price as choice IIRC.

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          #5
          My wife does not care for brisket, but I woulda bought that wagu hunk o' meat.
          Last edited by RonB; July 12, 2021, 05:30 PM.

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            #6
            I paid $4.98 a pound for a prime packer that was just under 18 pounds on Saturday at Sam's. I was hoping to wet age a while, but I was just informed that the gathering I'm cooking it for has been moved up to Thursday evening. Oh well.

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              #7
              been seeing prime for less than regular quite a bit lately on beef, ribs however are 6.75 a lb now, in hog country!!!!!

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                #8
                I remember when Corona was $0.25 a bottle.

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                • JGo37
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                  I've bought McGoo at 7 cents each. Let's see who knows where that was..

                • Potkettleblack
                  Potkettleblack commented
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                  Pretty sure corona is free for the asking, outside... ;-)

                • Deaf Arty
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                  Just saw this post and comments. JGo37 I used to get Sam McGoo in the Philippines and Okinawa when I was stationed there. Don't remember the price, but it sure was cheap.

                #9
                My question is about the Wagyu - will that be / is that common? I'd have to try that at almost any price, let alone at a bargain. I'm familiar with how American Wagyu was sourced and bred here - there's so many scenarios. Purebred line, mixed with local cattle... I wonder too how to tell what Costco is actually selling.

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                • PBCDad
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                  I saw it at Costco maybe 2 months ago. It's been there off and on since then. They had maybe 3 Wagyu briskets when I took that picture. If you had asked me 2 months ago, I would have said it'd be nice to try but I wouldn't spend that much on a brisket when I can get Prime for $3.29...

                #10
                Last brisket I purchased from Costco was a prime packer at $2.99 / pound.

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                  #11
                  My local Costco has had Prime brisket at 2.99/lb for darn near a year (3.29 before that). Then recently, just as you experienced, it jumped to 5.99/lb. A $45 packer now cost $90! Still some of the cheapest beef around, but I def got spoiled with the low prices.

                  Didn’t see any wagyu last time I was there, but I’ll keep an eye out for it next time.

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                    #12
                    Not seeing any packer briskets at Costco in NY. If anyone does please shout it out.

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                    • Dewesq55
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                      The Costco Business Center in Hackensack (about 2-3 minutes off of I-80) Usually has them - prime, too. I haven't been in some time, but it's where I'd go to find them if it were me. You don't need a business membership. Any membership will work. They have a giant walk-in refrigerated room with the meat and produce in it.
                      Last edited by Dewesq55; July 22, 2021, 03:11 PM.

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