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    What do you use for a scale?

    I was thinking of picking up this one: http://cgi.ebay.com/40KG-Digital-Fis...item3a61bda150
    $4.89 shipped is a damn good price, anyone know if this is complete junk or should I pull the trigger?

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    i use a Park tools bike scale.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoboIsGod View Post
    I was thinking of picking up this one: http://cgi.ebay.com/40KG-Digital-Fis...item3a61bda150
    $4.89 shipped is a damn good price, anyone know if this is complete junk or should I pull the trigger?
    I have this one and it's great! I recently weighed a bike box to ship, and it weighed in at 15.8 lb. Then at the FedEx counter, their calibrated (supposedly) scale confirmed it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by southpawboston View Post
    I have this one and it's great! I recently weighed a bike box to ship, and it weighed in at 15.8 lb. Then at the FedEx counter, their calibrated (supposedly) scale confirmed it!
    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by southpawboston View Post
    I have this one and it's great! I recently weighed a bike box to ship, and it weighed in at 15.8 lb. Then at the FedEx counter, their calibrated (supposedly) scale confirmed it!
    I bought one as well, but it only worked for about 3 weeks then died. But it was cheap.

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    I have a luggage scale that works well enough for me.
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    Scale? If I can pick it up with one hand it's light enough for me. Weight doesn't matter. Strength and conditioning matter.

    If I'm shipping, I've got the setup at work.
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    It should be good enough and better than most springed fish scales.
    I also bought a digital luggage scale and it was also confirmed this year by many airport digital scales to the tenth of a pound. coincidentally, I just bought (last night!) a flat, square digital kitchen scale yesterday made by "Polder" from Costco. Weighed all sorts of component stash last night and it confirmed most weights I previously got using the luggage scale but it's so much easier to use.

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    I have some from Harbor Freight. My wife does a lot of ebay-ing (kids clothes) so we needed a scale for shipping. The fish hook one has lasted ~5 years, and the flat one needed to be replaced after almost 5 years. Pretty good and cheap.

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    For small things weighing more then a pound I use an old fish scale. For bikes I use an old market scale.
    In keeping with the C&V thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoboIsGod View Post
    I was thinking of picking up this one: http://cgi.ebay.com/40KG-Digital-Fis...item3a61bda150
    $4.89 shipped is a damn good price, anyone know if this is complete junk or should I pull the trigger?
    For bikes, if I can lift it and carry it up the escalator at Downsview, Station it's light enough to ride. If shipping something, I take it to the carrier and get them to weigh it.

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    Bought the Park scale but don't like the lack of a significant digits of .0. Would like one more and have grams instead of kg. I will likely buy another one for lighter parts to get the higher significant digits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoboIsGod View Post
    I was thinking of picking up this one: http://cgi.ebay.com/40KG-Digital-Fis...item3a61bda150
    $4.89 shipped is a damn good price, anyone know if this is complete junk or should I pull the trigger?
    I have the exact model. Mine is within an oz from my local post office scale. I use it to weight luggage too when I travel. For a 50 lbs luggage the different is off by a few oz from the ticket counter scale. The battery last forever too.

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    If I am weighing a bike I go low tech. First I jump on my digital readout bathroom scale and note that weight, then again holding the bike. The difference is the bike's weight.

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    I always liked G major......

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    +4 I have that exact scale and it works well.

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    I've got a Park DS1 and a Toledo Digital table top scale that goes to 150lbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlankCrows View Post
    If I am weighing a bike I go low tech. First I jump on my digital readout bathroom scale and note that weight, then again holding the bike. The difference is the bike's weight.
    I did that before I got my hanging scale. Very inaccurate, and inconsistent.

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