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Costco beef on sale for $109 a pound!
« on: November 21, 2015, 08:58:37 PM »
Saw this today in the email from Costco. An 11 pound ribeye roast ON SALE for $1200! I find humor in the fact that Costco is such an awesome place for the Mustachian while at the same time hawking stuff like this.

http://www.costco.com/D%E2%80%99Artagnan-Japanese-Wagyu-Boneless-Ribeye-Roast-A-5-Grade.product.100082950.html


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Re: Costco beef on sale for $109 a pound!
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2015, 09:27:30 PM »

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Re: Costco beef on sale for $109 a pound!
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2015, 10:13:15 PM »
Maybe there's a misprint and they left out a decimal point somewhere?  (One can hope.)
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Re: Costco beef on sale for $109 a pound!
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2015, 11:20:22 PM »
Artagnan is a very high-brow seller of meat, their brand carries a high price. That type of cow is the same type used for authentic Kobe beef, so that also commands a high price among certain foodies. Hence why they have it, I'm surprised that Costco is carrying it, but oh well.

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Re: Costco beef on sale for $109 a pound!
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2015, 05:54:09 PM »
There is a Wegmans near me that carries a $69/lb beef. Just randomly I asked a worker behind the counter if anyone buys it and he told me they carry it because there is one customer who basically comes in every week and grabs it,

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Re: Costco beef on sale for $109 a pound!
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2015, 06:26:38 PM »
I recently had some Wagyu beef. It was, hands down, one of the most delicious meals I have ever had.  No way in hell would I ever think about paying Wagyu prices, however.  Someone else was hosting and this was what was on the menu.

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Re: Costco beef on sale for $109 a pound!
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2015, 08:00:14 AM »
I was recently served a meal of this. It was amazingly delicious, and I'm not even that into beef. And yes, it really is that expensive (though I ate for free). Not worth the price, IMO, but a memorable meal, nonetheless.

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Re: Costco beef on sale for $109 a pound!
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2015, 10:40:34 AM »
Think I got that beat. Guy I know posted this on Facebook just the other day -


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Re: Costco beef on sale for $109 a pound!
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2015, 10:42:14 AM »
Think I got that beat. Guy I know posted this on Facebook just the other day -



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Re: Costco beef on sale for $109 a pound!
« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2015, 10:57:01 AM »
I was recently served a meal of this. It was amazingly delicious, and I'm not even that into beef. And yes, it really is that expensive (though I ate for free). Not worth the price, IMO, but a memorable meal, nonetheless.

I've had it at a fancy restaurant we went to on our honeymoon. Something like... $60-$80 per ounce. (I got 4-6 oz, hard to tell exactly when they weigh it, I didn't ask)

It was, as everyone is saying, pretty out-of-this-world. I can hardly even call it 'beef' as it the taste is so far removed.

Expensive, 'once a decade' meal. No regrets.


In other news: I buy my regular-old beef at Costco for 6-8 dollars a pound....