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Subject: Postal Scale...
Date Posted: 1/26/2011 10:07 AM ET
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Where can I find a cheap postal scale? I checked my local post office and the scale they have is $60.00. Would any plain scale at like a Wal-Mart work?

Date Posted: 1/26/2011 10:10 AM ET
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You can get an inexpensive ($14.99) food scale at Wal-Mart that will suffice.

Date Posted: 1/26/2011 11:28 AM ET
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I got mine at Target, digital, about $12.  It is accurate to within an ounce of the one at the PO.

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Date Posted: 1/26/2011 11:40 AM ET
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There are many inexpensive places to pick up an inexpensive postal (or food scale, which will also work).  PBS even sells a digital scale:  Just click on Kiosk, then click on Go Shopping link -- it's the last item on the shopping page.  Here is the link:  https://secure.paperbackswap.com/kiosk/details.php?type=item&id=67

Date Posted: 1/26/2011 12:26 PM ET
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Date Posted: 1/26/2011 1:23 PM ET
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I would just recommend getting the digital, not a dial one. The dial are too difficult to read the ounces when you are dealing with that FC to MM switch.

Date Posted: 1/26/2011 2:01 PM ET
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Thanks. I'll go check target first before I buy the one from here. Cutting on cost right now.

Date Posted: 1/29/2011 10:15 AM ET
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I purchased mine at Office Depot

Date Posted: 1/29/2011 10:29 AM ET
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Any scale will work!  As long as it's accurate.  I got a nice digital scale from Ebay.  A basic food scale works for lighter books.

Date Posted: 1/29/2011 1:15 PM ET
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I got my digital scale on eBay probably about ten years ago. It lives on my kitchen counter and it is happy to weigh both mail and food. It has a lifetime lithium battery (yay no wires) and works just as well today as when it was new. Totally worth the 35 dollars I paid for it.


Date Posted: 1/29/2011 1:43 PM ET
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I got a food scale.  It's bright colored so I can find it.  Batteries.  Up to 5 pounds.  Wonderful.  Worth every penny. 

Had a manual postal scale with this itty bitty platform.  Could not read it if a large envelope was shading the scale.  Argh.

Date Posted: 1/31/2011 3:24 PM ET
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Got mine on Ebay, first thing I ever purchased there.

Date Posted: 1/31/2011 7:04 PM ET
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I bought my postal scale at the post office for $14.00 last year.

Date Posted: 2/1/2011 6:30 AM ET
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I got mine several years ago from the kiosk here.  Works great.