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Jun 7, 2014 08:55 AM

yard sales - Food Saver BARGAINS!

At one, found an unopened package of 8" wide bags and an almost full roll of 11" wide bags to be. Didn't need the food saver or attachments, since already have one that works fine... another yard sale find from past. Seller said what would you like to pay? I KNEW what the bags cost and threw out $5 offer which was eagerly taken.

At another sale, I see a much more advanced FS... with buttons for speed of vac & dry/moist foods... and a few others. Had most of a roll of wide bag material sitting inside & a box (unopened) marked "Super Value Pack" of rolls of bag stuff. It had a $10 price tag on it & I was willing to pay that, as long as that box-o-bags came with it. I walked over to seller and might have said something as simple as "that foodsaver on the table?" and she says $5... WITH the bags!

It's an "older" model... horizontal instead of vertical, so couldn't find a price/value other than on Ebay... $40-80 being asked. At FS site, the unopened box-o-bags costs about $40 and package of maybe 40 bags costs over $20.

Thinking my $10 purchases would probably be at least $100... I'm a happy camper! I REALLY like this thing since cooking for one. A regular sized package of bone-less chicken breasts (usually 4 pieces) is easily 2 meals (plus left-overs for lunch), so I just repackage and freeze. Any thing rock hard frozen is ready to cook after less than half hour in container of room temp water... and I never find any "mystery" items in bottom/back of freezer that are burnt beyond use.

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  1. 3/4 's of a bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue (750ml) for 10 was opened but who cared a $265.00 dollar bottle of scotch ...

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    1. re: PHREDDY

      Not a Scotch person but gonna take your word on a FABULOUS find!! Dollar for dollar, beats my finds by a MILE!!

      1. re: PHREDDY

        Is 3/4 of a bottle of JW Blue for $10 a better deal than a case of 1960s Pinch for $50? I suppose reasonable minds could differ...

        1. re: kaleokahu

          You see, it never surprises what you can find...Not a real scotch drinker myself, but I have served to my guests.

          I would imagine a case of Pinch probably only cost $50 back then.

      2. I have to admit to reading the title as food finds, not food saver finds, lol. Never seen any food (or booze) at a yard sale unless there was also a bake sale.

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        1. re: foodieX2

          I have been to a few yard/tag sales and noticed liquor be sold on many occasions.