The Butchers has had a whole lot of groupon-like deals as of late. Their most recent is $50 for $150 worth of meat (webpiggy.com). To date, they've sold over 1500 of these coupons at webpiggy, so in effect they are selling meat here for which they would have normally taken in $225k, but they are going to get paid maybe $50k at most (since webpiggy probably takes a huge cut of the 75k). This seems to support my opinion that prices there are wildly over-inflated - how else can you do so many deals like this?
I've participated in previous deals there (teamsave I think) and I was blown away by the high prices (and I often shop at Whole Foods). I had bought a coupon which allowed me to buy meat at 1/2 price, but even at 1/2 price I was shocked, for example I bought 12 sausages, and 2 pounds of beef short ribs, the total came to about $70 (cost me about $35 with the deal). Just wondering if anyone else feels the same or if I am missing something? Are there any chowhounders who pay full price there, and if so, what is the draw?