Welcome to “The Sucker”. We purchased this item at auction today and it is ideal for the job that we want to do. This “beast” has a 470 x 630 x 235mm chamber size and can suck 63 cubic metres per hour. The double chamber also allows setting up one while the other is vacuuming and sealing. It was quite an investment but our business is about suppling quality products so an item like this is really a necessity to do the job properly. We want every fish product purchased from us to be properly vacuum sealed.
Whilst I am on the “soapbox”, what is the go with vendor’s unrealistic expectations in relation to price of second hand goods? In the same auction, I also had the winning bid for a commercial mixer/mincer. The final price was not trivial and actually amounted to 34% of the new price. This for something that was used, you could not test and was put on the market through a reputable auctioneer. There were a lot of bidders and I do think that my winning bid was a bit above wholesale value as it was not a product that I was seeking to buy and on-sell – as many dealers do at auctions. The “Sucker” was actually about the same % and it sold. The old adage that “something is only worth what someone is prepared to pay” applies here. Anyway, I can buy a similar product for less from various other outlets so I guess it is their loss. I just need to think of a “S” name for that machine as well.