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Market Basket: Lobster $3.99/lb

Luther Oct 14, 2008 02:34 PM

At least according to SD. I haven't confirmed this myself.


  1. C. Hamster Oct 14, 2008 02:49 PM

    There was an article in the Globe the other day about lobster. The price has really fallen. Lobstermen spend more catching it than they do when they sell it.

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    1. re: C. Hamster
      joebloe Oct 14, 2008 04:09 PM

      Oil price dropped 40% so what's wrong with lobster price also dropping 40%? I wonder why the lobster price at Bj's has never dropped below $8.95.

      1. re: joebloe
        trufflehound Oct 14, 2008 05:58 PM

        BJ's sells hard shell, MB soft shell.

        1. re: trufflehound
          buffet king Oct 15, 2008 01:29 AM

          Bj's sells live lobsters? I have never seen live lobsters sold at Bj's? What Bj's store sells live lobsters?

          1. re: buffet king
            C. Hamster Oct 15, 2008 08:34 AM

            The one in Randolph does.

            They sell the most ginourmous lobsters I have ever seen.

            Truly monsterous. But that's BJ's.

            1. re: C. Hamster
              BarmyFotheringayPhipps Oct 27, 2008 04:42 PM

              I believe the Framingham store does as well.

    2. fesenjan Oct 14, 2008 03:55 PM

      Yep. I saw it today at the Danvers store.

      1. Gio Oct 14, 2008 06:15 PM

        Note to self...............add to tomorrow's shopping list! Thanks for the heads up.

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        1. re: Gio
          Gigihsu Oct 14, 2008 07:51 PM

          I was in the Somerville Market Basket today. They kept advertising the lobster over the loud speaker. The guy was saying things like, "this is an unadvertised special, today only, no rain checks." Hope the lobsters will still be there for you tomorrow. Good Luck.

          1. re: Gigihsu
            Gio Oct 14, 2008 07:58 PM

            Oh gosh me too... But the Reading store has had these so-called "In House Specials" for more than a week now. Wish me luck!

            1. re: Gigihsu
              afty698 Oct 15, 2008 11:10 AM

              I was at the same Market Basket last week, and they were making the same announcement over the loudspeaker.

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            volleydolly Oct 15, 2008 09:58 AM

            And MB steams them for free too! Quick easy yummy dinner!!

            1. fesenjan Oct 27, 2008 10:04 AM

              Still $3.99 at MB as of this morning in Danvers, FYI.

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              1. re: fesenjan
                PinchOfSalt Oct 27, 2008 03:48 PM

                And in Reading....

                Twin one-pound lobsters for dinner... $8.... what a feast!

                1. re: PinchOfSalt
                  Gio Oct 27, 2008 07:33 PM

                  Yup - got 4 on Saturday..... 4 for the price of one..... can't beat that!

              2. k
                kate used to be 50 Oct 27, 2008 07:07 PM

                Woburn Market Basket hard shell lobsters for $3.99 (though I don't understand the difference between the two as my husband dives during the season for lobster and they aren't any different in terms of taste or texture). Made the Barefoot Contessa's paella - yummy!!

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