Pig Roast ?

whirleybird

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Used to breed piggies here with the sole purpose of spit roasting them both for ours and other peoples bbq's. With Margo's amazing marinade they were always perfect!
 
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lifeisgreat

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With their stuff? You mean the company who sold it to you didn't charge for the shipping?
No I shipped a 20 foot container full of household goods and just packed it in that ...shipping alone being heavy gauge steel would be cost prohibitive..
 
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william webster

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Awilda would do it....

I have done lawn mowers, BBQ's..... you name it

My friend just did 57 boxes of tile..... heavy !!!
13"x13" tile..... 57 boxes..... about $500..... great deal
The tile was $6000............ for his pool
 
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AlterEgo

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Awilda would do it....

I have done lawn mowers, BBQ's..... you name it

My friend just did 57 boxes of tile..... heavy !!!
13"x13" tile..... 57 boxes..... about $500..... great deal
The tile was $6000............ for his pool
Exactly, any mundanza would ship it. One day we were in a store in NJ having an unadvertised sale on nice gas grills. Mr AE called our guy and asked for a shipping cost. $100. We paid for the grill, and the guy met us in the parking lot with his van and took it away. (Another benefit of cementing relationships 🥰). Delivered to our door in DR.

I’m often surprised how many expats in DR don’t know they exist.
 
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william webster

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Very true AE...
No matter how much we talk about it


As for the piggies...

around mid-December in my area the prices go up...
but that's not the worst of it......
The boys from STI and other places come looking for 8-9-10.... at a time

No more piggies.

I have 2 cocineros near me... one does about 15-20 at Navidad
the other does 65+....
BIG PIG business
 

CristoRey

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Great thread.
Never purchased a whole pig.
They do several roast a year on
my street. 200- 250 pesos a pound.
 

AlterEgo

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Very true AE...
No matter how much we talk about it


As for the piggies...

around mid-December in my area the prices go up...
but that's not the worst of it......
The boys from STI and other places come looking for 8-9-10.... at a time

No more piggies.

I have 2 cocineros near me... one does about 15-20 at Navidad
the other does 65+....
BIG PIG business
You’re right. We’re lucky though. We happen to live across the road from the barrio butcher, and he has pigs, cows, goats, etc somewhere nearby.
 

cryptoli

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Exactly, any mundanza would ship it. One day we were in a store in NJ having an unadvertised sale on nice gas grills. Mr AE called our guy and asked for a shipping cost. $100. We paid for the grill, and the guy met us in the parking lot with his van and took it away. (Another benefit of cementing relationships 🥰). Delivered to our door in DR.

I’m often surprised how many expats in DR don’t know they exist.
What is a mundanza and can you recommend one? I tried to google both "mundanza" and "Awilda" but couldn't find what you both are referring to.

I'm looking to buy https://www.amazon.com/Cuisinart-COS-244-Vertical-Propane-Smoker/dp/B01GFLYWVK/ . The freight forwarder in Las Terrenas (Mail Boxes Etc.) quotes 10,622 DOP for shipping it. Not too crazy but not great on a 180 USD item:



Do you think I can get a better shipping price elsewhere?
 

william webster

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A mudanza is a shipper..... NYC has several, Boston too, Miami

Awilda Shipping is in Corona NY..... one I (and others here) use

Free shipping to them, once there, Awilda will price it for you
I doubt it will be $200
AE's BBQ was $100
 

cryptoli

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A mudanza is a shipper..... NYC has several, Boston too, Miami

Awilda Shipping is in Corona NY..... one I (and others here) use

Free shipping to them, once there, Awilda will price it for you
I doubt it will be $200
AE's BBQ was $100
Is there a website or whatsapp I can use to contact Awilda? I am in the DR right now and I would ship from Amazon.
 

william webster

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NYC telephone..... just google them.... use my name

They accept COD....... pay on delivery.........unless you have someone who can mail them a check