Just got some bad news

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by dirtsailor2003, May 30, 2014.

  1. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    from my bulk Tri-tip supplier, there will be no great sales anymore!!!!!!!! All last year I was paying right around $3 a pound for bulk Tri-tip. Right now its hanging right at $4.00-$4.25. Usually before big weekends like Memorial day it goes on sale but this past weekend it didn't. So it looks like we'll be burning less Tri-tip this year [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Join the club.  I cant even find it here.
     
  3. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    What, I thought you raised Tri Tip!
     
  4. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I never asked the butcher to cut me one.    [​IMG]

    Besides I would one get one.
     
  5. last summer Tri-tip 3,50 lb now 6-8$ lb,, i will still have a good steak  maybe just once every other Saturday !
     
  6. brooksy

    brooksy Master of the Pit

    Never seen tri tip round my way either. Which sucks cause I'd like to try one!
     
  7. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Case.....you talking Cash & Carry??
     
  8. The butchers cut it up and call it bottom round... Ask your butcher at sams Costco your local butcher for the whole tri- tip
     
  9. jwbtulsa

    jwbtulsa Meat Mopper

    I ask my local Sam's butcher for a two pack of roasts. Last time they were $5.69 #
     
  10. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yep! The big packs that I typically but are above $4 pound. The angus packs that have two tri tips per pack are just above $5. Ours isn't going to have any sales in them this summer!
     
  11. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    No SAMs here. Costco has tri tip here but it's $8.99 per pound. So my go to bulk supplier is still less expensive at $4. Just was so used to paying $3! The packs I buy have around 20 pounds of tri tip.
     
  12. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I think it's everywhere Case ! Seems as prices only have one direction, ^^^^^^^^. And it stinks ! They'll probably form another government agency to study it so prices will go up even more ! LOL. There's my rant ! :biggrin:
     
  13. noboundaries

    noboundaries Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    $6.99/lb is now the sale price for tri-tips at my local grocer.

    Was at Costco last weekend and picked up two Choice grade tri-tips for $6.99/lb.  Prime was $9.99/lb.  I held the two grades right next to each other and frankly I could not tell any difference in the marbling.   In the past I could easily pick out the difference between the two grades.  I actually went to Costco to splurge and get the Prime grade to treat my wife to her favorite cut of beef for the holiday, but went with Choice instead.  
     
  14. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yeah , a poor man like me can't afford much more than Chicken (unless I get a present of Beef from someone) . And it sucks , big time [​IMG]  [​IMG]  .

    Oh, well . Go and have fun with whatever you can get and as you do . . .
     
  15. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I guess I'll never get to try Tri Tips. It's not a normal thing around my neck of the woods, but if it was it would have to be cheaper than I can get Prime Rib. If they're both the same price, I'll take a well marbled Choice Prime Rib every time.

    Bear
     
  16. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Bear I promised to send Smokin B a tri tip. Since you both live on the Eastside maybe I'll send two and you guys can have a smoke out!!!

    I guess I shouldn't be complaining at $4 a pound that's still cheaper than all the other stores. I was just loving that $3 a pound price last year!

    All the tri tips I do are choice and they are excellent!
     
  17. brooksy

    brooksy Master of the Pit

    Hey I'm not up where these two fine gentlemen are but you send me one and I'll gladly send you some dough!!
     
  18. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I feel like I'm getting into the tri tip import export business!
     
  19. brooksy

    brooksy Master of the Pit

    You can be the tri tip king pin of the US! I'm sure there will be plenty of demand for your services.
     

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