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Old 01-04-2013, 09:18 PM   #1
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If I buy a small kitchen scale for the purpose of weighing packages to buy postage online for diapers I sell here, how much weight should I need it to go up to? 12.5lbs is plenty, right?

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Yes anything more than that you could weigh separately and add them together. (Or use regional or other flat rate boxes. )
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Oh, duh! I didn't even think of that lol thank you
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Re: Scale

In your experience are scales pretty accurate? I have never purchased a label online for fear that it won't be the right amount of postage or whatever.
If I put my items in my box and weigh it will it be the EXACT amount I need? Because then I can get FREE DC shipping!!! Thanks
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Sorry to hijack OP
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I use my mom's old weight watchers scale and have next had issues. Anything over 13oz I always mail in flat rate boxes so I don't need anything big.
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Re: Scale

I use a 5 lb scale which has been plenty for me.
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In your experience are scales pretty accurate? I have never purchased a label online for fear that it won't be the right amount of postage or whatever.
If I put my items in my box and weigh it will it be the EXACT amount I need? Because then I can get FREE DC shipping!!! Thanks
You can always weigh something in a box at home. (anything it's just a test) Then go have the post office weigh it. They will weigh it if you tell them you just want to make sure your scale is accurate.
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Thanks. I just have a small food scale, but it goes up to 11 pounds or something silly!
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