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Old 12-19-2015, 07:10 PM   #941
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That's really cool. I use my standard scale, measure my weight, then pick up the suitcase and take the difference. I have to admit your device is easier!

BTW, love my scale. It is a classic "Detecto" brand weight scale. There is no substitute. Springs won't do. Guess what? Scale was ordered from Amazon, but was sourced directly from Detecto.
I have a package scale that which I bought from Office Depot years ago. The scale goes up to 100 lbs and at first weigh in, the suitcase I'm packing came in at about 47 lbs. That's when I starting looking and saw the one at Amazon and just had to order (should arrive on Monday).

I saw a Youtube video saying that the scales at the airports aren't calibrated often. So if they are off and airlines want to charge you, then you own scale can help plead your case.



Plus, I want to be be sure my luggage is lightweight enough both flying out and back home.
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These are really handy for getting things from high shelves, or that sock that is way in the back of the dryer, or whatever.
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Not an order, a return. We ordered a product ($105) with a guaranteed delivery, but it never showed. I complained, they sent another.
Ten days later, the original package shows up. I wait a couple of days, nothing from Amazon, so I sent them an email letting them know and asking for a return label so I could send it back. They seemed surprised, but did send the prepaid label.
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Old 12-20-2015, 09:16 AM   #944
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These are really handy for getting things from high shelves, or that sock that is way in the back of the dryer, or whatever.
Those things are great. Also great for getting the toy mice which cats push under a dresser .
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Not an order, a return. We ordered a product ($105) with a guaranteed delivery, but it never showed. I complained, they sent another.
Ten days later, the original package shows up. I wait a couple of days, nothing from Amazon, so I sent them an email letting them know and asking for a return label so I could send it back. They seemed surprised, but did send the prepaid label.
Kudos for your honesty! Many would not have done the same!
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Old 12-20-2015, 11:27 AM   #947
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Old 12-20-2015, 11:35 AM   #948
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Those things are great. Also great for getting the toy mice which cats push under a dresser .
No cats here, but every time I drop something it goes under the furniture or between the refrigerator and counter or someplace like that. Now I have an easier way to retrieve these items.

Last night F was over here doing his laundry, since his washer recently broke and since he lives next door to me. We watched a movie on Netflix. Anyway he was absolutely intrigued by this thing, which was in my laundry room. He thought it was the neatest device ever, so I ordered another one for him using my rewards points.
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That's really cool. I use my standard scale, measure my weight, then pick up the suitcase and take the difference. I have to admit your device is easier!

BTW, love my scale. It is a classic "Detecto" brand weight scale. There is no substitute. Springs won't do. Guess what? Scale was ordered from Amazon, but was sourced directly from Detecto.
I got my luggage scale. It's accurate measured against the package scale I also have. I do have a bit of buyer's remorse though as the one I have doesn't fold nicely like another brand and the gauge of mine is every 5 lbs whereas the other is every pound. Plus the other has a carrying case.

But, the one I have is made more of metal than plastic which is a plus. Oh, on both of them, not only do they weigh luggage but also have a built in measuring tape to help make sure luggage is of proper dimension.

The one I got:

Amazon.com: Travelon Stop & Lock Luggage Scale, Black, One Size: Clothing

The one I kinda wish I got:

http://www.amazon.com/Smartrip-Lugga...=luggage+scale

p.s. I'm worn out just weighing my suitcase a few times..working out my triceps .
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I ordered my grandchildren's Christmas gifts. Two Lego sets, three Barbie house furnishing sets, one gift card. It is great that the gifts for the out of town grandchildren can be ordered wrapped.
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Ordered a new computer router. Should arrive today with same day free shipping (I had to add a case of cat food too to bump the total order up to qualify for free same day shipping). Also had to chance to do a pickup up of the order at a 7-Eleven (now Amazon and 7-Eleven are shipping partners too, I guess) but chose to just get the delivery at home.
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Vacuum cleaner belts. Was a house guest and volunteered to vacuum while hosts were out - promptly sucked in a shoelace and smoked the belt. Thank you Amazon Prime for the quick face save.
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Vacuum cleaner belts. Was a house guest and volunteered to vacuum while hosts were out - promptly sucked in a shoelace and smoked the belt. Thank you Amazon Prime for the quick face save.
Went to Walmart to get vacuum bags. It had very few bags, and not the one I need. Looks like people all use bagless machines now, instead of the old style like mine. I do not like the bagless because the mess I have seen when one empties it, so will continue to use mine.

Went on eBay and ordered 20 for $16, shipping included. And it arrived in 3 days. Son of gun!

I buy more from eBay than Amazon for things like this, as eBay is cheaper.
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