D.C. area, paid $2 a pound. Not much cleaning needed and pretty meaty. I was impressed and will buy again at that price even if I can get Smithfield (I thought were boney) for same price.
I believe meats should be relatively cheap or it defeats the historical perspective of going thru all this but really Brisket shouldn't cost almost as much as NY STRIPS even though that is my favorite thing to smoke. *** JUST SAY NO !!! ***