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Subject: do I ask about scales here?
Date Posted: 1/23/2010 10:37 AM ET
Member Since: 1/17/2010
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 I don't want to post in the wrong forum, but this does have to do with mailing books.

I am looking at getting my own scales makes it easier than having to deal with the post office waiting in line.

So, could someone suggest a good one/type?  I figure I only need one that weights, not give price of stamps needed.

Thanks for any help.



Date Posted: 1/23/2010 3:44 PM ET
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I use a food scale that weighs in grams and ounces.  It weighs to the 1/8 ounce or 2 grams.  It's handy to be able to weigh hard to measure ingredients, like peanut butter.   There are a number of options available at amazon.

Date Posted: 1/23/2010 4:03 PM ET
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Thanks, I have been checking out scales at Amazon.


Date Posted: 1/23/2010 11:30 PM ET
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PBS sells a nice one in the Kiosk. Here is the link: https://secure.paperbackswap.com/kiosk/details.php?type=item&id=67

Date Posted: 1/24/2010 9:26 AM ET
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Hi Janette,

I have an Ultraship scale. It weighs up to 55lbs which is good when mailing heavier boxes at Christmas time. The best feature is that the digital readout can be stretched away from the machine if you have an oversized box. That way you can still read it while the box is on the scale. You can find it on Ebay or Amazon between $20 - $30.


Last Edited on: 1/24/10 9:33 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 1/25/2010 3:01 PM ET
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I use the one Cheryl mentioned.  It's great.

Briana -
Date Posted: 1/25/2010 8:39 PM ET
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