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Subject: Cheap and accurate scales?
Date Posted: 5/18/2009 1:14 PM ET
Member Since: 10/5/2008
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I want a scale that handles up to around 2-3lbs (large hardcover). Does anyone have any recommendations (that do not involve stamps.com)? I drive by a PO 3x a week (5x next school year), and so I'm really not interested into postage at home and huge-capacity scales - I just want something that lets me check the PBS weights.

Date Posted: 5/18/2009 9:05 PM ET
Member Since: 2/19/2008
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I picked up mine (5lb digital model made by Royal) at Staples for about $12

If you have one near you I've also seen cheaper models at Harbor Freight.

Last Edited on: 5/18/09 9:05 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 5/19/2009 2:47 AM ET
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I got a good digital scale that can handle up to 75 lbs. off of eBay. I paid about $10.00 shipped. I have had it for a little over three years now. I had to change the battery once. That and dusting it are the only maintenance I have given it. It did come with an A/C power cord. I just don't use it.

Date Posted: 6/5/2009 12:58 PM ET
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I too just got a nice 50 lb. digital scale on eBay (my 5 lb scale wasn't big enough for some packages I mail out)

I got it for a whopping 98 cents, and $16 s&h and I'm quite pleased with it.  It's got a .2 ounce (two tenths of an ounce) accuracy so it's working fine for both letters and packages.