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Subject: For those home mailers...what type of scale do you use?
Date Posted: 8/28/2007 2:16 PM ET
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I've been thinking about getting a food scale for the kitchen anyway and thought that I could just use that for postage. Do any of you use kitchen scales?

Date Posted: 8/28/2007 3:27 PM ET
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I have a Salter kitchen scale that I use for food and for postage.  The only difference from the scale PBS is offering, is that mine doesn't have the hold feature.  But mine weighs in ounces and grams, and lets you weigh food minus the container (tare weight).  I have taken letters and packages to the post office to check the postage, and my scale has been right on the money.

I bought mine at a Bed, Bath & Beyond with a 20% off coupon, so it was a good deal.  I love it.

Date Posted: 8/28/2007 3:46 PM ET
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I have one from USPS. I use it for all my mail - letters, cards, parcels, media mail, etc.

Nita

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Date Posted: 8/28/2007 4:11 PM ET
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I use a food scale and have found it to be very accurate.  It weighs in ounces and I usually add one ounce just to be sure I get enough postage on it.

Date Posted: 8/28/2007 5:16 PM ET
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I have a digital kitchen scale that seems to be spot-on with the scale at the post office.  I think it cost around $25 at Walmart a few years ago.  Looks very comparable to the one offered in the PBS kiosk.

 



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Date Posted: 8/28/2007 6:09 PM ET
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I use a food scale too.  Any scale, as long as it's accurate, will do for postage.

Date Posted: 8/28/2007 6:45 PM ET
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I have a pretty expensive scale that I got for making soap--it's got to be accurate to do recipes that require precision out to at least the nearest tenth of an ounce, and that's what I use to double-check my mail, too.

Cheryl

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Date Posted: 8/28/2007 7:01 PM ET
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Yes - stainless steel, digital scale by Salter that weighs in grams and 0.001 oz.  I think I paid $20 for it.

 



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Date Posted: 8/28/2007 7:40 PM ET
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anyone have one that's inexpensive yet accurate? $25 is a lot for me. Going to check out the one in the PBS Kiosk...

Date Posted: 8/28/2007 8:02 PM ET
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Yes, I picked up my food scale in the drug store.  Spent about $5 on it and it's accurate.

Date Posted: 8/28/2007 8:07 PM ET
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I do use a kitchen scale.  It's a digital scale that goes up to 11 lbs.  It's made by Polder.  I got it at a kitchen supply store. 

Date Posted: 8/28/2007 8:47 PM ET
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I got a pelouze digital scale that works well, It does oz/g and lb/kg. I got for Xmas last year and think it was around $20.

Date Posted: 8/28/2007 9:32 PM ET
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mine is from Target... Michael Graves. i love it, and it came with a bowl for food measurements

Date Posted: 8/28/2007 10:15 PM ET
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Ending up getting a 55lb postal/kitchen scale that was cheaper than the 11lb capacity kitchen scale I was initially going to purchase. I'll be able to use it for Ebay, if I ever take the time to learn how to start listing things.



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Date Posted: 8/29/2007 3:35 AM ET
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I have a DigiWeigh postal scale. Hubby occasionally sells a few things on Ebay so I needed something that did more than 5 pounds. It weighs up to 36 pounds and was only around 20 dollars.

http://www.americola.com/B0009NCBQE/DigiWeigh_DW-36XP_Postal_Scale.htm

Date Posted: 8/29/2007 8:11 AM ET
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The one I decided on is similar    www.amazon.com/Ultraship-Electronic-Digital-Shipping-Kitchen/dp/B0006LA4DQ/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/105-7273370-8472462



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Date Posted: 8/29/2007 5:26 PM ET
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Get the scale in the PBS Kiosk! ;)

Date Posted: 8/30/2007 12:05 AM ET
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I just bought a 50lb Weighmax digital scale from an ebay store that stocks tons of them. It was only $19.72 (including shipping) for mine. They have tons in their store going really cheap and he has over 17,000 feedback at 100% positive. This scale will work for selling on ebay as well as shipping books on here. A five pound scale isn't big enough for some of my ebay items. I can't wait until pbs does printable postage!  :)

http://stores.ebay.com/Just-Pounds-and-Ounces_W0QQsspagenameZL2222QQtZkm

Date Posted: 8/30/2007 12:27 AM ET
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Jennifer that's where I got mine from too!! We got ours for the same reason you did. a 5 pound scale wouldn't have been enough for us. :)

Date Posted: 8/30/2007 12:31 AM ET
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Thats neat Tammy! It was a great deal! :)

Date Posted: 8/30/2007 6:39 AM ET
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Yup it sure was!

Date Posted: 8/30/2007 1:20 PM ET
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I would have looking for one on Ebay too, but I had two $25.00 gift certificates for Amazon and was able to get the scale and some other stuff free. YEA! It's already on its way.