Vacuum Sealer Helluva Deal!

Discussion in 'Info and Practices' started by berninga87, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. berninga87

    berninga87 Smoking Fanatic

    So in the past few weeks I've been scrounging for all the info I can find on making bacon, and in meantime I've decided I need a vacuum sealer. Being one to shop around I visited all the retail stores I could think of that would carry these items to do some price comparing, and found this on the Kmart clearance shelf. 

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    It's a Foodsaver model V840. I think that this model has been discontinued, and you see it here as is as I bought it....no box, no owners manual, no accessories, and a missing knob at the top, but if you can make out the blurred price tag, it says 89.95 at the top at 11.95 at the bottom! I could hardly keep a straight face at the counter as I bought it...and it works (display model)! I found it last Saturday, sealed up some apple slices that night(thought they would be good for a test in the fridge) and the slices have already well outlasted the slices left in a bowl in the fridge. Hopefully the seal will last a lot longer than a couple of days, but I'm still pretty stoked about the find! Better yet, Foodsaver has agreed to send me the missing items from my purchase, since the product I bought was supposed to come with an accessory hose and a couple containers. Trust me I'm not trying to gloat or brag(I'm not the type I promise!) but just a message to all my SMF friends out there to keep your eyes open for sweet deals in unexpected places! The store manager even thought it was bogus, but they have to honor the price on the product!
     
  2. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Great score Buddy!

    After you use it a few times, you won't know how you ever got along without one.
     
  3. Excellent catch. I always go up and down the Clearance isle in every store that has one.

    Love some of the deals I get.

    Happy Smokin'

    Mike
     
  4. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Gloat Away!

    Nice Score

    Todd
     
  5. bluebombersfan

    bluebombersfan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice score!!
     
  6. sierra

    sierra Fire Starter

    Good deal! Even better you got them to ship you the missing pieces!
     
  7. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Great deal congrats on finding it
     
  8. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Actually, with all the missing items, they were lucky to get anything for it.  In the process, you got a super deal!  Way to keep your eyes open!

    It sounds like Food Saver customer service took good care of you, too.

    Good luck and good smoking.
     
  9. bigfish98

    bigfish98 Smoking Fanatic

    Sweet! They didn't have two did they?!
     
  10. jc1947

    jc1947 Smoking Fanatic

    Fabulous deal!!!!!!!! I paid 10 times that much for mine!

    JC1947
     
  11. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great score
     
  12. raymo76

    raymo76 Smoking Fanatic

    Oh man that's a bad @$$ deal!
     
  13. berninga87

    berninga87 Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks all! The apples I sealed up I left in the fridge for a test run, and still today they are sealed and with little discoloration! I think we can call this one good. Having a vacuum sealer opens up many new options, now that I can store the massive amounts of meat that I've wanted to smoke safely until they all get eaten. 
     
  14. I have also used mine to store "extra" rub when I make a batch - stays fresh!  Heck...I sealed up 2 t-shirts and mailed them to the states in an envelope and they traveled great!

    John
     

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