View Full Version : Best Deal for a Postal Scale?
12-07-2006, 06:52 PM
I need one and am not sure where to buy one. I looked at ebay but am not sure if those are good quality scales. Any suggestions?
12-08-2006, 08:12 AM
I bought one on ebay from Old Will Knott (sp?) that I'm really happy with. I think with shipping, it was around $20, and worth every penny. I bought the one that has the detachable display. It's been acurate and reliable so far. I think I've had it for about 4 months now.
12-08-2006, 10:32 AM
An alterntive to consider... I use our digital kitchen scale (~$10 from Walmart). Obtain the pounds & ounces, visit USPS site, enter the weight from the kitchen scale, and get the resulting postage amount. The USPS site calculates both domestic & international rates.
12-08-2006, 04:19 PM
I got mine from ebay years ago and still works great. Mine is the Escali silver...
I think the PO also sells scales, but don't know how they compare price wise.
Shelley mama to Skyler and Kaian
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12-08-2006, 06:15 PM
I got one "free" through stamps.com - you might check and see if they are doing any promotions that get you a "free" scale.
12-08-2006, 09:35 PM
I bought one from TomFowler46 on Ebay in March. Works great & is very accurate. I've used it on a daily basis for weighing & mailing packages. I think it may have a one year guarantee as well.
12-08-2006, 10:52 PM
I also bought one on ebay from the same seller as the PP.
I use it almost everyday and it works great - I've had it for about a year now.
12-09-2006, 02:11 AM
I checked the ones from TomFowler on ebay and they look exactly like the same one I received from stamps.com "free". I signed up for a month but pretty much received my money's worth ($10?) in the scale and postage.
12-09-2006, 10:14 PM
But isn't there a monthly fee of like $15-16 to use Stamps.com after the first free month? I can ship via Paypal using USPS or UPS without any monthly fee or surcharge so that makes more sense for my needs than paying for Stamps.com & getting a "free" scale. You can also use click n ship from USPS without any monthly or extra fees.
12-10-2006, 02:02 PM
What you do is pay for one month. They give you free postage for signing up, then more free postage for the first month you pay plus the free scale. Then you cancel and get to keep the scale. Make sense?
12-10-2006, 04:52 PM
Amy in NC
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12-10-2006, 05:26 PM
Another vote for Old Will Knot on eBay. Smooth transaction. Had mine for almost two years. I got one that goes up to 30 lbs. I use it for figuring out exact postage. And after DD was born, I used to weigh her on the scale.
12-10-2006, 05:33 PM
Yeah, basically if you use up all the free postage (I just printed 39 cent stamps until the postage ran out, knew that I'd use them sometime), the scale ends up costing like $8 out of pocket or something.
12-11-2006, 10:16 AM
Another satisfied customer of Old Will Knott. Great transaction, great scale, great price. We've had our baby scale for 3 years and it has remained accurate.
Here's a link to his ebay store:
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