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Old 11-29-06, 12:16 PM
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Free USPS Package Scale

USPS is giving out a free package scale. The scale weighs packages up to 6lbs.

https://ecap21.usps.com/cgi-bin/ecap...=&listID=23454
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Old 11-29-06, 12:44 PM
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Old 11-29-06, 12:44 PM
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Old 11-29-06, 01:31 PM
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Don't get your hopes up, folks. These are low-tech. This is what the folks at another site have been getting:


"Metal strips and a plastic base. If the item forces the "scale" to flatten, it's heavier than whatever is marked on that "scale". They can be stacked to measure up to 6lbs."

Of course I ordered one.... I love freebies, even if they just end up going into my kid's playroom to be used as ramps for his toy cars.
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Old 11-29-06, 04:03 PM
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Originally Posted by kenbuzz
Don't get your hopes up, folks. These are low-tech. This is what the folks at another site have been getting
Yup, that's them. Pretty shitty.

unless used as ramps, of course..
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Old 11-29-06, 06:33 PM
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I'll give them a try, thanks.
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Old 11-29-06, 06:41 PM
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WTH?!?! Those look like some late night, as seen on TV crap!
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Old 11-30-06, 02:19 AM
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This is outstanding. My wife is really active on Paperbackswap.com, and I often have to go out to the post office to use their digital scale to check if something is over 1 pound or over 2 pounds.
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Old 11-30-06, 02:24 AM
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i signed up all happy, then you shot me down with the pics

still thanks for the offer, i love freebies!!
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Old 11-30-06, 02:57 AM
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I got these a couple of years ago. You put your package on top and if the pointy part underneath doesn't touch the table, you are under that weight level (1 pound increments up to 6 pounds).

Whaddaya expect for free?
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Old 11-30-06, 11:46 AM
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I got some a couple years ago as well, and I laughed when they came in. But to tell you the truth, I've actually used them quite a bit. Most of the things I sell on ebay are under 5 pounds, so it makes my trip to the post office a little faster.
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Old 11-30-06, 01:40 PM
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I also got these a few years ago during the first promotion. They're actually quite handy when it comes to shipping ebay items. Now with this second promo I'll be able to weigh items up to 12 lbs.
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Old 11-30-06, 02:26 PM
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Old 12-03-06, 05:49 PM
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Was gonna get this, but after seeing the pics i'm gonna pass. Does anyone know of an accurate good quality digital scale that weighs upto 30 pounds for a cheap price?
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Old 12-03-06, 06:53 PM
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Thanks!!! FREE CRAP!!!!! and from the USPS!!!!
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Old 12-04-06, 07:23 PM
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Originally Posted by ernestrp
Thanks!!! FREE CRAP!!!!! and from the USPS!!!!
That's quite a big banana you have Ernest. I'd hate to flop that thing on one of these plastic POSs
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Old 12-04-06, 07:27 PM
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They work, and I think for some package services, they charge by the pound, so that's the level of granularity you need.
Plus they're free.
Of course, if stamps go to 42 cents or something, we'll know why.
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Old 12-05-06, 09:46 PM
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I notice that they weigh a bit heavy.

I used my digital scale to weah a box that was 4 pounds, 13 ounces. When I stacked the 3# and 2# ramps to make a 5 pound scale, it touched bottom.
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Old 12-07-06, 05:30 PM
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I notice that they weigh a bit heavy.

I used my digital scale to weah a box that was 4 pounds, 13 ounces. When I stacked the 3# and 2# ramps to make a 5 pound scale, it touched bottom.
I guess thats why you get information about BUYING a Digital Scale from the usps. I see you already have one of those.

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Old 12-07-06, 05:56 PM
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Originally Posted by tbwmp88
Was gonna get this, but after seeing the pics i'm gonna pass. Does anyone know of an accurate good quality digital scale that weighs upto 30 pounds for a cheap price?
Try ebay, I got one on there before.
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Old 12-07-06, 10:59 PM
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I ordered one and the next day one came in the mail. My wife apparently ordered it.
It's ok for estimating. My digital only goes up to 3 pounds so thsi helps out a bit even if its low tech.
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no longer available. damn.
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