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Butcher Shop Price differences?
« on: January 15, 2022, 09:42:30 AM »
I've been doing the carnivore/very low carb diet for a while now. And it's time to restock. I am in the market for some Ribeye and sirloin steaks.
I called Kelso in Snohomish and the Ribeye was $18.99 lb and then I called DD they were $11.99 lb. I know DD is grass-fed grain-finished. But Kelso's website is pretty sparse.


What is the difference between them? Why is the price so different? I know GoldenSteers in Bellevue meat is made of gold, so I get that. But what is the difference between them? Why such a big change in price between butcher shops? They were on par with the sirloins.


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Re: Butcher Shop Price differences?
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2022, 09:50:42 AM »
Off topic: there’s a golden steer in Woodinville also now

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Re: Butcher Shop Price differences?
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2022, 09:51:13 AM »
Can't answer your question but the local news did a piece on Knutzens meats in Pasco the other day. At the 33 second mark it shows Ribeye at $24.99/lb , New York at 32.99, Top Sirloin at 12.99/lb...


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Re: Butcher Shop Price differences?
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2022, 10:02:32 AM »
Can't answer your question but the local news did a piece on Knutzens meats in Pasco the other day. At the 33 second mark it shows Ribeye at $24.99/lb , New York at 32.99, Top Sirloin at 12.99/lb...



I think meat prices are starting to come down. Even Kelso said his Ribeye came down $3 lb recently.

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Re: Butcher Shop Price differences?
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2022, 10:07:18 AM »
Super 1 foods has excellent beef products at a really fair price. Compared to other stores. I don’t believe there are any locations on the west side or not. Might be worth the drive if your loading up.
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Re: Butcher Shop Price differences?
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2022, 10:13:29 AM »
If you don't care where the ribeye comes from you might try CHEF'STORE.  The have Prime Ribs for $9.99 a pound, then you can just cut the ribeyes yourself.
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Re: Butcher Shop Price differences?
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2022, 10:15:22 AM »
I know there is quite a price difference in prime, choice and select cuts.
$5 is a lot of money if you ain't got it

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Re: Butcher Shop Price differences?
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2022, 10:33:37 AM »
Buy a half a cow and bring down your price.  Otherwise Costco's prices are pretty hard to beat.  Pork loin is super cheap and amazing if cooked correctly also. 

If you watch the flyers....all the grocery stores run pretty amazing deals.  You just have to be wiling to buy when the sales happen. 

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Re: Butcher Shop Price differences?
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2022, 12:16:02 PM »
You want some expensive bacon, hit up Blue Max for some ‘Bacon Candy’.
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Re: Butcher Shop Price differences?
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2022, 12:26:58 PM »
Prices vary tremendously, some places are always more expensive and most adjust prices to move things they have too much of or have been there too long.  It always pays to shop around.

Unfortunately you missed the Christmas sales, great time to load up stuff like rib roasts.

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Re: Butcher Shop Price differences?
« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2022, 12:40:51 PM »
If you don't care where the ribeye comes from you might try CHEF'STORE.  The have Prime Ribs for $9.99 a pound, then you can just cut the ribeyes yourself.


Oh! I kinda forgot about this place. They keep changing their name. I'll have to look into them again next time. :)

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Re: Butcher Shop Price differences?
« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2022, 12:42:19 PM »
Buy a half a cow and bring down your price.  Otherwise Costco's prices are pretty hard to beat.  Pork loin is super cheap and amazing if cooked correctly also. 

If you watch the flyers....all the grocery stores run pretty amazing deals.  You just have to be wiling to buy when the sales happen.


I would love to buy half a cow. But it just isn't practical given my living situation.

I went to Costco after going to DD. The Ribeye was $1lb more than DD. But the NY strips were $3 cheaper.

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Re: Butcher Shop Price differences?
« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2022, 01:11:19 PM »
Time to raise the price on our beef.  We only get $4/lb.   :chuckle: :chuckle:

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Butcher Shop Price differences?
« Reply #13 on: January 15, 2022, 01:24:48 PM »
If you don't care where the ribeye comes from you might try CHEF'STORE.  The have Prime Ribs for $9.99 a pound, then you can just cut the ribeyes yourself.


Oh! I kinda forgot about this place. They keep changing their name. I'll have to look into them again next time. :)

This place has surprisingly good meat at great prices and they change their name way too often.

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Re: Butcher Shop Price differences?
« Reply #14 on: January 15, 2022, 02:02:58 PM »
Answering your question specifically as to why the large gap in the price of a ribeye is all in grade of the meat.... Prime, Choice, Select...

Part two is going to be the packager or in this case the butcher. Cow prices haven't increases over the last 10 years but almost flatlined. Packaging has tripled however, and in this case the packager is the butcher you are calling. One may have more overhead then the other. $7 difference I would assume half in the grade and half in the packaging/butcher fee.

(I'll take time to note its big packaging that has gotten out of hand and butcher to butcher probably isnt so bad)

No one has said WinCo... felt like they meet or exceeded (were better than) Costco prices.

Mike's Meats in Aberdeen always had stupid good prices and they were partnered I think with someone in Centralia....? Also a lot of turnover in the name, dont even know if they are still open. 7 years ago when I lived there the then owner would sell me the meat he had to freeze before it spoiled... that is how you fill a freezer... get yourself a set up like that where you can buy the meat that's hitting the freezer because it wouldnt sell. They did boxes too where you could buy lots of cuts and get a discount because of the quantity.

Like jrebel said though, just buy yourself half a cow....you wont get a ton of rib eyes as proportionally that will make up idk 5% of the weight probably less, but man is it cheap compared.
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