Get one of the vaccuum sealers. There are a few major brands available,
Id say see what is or appears the most available in your area and go
with that one, or compare the bells and whistles of the brands available
and go with what seems best for you. $60 seems about right, depending
on all what you want or how big of a 'kit' you want to buy with it, ive
seen them go from $45 to $145 dollars.
Cheap bags. hmm ok, oh and have you found cheap ink for inkjet printers
Thats how they make their $$$ off you, with the bags. BUT they do make
containers that you can use over and over again. Pick up a few of
them. One of the vac machines I hear comes with a gadget that you can
also use it on mason jars. Probably a lot cheaper than their containers.
They do make generic bags for these things, .... not quite as
expensive. I have not had any significant problems with them but others
have posted saying they had troubles with their generics and to stick
with the name brand.
They do work well though and I used one for the testing I did earlier
this year for the best method of storing coffee and the vac worked the
best of all.