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The Butchers on Yonge - Pricing

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canguy9999 wrote: Ya I find it funny they are selling non-organic/non naturally raised. Both on the other hand if its decent quality, thats pretty cheap. Thats basically $0.94 a lb for brisket. I'm assuming they are leaving the fat cap on for that price and because how they've been doing business recently. So a brisket could be about 10lbs. You can get 16-17 briskets for one deal find voucher. Not a bad deal with vouchers.

I wonder why they are selling non organic/natural now?...and only one cut?...weird. Where is the rest of it going? They not buying it or are we buying it thinking its natural?

Well, vouchers stated that they're for organic and naturally raised meats, so technically, you can't use the vouchers for the $2.99 brisket.
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hahah what a scam. i can't believe they are getting away with this. can someone pls report this to the Ministry of Consumer Services?

http://www.sse.gov.on.ca/mcs/en/Pages/default.aspx

As always YMMV. Caveat Emptor (Buyer Beware)


If you're reading this after you bought the deal, and have realized that if a deal is too good to be true, it probably is, and I'm sorry you did.

The only way this thing is going to end well (for consumers) is if all the CC's process the chargebacks.
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Unreal, this is on webpiggy again now, $100 for $400 this time (need to increase the amount each time to fund past ones/refunds). Near 2,000 sold with over a day left. "limit" of 20 per person lol

is there still anyone who doesn't believe this is a scam?
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angui wrote: hahah what a scam. i can't believe they are getting away with this. can someone pls report this to the Ministry of Consumer Services?

http://www.sse.gov.on.ca/mcs/en/Pages/default.aspx

As always YMMV. Caveat Emptor (Buyer Beware)


If you're reading this after you bought the deal, and have realized that if a deal is too good to be true, it probably is, and I'm sorry you did.

The only way this thing is going to end well (for consumers) is if all the CC's process the chargebacks.
zoro69 wrote: Unreal, this is on webpiggy again now, $100 for $400 this time (need to increase the amount each time to fund past ones/refunds). Near 2,000 sold with over a day left. "limit" of 20 per person lol

is there still anyone who doesn't believe this is a scam?


I must say, this doesn't look good. I've put in one order via online 1 week ago and haven't heard anything back yet. I do want to believe them, but they are having a dog of a time keeping up with orders before (as we can see in this thread) and they are still selling more?
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rfdrfd wrote: I must say, this doesn't look good. I've put in one order via online 1 week ago and haven't heard anything back yet. I do want to believe them, but they are having a dog of a time keeping up with orders before (as we can see in this thread) and they are still selling more?

I just walked in during a weekday afternoon. Selection and service were both pretty good. I'm going to use up my remaining vouchers that way...
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dealzuser wrote: I just walked in during a weekday afternoon. Selection and service were both pretty good. I'm going to use up my remaining vouchers that way...

Good to hear. I'm going to do that then. Just read their website, and they did mention why they continue to do these deals, its due to pre-signed contracts.
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given that the butchers have:

1.) actively made it very difficult for customers to redeem their coupons by reducing store hours, verbally abusing customers, having very low product stock and changing the terms of the agreement by adding unfair restrictions
2.) raised prices for coupon holders so their coupon discount is drastically reduced
3.) providing lower quality products than before, so that customers are not getting what they expected when they bought the coupon

it is fair to say this is a scam. and given the number of coupons sold, it's a multi million dollar scam. apparently they've sold so many they set a record: http://www.thebutchersorganic.com/index2.html

and, if their business practices weren't unsavory enough, they've now got someone going around leaving fake positive reviews, so that more people will be suckered into their scam. check out what 'tom' has to say:

http://www.blogto.com/grocery/the-butchers
http://www.yelp.ca/biz/the-butchers-toronto

and i think they spent all day making fake posts here: https://www.webpiggy.com/deals/discussion/534 (really? customers who already bought the coupon are gonna post about the butcher's great new freezer or fish store?)

it disgusts me what these people are doing. i really hope the media or the law gets involved (i'm surprised no one has so far!). there seems to be no end to their taking advantage of people.
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Yeah, check out posts on Chowhound by someone named "Yongeman", probably the same guy as "Tom". And unfortunately Chowhound moderators leave his posts up but if anybody challenges him, those get deleted.

The shills are easy to spot. How can a place piss off dozens of people but one guy always gets great service and selection when he shows up? Probably because he works for them...
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So instead of posting here to get eveyrone to agree with your view (which is pointless), have you taken any legal actions? Or contacted any legal authorities?

Besides, your 3 points can be said for many other industries and shops as well. Not saying that makes it okay, but just saying "not surprised".

kator wrote: given that the butchers have:

1.) actively made it very difficult for customers to redeem their coupons by reducing store hours, verbally abusing customers, having very low product stock and changing the terms of the agreement by adding unfair restrictions
2.) raised prices for coupon holders so their coupon discount is drastically reduced
3.) providing lower quality products than before, so that customers are not getting what they expected when they bought the coupon

it is fair to say this is a scam. and given the number of coupons sold, it's a multi million dollar scam. apparently they've sold so many they set a record: http://www.thebutchersorganic.com/index2.html

and, if their business practices weren't unsavory enough, they've now got someone going around leaving fake positive reviews, so that more people will be suckered into their scam. check out what 'tom' has to say:

http://www.blogto.com/grocery/the-butchers
http://www.yelp.ca/biz/the-butchers-toronto

and i think they spent all day making fake posts here: https://www.webpiggy.com/deals/discussion/534 (really? customers who already bought the coupon are gonna post about the butcher's great new freezer or fish store?)

it disgusts me what these people are doing. i really hope the media or the law gets involved (i'm surprised no one has so far!). there seems to be no end to their taking advantage of people.
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I wonder how they are able to sell 622 coupons or more each time.
They must be ok enough that people keep buying it.
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If you missed out...its on buytopia.ca now, $99 for $400
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anyone wanna do some digging to see if these guys are still supplying the butchers? i suspect their source has changed

"Marcia and John Stevers of Blue Haven Farm in Rockwood, who grow exclusively for The Butchers; Carol Fennema of Fenwood Farm in Ancaster, who supplies chicken and turkey; and Elisabeth Bzikot of Best Baa Farm in Conn, who supplies lamb and cheese made from sheep’s milk."

from: http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/s ... google.com
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Hi, if anyone has a screen capture of any of the recent webpiggy The Butcher's deals I'd very much appreciate if you could post it OR if you have a URL link to one of the previous Butcher (now expired) deals on their site that will do also.

Obviously, www.webpiggy.com will take you to the current deal but I need the page that takes you to one of the Butcher's deal (which of course would now say "expired" in the Time Left To Buy section.

Much appreciated and you won't regret helping me out !
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kator wrote: anyone wanna do some digging to see if these guys are still supplying the butchers? i suspect their source has changed

"Marcia and John Stevers of Blue Haven Farm in Rockwood, who grow exclusively for The Butchers; Carol Fennema of Fenwood Farm in Ancaster, who supplies chicken and turkey; and Elisabeth Bzikot of Best Baa Farm in Conn, who supplies lamb and cheese made from sheep’s milk."

from: http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/s ... google.com
http://www.ewenity.com/blog/?page_id=13

Notice anything?
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the ceo of fabfind (another online coupon site) is now speaking out against the butchers and calling it a ponzi scheme! http://bit.ly/h5L6xo
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Totally called the ponzi scheme thing yesterday in another thread.
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Buytopia has a full page ad in today's free Metro paper advertising $100 for $400 worth of organic meat and seafood at The Butcher's...
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I still wonder how they manage to sell so many coupons.
Majority must feel it's worth it.

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