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Qczar
10-25-2005, 09:11 AM
I`ve been a 'FoodSaver' user practically since the damn thing was invented, purchasing one shortly after seeing it infomercialed on TV about 25 years ago (boy does time go by slowly preping food 8^). I`ve bought a few of them throughout the years as gifts, but I still have and use the original design model and it is ever so slowly losing it`s punch as I once in a while run warm water thru it to keep it clean and pumping.

So as I am considering a new one, I noticed their top of the line model is the 'Pro III'. I`m sure some have this model and I was wondering any pro`s or con`s about it? They list for $300 and eBay has them for a 'Buy It Now' price of about $180. Considering I paid about $300 for the original model 25 years ago, it`s seems like a fair deal.

Ain`t it great how everything can get made in China and the prices keep going down? (pure sarcasm)............. 8^o

Bigdog
10-25-2005, 10:41 AM
Probably save big bucks by bying one at a garage sale.

brdbbq
10-25-2005, 10:48 AM
Got ours off ebay sometime ago.

Bigdog
10-25-2005, 10:50 AM
Got ours off ebay sometime ago.
How much did you pay?

brdbbq
10-25-2005, 10:53 AM
How much did you pay?

Hell I don't rememeber, I'm old.

Smoker
10-25-2005, 12:48 PM
I know I have seen them at Costco. Can't remember the price.

Qczar
10-25-2005, 01:03 PM
I know I have seen them at Costco. Can't remember the price.

Trouble with just buying at Costco or other stores, is that they usually have a lower quality model. I figure if I buy their best model (highest quality pump), and I get another 25 years out of it, by that time I just might not be into vacuum sealing any more?

thillin
10-25-2005, 02:23 PM
Check Cabelas or Bass Pro Shop. They carry some, not sure of the brand. I know I've seen a nice stainless model at Cabelas.

http://cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/index/index-display.jsp?id=cat570002&navAction=jump&navCount=1&parentId=cat20075&parentType=category&cmCat=MainCatcat20075

Ty

Sawdustguy
10-26-2005, 11:17 AM
I brought mine to a competition with a ton of Suckie bags. They are great for marinading at a contest. Simply marinate, seal and chuck it in the cooler.

in2que
10-26-2005, 04:16 PM
We got the Pro III on ebay brand new for around that price. Use the crap out of it and it does a great job. We got the top of the line because it gets used so much, wanted something that lasts.