A guy down the road is selling 20 ribeyes for $25....

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  1. Schadenfroh

    Schadenfroh Elite Member

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    A guy selling them out of a freezer in the bed of his truck, 10 oz steaks, 20 of them for $25 as I was on my way back home from the university.... Seems to good to be true. Ribeyes for that cheap sound scary..... Although many cattle ranchers live around here.

    Anyone have any experience with traveling meat salesmen?


    (I am not going to get any meat from the salesperson, I thought it would make for an interesting discussion, but there is indeed a guy selling this stuff as stated in the OP down the road))
     
  2. trmiv

    trmiv Lifer

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    I try to avoid buying meat from the back of people's trucks. That's just me though.
     
  3. oogabooga

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    Really? that's a policy of mine too!
     
  4. deepred98

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    buy a lot, throw a dinner party, if noone gets sick then buy some more :thumbsup:
     
  5. theGlove

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    and the meat dave letterman gives away during his guess the meat thing
     
  6. Dr. Detroit

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    20 10oz steaks? Would that be considered bulk, like alternator sized?;)



     
  7. James Bond

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    My friends sell meat out of his truck for money.

    They rip people off for hundreds of dollars at a time. Literally.

    EDIT:
    They were even on the "buyers beware" part of our local news.
    There were clips of people talking about how bad these two guys ripped them off, and I quote, "first he asked me if I had a freezer I could sell him, then next thing I know, I had spent $300 on meat that tasted like rubber".
    Then it showed the reporter leaving voice mail messages on my friends cell phone.

    We all got a pretty good kick out of it.

    He would even make up fake names for his "company", and had a phone number that lead strait to a voice mail that he never checked.
     
  8. spidey07

    spidey07 No Lifer

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    Heh, I had some guys try this on me once. The whole "selling meat out of their cooler".

    I told him I'd check my white van and get him some $2000 speakers for only 250 dollars.

    Avoid.
     
  9. Oil

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    The guy probably got the meat from his own cow and you don't know wtf was in the cow (diseases, feed, pesticides, etc.) so I would say...Get some you big wuss
     
  10. krunchykrome

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    A couple things to draw skepticism.

    1) " A guy down the road"
    2) Many rib-eyes (which are expensive) for the price of what you would expect to pay for a few.
    3)The concept of "too good to be true"
     
  11. SoulAssassin

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    hell for only $25 I'd risk it.
     
  12. AUMM

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    your friends are pathetic
     
  13. Kirby

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    I wouldn't buy it from a stranger, but we've bought bulk beef from people we know. Not alternator size, more like a quarter or half cow.
     
  14. SoulAssassin

    SoulAssassin Diamond Member

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    I guess none of the people who voted they wouldn't eat meat not inspected by the FDA have never had venison before.
     
  15. FoBoT

    FoBoT No Lifer

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    no thank you
     
  16. HamSupLo

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    i usually hear of the buying speakers from the back of a van scheme
     
  17. MrPickins

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    Not out of the back of some random guys truck, anyway.
     
  18. LikeLinus

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    It's a shame they don't ban scum like you from AT.
     
  19. MrPickins

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    Notice the bolded sections.
     
  20. FreshCrabLegs

    FreshCrabLegs Golden Member

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    20 x 10oz = 200oz.
    Is 200oz greater than 10lbs? ;)



     
  21. CorCentral

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    You have to be careful buying anything that needs refrigeration off the side of the road. I have known people that bought shrimp and crab and both got real sick.

    If it thaws at all and they refreeze it, it can go bad. I'll never take a chance.

    Hey, if anything, ask the guy over for a barbeque and let you grill one steak up for both of you to try. If you like them, tell him you'll buy some.
     
  22. Kelvrick

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    I would like to know how these people went from selling a freezer to buying $300 worth of crappy meat.

    Profit??
     
  23. waggy

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    it amazes me that anyone would buy meat from someone in a truck on the side of the road.
     
  24. waggy

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    yeap. every now and then i buy a half cow from the guy down the road (he has a ranch). its not FDA approved but damn good.
     
  25. mrrman

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    I wouldnt buy meat from a truck...who knows where it came from and how long its been around