questionswould anyone buy steaks on woot?

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I can simplify this question, would I buy steaks online? No I would not buy steaks online, no matter the cost or who sells them. I like seeing the meat before I buy it, plus Costco makes it so simple to get good cheap steaks. You still have to trim them a little but Costco has such a good price and I can see them too before I buy.

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@catbertthegreat: I love Costco. I would say I'm a costcovangelist, because I preach the word of Kirkland to all that will listen.

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@catbertthegreat: I have bought steaks online from a quality high end. Then my dad yelled at me because I didn't realize grain fed was bad, grain fed isn't how cows would naturally eat as they would naturally eat grass and roam free on the range. So now I eat free range beef, generally picked out by my dad, or from the grocery store (don't tell him he still thinks I only eat free range). but if someone can find me a Free Range butcher that sells online, that is USDA branded and all that good stuff and ships flash frozen meat i would buy it.

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@hobbit: I like beef: free range, no range, grain fed, grass fed, beef fed, I'm not really picky, meat is meat to me, cut is far more important to me than what they ate, but that is just me.

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@catbertthegreat: Why is your comment zero for vote count? There are at least four regulars that I have seen this on. @hobbit is another one.

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@sand4me: Interesting. You have a zero as well. Wonder if this will have one?

[Edit} Nope. Not that I could see anyways.

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@shrdlu: It wasn't zero on my screen when I submitted it. Second time for me today that I know of.

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This is bad, the bug is increasing in frequency, in the history of this site a snowballing bug is generally an indicator of the database showing signs of struggling. I figure the site will be down by tomorrow when staff attempts to mend the database.

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@catbertthegreat: Tomorrow is Friday. You have a fifty-fifty that they'll let it ride.

To be on topic, I would never EVER buy steaks online. I want to know where it came from. I want to know WHERE it came from. I had SEVEN friends die from that horror known as mad cow's disease. I recommend against losing friends that way.

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@catbertthegreat: My comment vote can be changed when I am looking at it, but when I refresh the screen it returns to zero.
My second comment to @shrdlu remains set on 1.

This one remained on 1 when I came back to edit.

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I would not buy steaks online. I would not buy frozen steaks anywhere.

There's a WholeFoods-like store just a couple of miles from my house called Earth Fare. They have wonderful grass-fed beef. I'll go buy filets there when I want to cook a nice steak dinner.

Yum.

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I used to buy steak online, but stopped several years ago. There are so many places that sell nice beef nowdays, and it is always better to choose your own.

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@geode: Costco is just another lousey Sam's (Wal-mart) clone.

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@tazz49: I would never call them a Clone of Sam's Club, Costco has been around the West Coast for about 30 years. Not to mention, Costco is better than WalMart's Sam's Club. Actually here in the South they are Closing Sam's Clubs They aren't doing very well. Costco is more popular, because they have better stuff, at least Costco is being good and buying WalMart out of their leases on those empty big boxes so we don't have to look at unseemly empty big boxes for too long, I hate languishing dead retail space.

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@tazz49: Actually they are neither. Both Sam's Club and Costco opened the first stores in the same year, only a few months apart from each other.

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@catbertthegreat: Thanks for that historical fact, I didn't know that. I just knew that Costco was opened in California I think and it started out as something where employers somehow sponsored it, this I know because when the marketers went to present to Boeing they said no, and didn't think that the shopping experience would be successful. So for years their employees couldn't shop there unless they had a spouse who worked elsewhere, and public employees got free/discounted membership. Plus where else can you go shopping and practically have lunch for free? I love the free samples. I just can't afford to shop there.