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Old 07-10-2006, 12:30 PM   #1
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Buying cheese on eBay

I was browsing on eBay this morning and found this item:

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PARMIGIANO REGGIANO 1LB. (APPRX)FROM ITALY,IMPORTED.
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CASARO PROVOLONE 1LB.(APPRX).
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THE FAMOUS ALPS SOPRESSATA 1LB(APPRX).

The buy it now price was $25.95 + $10.00 shipping, and I ordered it. I haven't been able to find the Parmigiano Reggiano around here at all, and we love Provolone. My husband is a sausage eater, so I'm sure he'll enjoy the Sopressata.
So what do you think...did I get a pretty good buy?

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Old 07-10-2006, 12:32 PM   #2
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Cheese on Ebay .........sorry but I just got a kick out of this. Its amazing what you can buy on there.
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Old 07-10-2006, 12:36 PM   #3
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Well I don't think you got a great deal, but you probably did not get ripped off either.

Here are some online places for the parm reg to give you an idea of price.
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Old 07-10-2006, 12:42 PM   #4
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I've had to pay upwards of $16.00 per pound for Parm Reg at times. I have recently discovered a great little Itallian market about 1/2 mile from my house. His Parm Reg is stamped and certified and sells it for around $12.00 per pound in cryovac.
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Old 07-10-2006, 12:54 PM   #5
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Connie, I bid and buy on ebay often, but I would not buy food on ebay. Since you've already ordered it, I hope it works out. I would check on line for specialty stores that ship to your door.
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Old 07-10-2006, 12:56 PM   #6
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I buy my vanilla beans on Ebay. No one carried them around here. I can get 12 pods for $6.00 shipped on Ebay.
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Old 07-10-2006, 01:50 PM   #7
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I buy my vanilla beans on Ebay. No one carried them around here. I can get 12 pods for $6.00 shipped on Ebay.
I wonder how they can sell them that cheaply..... usually the pods are about $3 each. How good are they? Have they gotten hard? Lack flavor? Curious.
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Old 07-10-2006, 01:56 PM   #8
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NO, they are fantastic. I originally bought them to make LemonCello (sp) about a month ago. Since then I've used them to make vanilla infused sugar which is GREAT for baking as well as other misc uses. My cupboard is FULL of wonderful vanilla flavor.

These beand are only about 1 month old. They came vac-u-sealed and are about 6" to 8" long. They were very fresh when I got them. I placed them in a small Zip-Lock and they are still very pliable and moist.
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Sounds great Home Chef..... I'll have to check out eBay. Thanks!
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I was browsing on eBay this morning and found this item:

1.
PARMIGIANO REGGIANO 1LB. (APPRX)FROM ITALY,IMPORTED.
2.
CASARO PROVOLONE 1LB.(APPRX).
3.
THE FAMOUS ALPS SOPRESSATA 1LB(APPRX).

The buy it now price was $25.95 + $10.00 shipping, and I ordered it. I haven't been able to find the Parmigiano Reggiano around here at all, and we love Provolone. My husband is a sausage eater, so I'm sure he'll enjoy the Sopressata.
So what do you think...did I get a pretty good buy?

I dunno, looks pretty good to me. I have bought fair trade coffee and baklava before on ebay and received wonderful products both times. Because I order so much food online, I would not hesitate to buy food on ebay, after I carefully consider the seller, pay close attention to feedback.
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