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    Finally!!

    I have heard of the "guys selling meat from a freezer in the back of their pickup" and last night they showed up at my house! I had to disappoint them as I don't eat a lot of meat. Not sure I would buy it from a stranger in any case.

    I know some people DO buy from them - how about you? any experiences, good or bad? I wonder where they get it, and if it is stolen or out of date.

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    I would never buy anything under those circumstances.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sewgray View Post
    I would never buy anything under those circumstances.
    What she said!
    Nikki in MO

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    No way. Sorry ... but I don't know where it came from, I don't know where it's been, and I don't know how long it's been there. I'll stick with my butcher shop - and I know even that is not 100% guaranteed but I like the odds better.
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    We just had guys at our door two days ago. Selling steaks, etc. from a van. No thanks!!
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    Yuck!!!........................................... .......

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    somebody must buy from them because they keep coming back ... just not me!
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    Years ago we did buy a box of steaks from one of them. They were the best steaks we ever had. Not sure I would do it anymore with all the crooks out there.

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    I just could not trust meat like that. Sometimes we go to ranchers and buy and have it cut up for our freezer.

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    We buy beef, and pork from local processing businesses we use since hubby hunts deer, elk and what ever tickles his fancy..

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    Yes, I've foolishly bought from them 2x (diff companies). Same disappointment each time. The ph # they say to call, no one answers. Ok...3rd time'll be a charm, I've learned!!!!

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    No way I would buy from them!

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    They hit our town several times a year. I asked our local police chief about them and he said that HE'D BOUGHT FROM THEM!!!----and that the steaks were really good. However, I've often questioned his taste and his common sense so I've never bought from them and won't in the future.
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    no way would i buy anything that i do not know where , when, or how

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    Quote Originally Posted by DogHouseMom View Post
    No way. Sorry ... but I don't know where it came from, I don't know where it's been, and I don't know how long it's been there. I'll stick with my butcher shop - and I know even that is not 100% guaranteed but I like the odds better.
    ditto ditto ditto
    And talk about a food safety disaster waiting to happen!
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    You should probably call the police. They are probably not licensed.
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    I think i had some come by and they were Omaha steaks? weird trying to sell door to door though.

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    I havent bought from them in years however it is a legitmate business and they are licensed There steaks are great however being on a tight budget I cannot afford to buy from them anymore plus I prefer my meat fresh not frozen I only but enough meat at a time to be able to eat it fresh I have learned that frozen meat just isnt as good as fresh

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    Quote Originally Posted by alwayslearning View Post
    You should probably call the police. They are probably not licensed.
    You'd have to live in a pretty small town to get police dispatched out for such a thing.

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    Actually the town I live in is so small we don't have a police dept.!! There are only 41 towns/cities in Vermont (out of 251) with police depts. The rest are covered by the state police, and they are spread very thin.

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    We live in a resident owned community in FL that is posted no trespassing & no soliciting. We have called police when these meat sellers come in because they violated both of those. Police came right out.
    Jean in MI

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    Quote Originally Posted by Up North View Post
    Years ago we did buy a box of steaks from one of them. They were the best steaks we ever had. Not sure I would do it anymore with all the crooks out there.
    Yrs ago I also bought steaks from them. Boy they were so good. Don't know if I'd do it again as I worried ahead of time if anyone would get sick or die from eating them.

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    We had a Lady come out to our house once, selling meat, chicken and seafood. We let her go through her sales pitch, Then she opened a few boxes, the products were vacuum sealed. To display her "wares" she laid the boxes on the ground and spread the contents on the driveway. After she was done, we said no thanks and went back in the house.

    She wasn't to pleased and had never come back.....LOL
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    No way on this end - with the 100 degree heat we have had I wouldn't trust anything coming out of a freezer on a truck. It has to be crooked they know someone at one of the distribution centers & is paying them for a couple of cases cash under the table type thing. You have no way of knowing how or where it was produced, was it processed following the food standards (doubtful).

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    You can't be sure where it came from. Check with people who have bought it first. Then if you are still interested and the price is ok just buy something small to try.

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