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Where to order foie gras pate without ridiculous shipping costs?

eviemichael Dec 14, 2012 03:32 AM

I want to order about 8oz of good quality foie gras pate for new years. (I don't need any accompaniment, I'll make a lingonberry jam to go with it myself).

I went to the gourmet food site, but their handling & shipping fee was MORE than the product.
D'Artagnan's prices are higher in general.

Any other online sites you chowhounds have tried that are good quality without crazy shipping prices?

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    ferret RE: eviemichael Dec 14, 2012 07:55 AM

    If you're only interested in an 8 oz pate then shipping costs will obviously be high relative to the cost of the product, there are minimums to shipping that can't be avoided just because you're not spending a lot. Is there no local vendor near you like a specialty wine or cheese shop?

    1. scubadoo97 RE: eviemichael Dec 14, 2012 08:03 AM

      Shipping prices are high because the product needs to be kept cold and shipping time must be short. I wouldn't call them crazy, just high relative to your small order.

      See if you can find it locally. I see D'Artangnan products locally at Fresh Market. Specifically the small pate you are looking for

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        eviemichael RE: scubadoo97 Dec 14, 2012 12:17 PM

        That makes sense. I just wasn't expecting over $35 shipping fees! Thanks to the Washington D.C. board, I found somewhere where I can buy it locally rather than online. :)

        1. re: eviemichael
          scubadoo97 RE: eviemichael Dec 14, 2012 01:59 PM

          Whoa, $35 is pretty steep. That's crazy ;-)

          Actually I just received some custom bourbon filled truffles and they came USPS express mail. 2 days from Louisville and it was $34.50

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            Veggo RE: scubadoo97 Dec 14, 2012 02:13 PM

            Happy Hanukkah, my friend, and my regards to your lovely bride.
            Veg

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              scubadoo97 RE: Veggo Dec 14, 2012 05:55 PM

              Thanks Veggo and maybe we can get together for dinner sometime when you're in Fla.

              Have a wonderful Christmas and a great year to come.

              Best
              Alan

            2. re: scubadoo97
              eviemichael RE: scubadoo97 Dec 14, 2012 07:18 PM

              Mmmm, I bet they were worth the shipping cost!

              Happy Hanukkah!

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