That is high, even for my area. In my area the average price for a whole packer is around $4.50/lb. for choiced, but I've seen Angus close to $8.00/lb.. Walmart sells choice whole packers for $2.69/lb. but they are almost mostly fat. Costco generally doesn't sell briskets in my area. In a couple of weeks I'll be going to Restaurant Depot to see what their prices are.