I purchased one last spring from Costco (paid around $160) and tried, but was not happy with it at all and took it back. It was to replace a very basic food saver that I had purchased at London Drugs about 8-10 years ago. My old one worked better than the new one from Costco. The problem with the old one is that I can only seal about 3-4 bags and then it needs to cool down, also the heating sealing strip is not in the best condition and I have not been able to find a replacement. To counteract the overheating I usually take a cold wash cloth and lay it over the heat sealing strip. So I am still looking for a good one without having to spend a bundle.