Chef BA, well, I am gonna make this even more tempting. I just got $80 back from Cabelas. I got an advertisement for Spring Sales at Cabelas and they start 2/28. I told them that I just reveived mine a week ago and she said since you are a good customer we will make an exception and credit your account. Well, if anyone was contemplating purchasing one, the brochure says its running from 2/28 - 3/24.
Yes, the bags from Canada that I mentioned have the waffle weave inside on BOTH sides. They worked well with the old FoodSaver I currently have and mine is the old 1500. I have had it for many years and just got tired of the seals leaking on me. I would suggest that if you use the thicker bags that you double seal them cause my OLD FS has the thin line sealer. The new Cabelas is 1/4 inch and you can see a nice clear seal.