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  • gmascolo51
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    • Aug 2017
    • 222
    • Middletown, NJ

    Prime Brisket Price

    So I found a local butcher that has prime full packer briskets for $6.99/lb. Granted not many options here in NJ but does that price sound outrageous? I am thinking given shipping etc to order outside of NJ doesn’t seem that bad to me.
  • JPGators17
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    • Jan 2015
    • 447
    • Orlando, FL

    #2
    It's relative to your location. Coscto has prime packers for as low as $299/lb, from what I've seen. I think $6.99/lb is still better than the online prices I'm aware of, so not terrible.

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    • JoeSousa
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      #3
      When I was living in Florida before the Costco there started carrying briskets the only ones I found locally were choice briskets for $7 or $8 per pound. $6.99 for prime briskets from a butcher shop isn't outrageous for most parts of the country.

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      • gmascolo51
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        • Aug 2017
        • 222
        • Middletown, NJ

        #4
        Beggars can’t really be choosers in this neck of the woods so I think I’ll try one out and see how it is.

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        • Loren
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          • Apr 2019
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          • Texas

          #5
          That's not unreasonable for prime. And with brisket I think the extra cost of prime is worth the end result anyway.

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          • shify
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            • Jun 2017
            • 543
            • Westchester County, NY

            #6
            I’m in Westchester county NY. Neither Costco’s nor supermarkets around here ever carry packets. Finally found some at Sams Club in Elmsford, NY. Prime packers for about $3.29/lb if memory serves me correct. A special order from one of my local butchers would’ve been $9.99/lb. So considering where you are it isn’t outrageous but not great.

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            • panteracfh3
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              • Jul 2018
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              • Tewksbury, MA
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              #7
              Local butcher to me is ~$9 per pound. Agreed that it's relative to where you live.

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              • Troutman
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                #8
                We're somewhere between $3.49 and $3.79/lb for commodity prime full packer briskets at Houston Costcos. Grocery stores pretty much match those prices. I also occasionally buy American Wagyu at $6.99/lb. CAB full packers run about $5.99/lb from my butcher (comparable to prime).

                I'd have a hard time spending $7-8-9/lb. That's what they sell prime ribeyes for on sale.

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                • 101Airborne
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                  • Mar 2019
                  • 30
                  • Boulder Colorado

                  #9
                  I pay $3.99 at Costco in Superior, Colorado for a full packer prime.

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                  • fttank
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                    • Dec 2016
                    • 226
                    • Huntington Beach, CA

                    #10
                    Just picked up a Prime full packer at my local butcher for $7.99/lb. My local Costco hasn't had them for 2 months at least. Still cheaper than buying online.

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                    • smokin fool
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                      • Apr 2019
                      • 2218
                      • Mississauga, Ont

                      #11
                      I've stopped looking at the price per pound.
                      "If" I can find a brisket locally for less than $75 I just go for it.
                      Figure the wife will forgive me when I cook it....usually works....

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                      • Mojo0209
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                        • Jan 2017
                        • 173
                        • Fox Valley, Illinois

                        #12
                        Bought this today, figured i’d Smoke in honor of my 13 year old boxer who i’m Putting down Saturday am. He’s my shadow. Gonna miss him. Just figured do a nice long cookin memory of him.
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                        • jerrybell
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                          Oh damn. Sorry to hear about the doggo. I'll bet he believes he's had a good life.

                        • ifican
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                          Costco did away with full packers around here and are going to everywhere from what i hear.

                        • Deeremaxx
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                          Sorry about your buddy
                      • gmascolo51
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                        • Aug 2017
                        • 222
                        • Middletown, NJ

                        #13
                        Your regular grocery stores here have flats but the price is insane $40 + for a 5-6lb flat, sorry not doing that. Couple times one of the specialty Italian grocery stores and full briskets for $3.99/lb and I have gotten a couple. I guess I need to move!!!

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                        • JeffJ
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                          • Feb 2015
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                          • Michigan
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                          #14
                          I paid $2.99 per pound for the 13 pound prime brisket I have in my freezer. Got it from Costco.

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                          • Pobeque
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                            • Jun 2016
                            • 81
                            • Long Island, NY

                            #15
                            I'm on Long Island and get prime packers for $5.99/lb. granted they are smallish (12lb pre trim), but quality is very good. Main St Meats in Farmingdale

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