Home meat delivery

flyerfan116

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Anyone ever tried this? Meat prices are getting ridiculous at the grocery store. My wife's friend suggested a service they use, but they required a contract, membership fee and i think she said you have to rent a freezer from them. Did a little research and found this www.fivestarhomefoods.com . Looks like there are no fees or contract, they are coming next week to give us their spiel and a sample pack.

Anyone ever try anything like this?
 

OilyJillFart

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If you are looking for a better price, I can't believe you will get it from a delivery service
where the driver organizes your freezer and rotates your stock..

Costco/Sams/BJs get good quality meat and sell a bit cheaper than grocery stores.
Probably the best value for higher end meat.
For cheap meat go to one of the Save-a-lot or similar stores. Cheap cuts, low prices.
 

flyerfan116

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That's why I'm asking. I don't like going to a sav-a-lot or bottom dollar because they don't have a butcher there, might be a mental thing but i just don't trust it. BJ's is a little cheaper, but if this service offers a comparable price but delivers already portioned and frozen it might be worth it. My wife went last night and bought food for the week and spent $60 on meat alone. According to the website we'd be paying $50-$60 for a weeks worth of food. We usually eat a meal a week at my parents and one at hers, we also order out 1 night, so I'm probably looking at 3 weeks of food lasting a month.

Worst case scenario is i listen to a 30 minute pitch and get a free sample pack (2 chicken breast, 2 pork chops, 2 steaks, 2 veg )
 

Haeder

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My friend, Fatass, is the son of a butcher.

Fatass let me in on a little nugget of information about buying steaks - because of the USDA beef grading system a choice steak from WalMart is not of lesser quality than a choice steak from the meat peddler you are looking into. The hamburger from WalMart is far worse than shit but the steaks are fine and dandy.

The fat tub of garbage even cooked me a WalMart ribeye that was damn tasty. He is a cheapo and got a bunch of them when they were on sale for something like $4.50/pound. Just wish they carried prime cuts too. If you are buying select graded meat you are getting the lowest grade available.

Anxious to hear how things turn out for you on this one.
 

steve500

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The grocery industry runs on razor thin margins (1% is considered healthy), and meat/milk/eggs/onions/tomatoes/soda are usually loss leaders, since that is what average Jane uses to determine which store is "cheaper".

I fail to see how someone with the overhead of a vehicle and without a multi-million dollar distribution agreement can end up being more economical without a catch or quality loss. I almost feel like you may get an Amway or timeshare type pitch.
 

steve500

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According to the internet, watch out for them slipping in an "entertainment package" that they'll end up charging you for, and also make sure they don't fill your freezer up with more crap than you'll really eat. Also, they may or may not have a valid health permit.


Also, they push the appliance warranty on your other appliances that they'll tell all sorts of lies to sell, but it's completely worthless. Oh, if they try to come back in a week and say the first check was lost/"accidentally shredded", tell them to fuck off.


Apparently they get $100 per person they sign up, and they get $1,500 worth of food for every 5th they sign up.
 
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LiddyRules

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Home meat delivery
 

gleet

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I live outside a tiny town far from any cities. A while back a minivan with a meat sign on it showed up and two guys got out. Fast talking fuckers and said they had been coming to this town for many years. I know most of the vehicles in town and have never ever seen this old van. They started the sales pitch and said they have chicken. We raise meat chickens. Oh. We sell turkeys for the holidays. We have a dozen turkeys in the pen now. Oh. How about the world's best pork? Yeah, we raise hogs. Beef? Just got a half a beef from a local rancher. I asked if I could keep the brochure just in case but he wouldn't give me one. I wanted to read that fine print and research them. Since then I have looked and never have seen them again.
 

AlanSmithee

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I live outside a tiny town far from any cities. A while back a minivan with a meat sign on it showed up and two guys got out. Fast talking fuckers and said they had been coming to this town for many years. I know most of the vehicles in town and have never ever seen this old van. They started the sales pitch and said they have chicken. We raise meat chickens. Oh. We sell turkeys for the holidays. We have a dozen turkeys in the pen now. Oh. How about the world's best pork? Yeah, we raise hogs. Beef? Just got a half a beef from a local rancher. I asked if I could keep the brochure just in case but he wouldn't give me one. I wanted to read that fine print and research them. Since then I have looked and never have seen them again.

Jordan Belfort aka "The Wolf of Wallstreet" used to peddle frozen meats back in the 80s. He used all kinds of shady sales pitches and full on scams to sell meat.
 

Lil'GlubGlub

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I would check your yellowpages and see if there are any butcher shops in your area. You can usually buy beef by the quarter, half or whole, butchered into steaks, roasts and cubes, chip steak and ground beef for decent prices. One of my grandfathers cousins was a butcher and we bought many a sides of beef and pork from him. Also used to get some damn fine scrapple from him.
 

maz

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Anyone ever tried this? Meat prices are getting ridiculous at the grocery store. My wife's friend suggested a service they use, but they required a contract, membership fee and i think she said you have to rent a freezer from them. Did a little research and found this www.fivestarhomefoods.com . Looks like there are no fees or contract, they are coming next week to give us their spiel and a sample pack.

Anyone ever try anything like this?

The only delivery people I trust coming to my house are the Mailman and UPS/Fed Ex guy

All other solicitors are Not welcome

I can go to Giant , ACME or a butcher shop as needed

I'm not signing a contract with anyone for my food
 

Creasy Bear

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I read the title and assumed this was a solicitation of a homosexual nature.

I am disappoint. :(
 

samurai

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I have a strange feeling "Chef" Dan also sells home audio speakers and loose diamonds. :eek:
 

TomC

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here in my area we have 4 chain stores that have sales flyers each Wednesday in the paper. When it comes to meat each one has some great sale each week, wife just got all worked up about "Bi-Lo" had $1.99 hamburger. We shop the "meat" sales and get the rest at Wal-Mart, Yes its cheaper on everything thats not on sale at the other chains.
 

THE FEZ MAN

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rip off, my mom and neighbor bought into the Colorado prime scam back in the 80's my dad was furious, i really thought he was going to shove one of those shitty steaks up my mothers ass. i bought a box of steaks out of the back of a truck one day, i felt better beating the guys up on the price buy only offering them 1/3 of what they wanted but, in the end they got the last laugh because they were the worst pieces of meat i ever had. i dont even like omaha steaks, if its frozen i want no parts of it.
 
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#19
One of my parents friends basically bought half a cow... like butchered. They did have two big chest freezers and 4 kids so I guess they could go through it in say a year. Still rather get my meat fresh then frozen... plus not really a fan of say filet mignons or strips... again rather have rib eyes/Delmonicos... as again fat=flavor.

Also you can have too much of a good thing... my buddies dad shot a couple of Caribou in the NWT... and gave us a bunch for a week long trip up his camp. I like Caribou but on like the 6 day of (I believe it was Caribou tacos or Caribou sausage really can't remember) I felt like migrating north...