A few months ago I bought a solder sucker. The usual pump action one was a pain to use, wicking was not much fun either, and a proper de-soldering station is a bit expensive for the rare times I need it.
I then found this hybrid. under $15. Last week I used it for the first time. I removed a DIP16 socket. One pump each pin, no extra solder needed to be added, and it just fell out. I was surprised how well it worked.
So if you have a need to desolder, not too often, then these ones may be right for you.