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Jul 13, 2012 07:06 AM

dirt cheap lobster?

Lobster prices have fallen to below $1.50/lb in some places! Where are the great deal?
I'm not seeing any awesome deal like I saw a few years ago.

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  1. hmm.. I'd suspect the Asian markets... just make sure they are alive and kicking.

    1. where have you seen $1.50 lobster?

      1. I don't know how people can justify $4.99 /lb new shells. There is almost no meat in them.

        There's also a middle grade that the lobster dealers call "firms". They're in between a soft and hard shell.

        I've found that most bottom of the barrel lobster places that change their lobster prices like gas prices use firms and sell them as hard shells. In a pinch had to buy some last night as "hard shells" and they were firms.

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        1. re: typhoonfish

          I bought 8 lobs from MB last week and made 8 stuffed rolls with them.

        2. I was wondering this as well. I read in the news that therevis a glut of soft shelled lobster in Maine and prices were falling to $2/pound or lower there, since the soft shells are fragile and can't be shipped. I was thinking of posting on the Northern N.E. Board for tips.

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          1. These crazy low prices have been in the news the last couple of days, but I'm pretty sure we're not talking retail price but rather what the lobstermen are getting per pound. It's a price that is low enough to make it unclear whether it's worth it to even go out.