i moved about a year ago and can't find my friggin vacuum pump sealer so i am going to buy another.
there's this thing called a pump n' seal on the net. it's manual, ie. looks for all the world like a basketball inflator. Funny thing is it pulls a better vacuum than the powered ones and you can use it with any jar that has a top that seals.
you can also us this thing with any ziplock baggy. if you're clever, you might even figure out how to use this with conversions.
yeah, i know it sounds like i'm pimping this thing but i am NOT affliliated with this thing in any way.
oh yeah, you can also use it to marinate meat fast. i know, i know, it adds a few grams of sugar. give me a break guys. a few grams won't kill you...