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Old 09-17-2009, 08:19 PM
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Want to buy 100 pounds of navy beans. What national store sells them in 25Lb+ bags for a reasonable price? Will buy online as last resort...
Old 09-17-2009, 08:25 PM
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Only bean I've seen in that quantity was pinto.
Old 09-17-2009, 08:25 PM
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Our Sams don't sell bulk beans, don't know why. I've been buying arm-loads of the two-pound bags at Wally World.
I think Honerville sells bulk beans. I'm waiting for another 10% coupon to be sent out. They also only charge $4.49 for shipping, regardless of order size.
Also, the LDS sells beans in #10 cans with O2 absorbers already inside, and they ship for free.
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Emergency Preparedness ( is having a sale on their super pails of navy beans - 44 pounds for $69.95 in a 6 gallon bucket with mylar and oxygen absorber already done for you. Shipping costs there are GREAT: $1 - $60 is only $6, $60.01 to $120 is just $9 and $120.01 and up is only $12 - even for the super pails. You can get a whole pallet delivered to you for just $12 in shipping.
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aldis has them cheaper, dollar gen has 10lbs rice 4.50
Old 09-17-2009, 09:47 PM
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Or, you can wait and buy beans on sale at the grocery store for 1$ per bag or 10 for 10$ they call it. 2lb bags = .50 per pound. It beats what the bulk shippers are selling to you. The only thing I buy in Bulk from shippers is Hard White Wheat. Everybody be careful on the internet ordering stuff, I have seen many instances where your local stores run sales and slaughter the online sales BS. Be patient and thrifty and you will save big money.
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Costco has it in bulk.
Old 09-17-2009, 11:37 PM
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You might check the big membership clubs like Sam's and Costco. Another choice might be commercial food suppliers. Another thread here had a good idea. Check with local restaurant to see if they would order them for you from their suppliers. Sure to be cheaper than about any other source.
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I buy them on sale, 1 or 2 lb. bags at a time. Then I vac-pack them in one pound amounts [which is what you would use for a big pot of beans]. Easier to do a few pounds at a time than try to manage that many pounds at once.
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Since it is unclear where you live, you might want to change your profile. It would be helpful to list something, even listing a state or region would be more helpful.

That is a place near Portland, Oregon that serves the Pacific Northwest (PNW):

As you can see, they have a wide variety of items, all high quality. They will ship anywhere, of course.

I would also suggest that you try to diversify your bean stock since "variety is the spice of life" and eating 100 pounds of anything that you like today will almost assure that you will stave to death because after a while you won't even be able to -hear- about those navy beans without having spasms of revulsion.

The only thing that you will be wanting to eat is a bullet.

So, mix and match...!
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Honeyville has $5 shipping for all orders regardless of size!
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Someone earlier suggested Costco or Sam's. My Costco has 50lb bags of rice, but not beans. I was kind of surprised but it must just come down to local demand. Maybe a Costco in the Southwest would have bulk beans?
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Go to your local Mexican/Central American ethnic grocer if you have one nearby. They sell beans, rice, and masa flour all in bulk.
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Indian Food stores (Hindu not Native American) are an excellent place to get bulk items. Jaeggery, Spices, Vegetables, Rice, Flat Rice, Garbanzo beans, etc.
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I am having the same problem here, Rice 50 lbs is 16.47, 25 lbs 8.69 at sam's, but no beans. Doller store and grocery stores are around 1.29 and up on one pound dry beans, but no bulk. Thanks for info on Honeywell, 50 lbs, in 5 lb cans, already packaged, for 1.33 including shipping per pound, is pretty fair price when you include your own package, mylar, pale, ect. ect. I will be giving them a try in a few weeks. Thanks again 3/325
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I forgot about Emergancy Essentials; they have free shipping if you buy "SuperPails" and your order weighs 200 lbs+. The superpails are 6 gal buckets.
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The local Amish store sells bulk beans
Old 09-21-2013, 04:42 PM
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I've bought these lentils and split peas in 25lb bags, and really like them. The prices seem to fluctuate a bit, and you could certainly find less expensive ones too. (One bag was about half the listed cost as an "Amazon Warehouse Deal" awhile back.) The brand might be less elsewhere.
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There is "Country Life Natural Foods" in Pullman, MI. They have customers in Wisconsin also. CLNF.ORG
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Seriously, it should be an absolute last resort to buy any heavy bulk items online because you are paying mainly for shipping. For example, don't think you are getting a good deal with Honeyville (which I love their store) shipping at $5 because their online price is way higher than their in-store price ... all because of the heavier shipping. Heck, even freeze drive stuff is much cheaper in the store versus online at Honeyville ... always look to buy in-store stuff first and online as an absolute last resort.

Just wanted to mention because I've done the homework on this. Good luck!!


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