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Alton B. Wilson > wrote:
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>Has anyone bought one of the small "pocket" scales listed on Ebay for
>weighing tea? I have expensive scales at work for weighing other types
>of things, but have never use any of these small ones.


I have not bought one off of Ebay, but I have one that I bought from
Edmund Scientific twenty years ago. It's a balance, not a spring scale,
and it only has a limited range without additional weights. It is
remarkably accurate within that range, though, and I have used it for
measuring out photochemistry in the field.
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got my scales today, 10$ including shipping
this scale is up to 1000g and is great.
found out i am using 4.5 g of tea when i should use 2.5
so wonder the taste was strong!!!

it will pay for itself in tea savings very quick
i am thinking about getting one for home and office, at the price it
is a deal!!!

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On Jul 2, 8:24 pm, wrote:
> got my scales today, 10$ including shipping
> this scale is up to 1000g and is great.
> found out i am using 4.5 g of tea when i should use 2.5
> so wonder the taste was strong!!!
>
> it will pay for itself in tea savings very quick
> i am thinking about getting one for home and office, at the price it
> is a deal!!!
>
> alanj



Great! I'm glad it worked out well for you! I actually just ordered a
new one myself a couple weeks back and I really can't speak highly
enough of it for the money. Dealextreme has always served me right,
and the combination of pricing and free shipping makes it a great stop
for things like iPod gear, flash memory, Nintendo DS rom carts,
Chinese kitschy toys, and outdoorsy stuff like flashlights and
compasses. Sorry if it sounds like a commercial, but I have really
got a lot of value and great stuff over the years and routinely order
from them.

I'm always surprised at how I overestimate on tea amounts too, It's
also amazing how different teas weigh and the volumes involved. I'm
normally not one for mixing my science and my tea, but every now and
then a thermometer or scale is handy for double checking your
assumptions and making corrections, and for a new user who wants to
start out right they are very nice.

- Dominic
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I just received two of these scales and they are not working for me.
Anything I put on the pan registers as only a few grams. Do they need
to be calibrated as stated in the instructions? Or are they calibrated
before being shipped?

Thanks,

Alan
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On Jul 11, 9:01 pm, Alan > wrote:
> I just received two of these scales and they are not working for me.
> Anything I put on the pan registers as only a few grams. Do they need
> to be calibrated as stated in the instructions? Or are they calibrated
> before being shipped?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Alan


Only because my fiance did it too: make sure you take the black
plastic cover off before trying to use the scale. The scale itself is
silver metal and protected by the plastic lid. Most likely that is the
case

-Dominic


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Holy crap, you're right. I wondered why the "pan" was not flat. Hard
to believe I'm an engineer. ;-)

Thanks for the tip. No wonder it only measured a few grams! At least
now I won't have to find something weighing exactly 1000 grams to
calibrate...

Alan

On Jul 11, 6:47*pm, "Dominic T." > wrote:
> On Jul 11, 9:01 pm, Alan > wrote:
>
> > I just received two of these scales and they are not working for me.
> > Anything I put on the pan registers as only a few grams. Do they need
> > to be calibrated as stated in the instructions? Or are they calibrated
> > before being shipped?

>
> > Thanks,

>
> > Alan

>
> Only because my fiance did it too: make sure you take the black
> plastic cover off before trying to use the scale. The scale itself is
> silver metal and protected by the plastic lid. Most likely that is the
> case
>
> *-Dominic


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On Jul 11, 11:14 pm, Alan > wrote:
> Holy crap, you're right. I wondered why the "pan" was not flat. Hard
> to believe I'm an engineer. ;-)
>
> Thanks for the tip. No wonder it only measured a few grams! At least
> now I won't have to find something weighing exactly 1000 grams to
> calibrate...
>
> Alan



Heh, glad I could help. Well you aren't alone. Don't worry I won't
tell a soul... well except for the millions who may read this for
eternity... but no one else, I swear I was equally stumped when she
kept telling me my scale was useless until I told her to show me. The
accuracy goes waaaay up once that pesky cover is off

- Dominic
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Part of the reason I didn't catch on to the whole "remove cover before
use" concept is that the first one (I bought two) seemed to work just
fine for small objects. I guess the cover was resting directly on the
pan. The second one was acting strangely by not really settling on a
measurement.

Live and learn!

Alan

On Jul 12, 6:28*am, "Dominic T." > wrote:
> On Jul 11, 11:14 pm, Alan > wrote:
>
> > Holy crap, you're right. I wondered why the "pan" was not flat. Hard
> > to believe I'm an engineer. ;-)

>
> > Thanks for the tip. No wonder it only measured a few grams! At least
> > now I won't have to find something weighing exactly 1000 grams to
> > calibrate...

>
> > Alan

>
> Heh, glad I could help. Well you aren't alone. Don't worry I won't
> tell a soul... well except for the millions who may read this for
> eternity... but no one else, I swear I was equally stumped when she
> kept telling me my scale was useless until I told her to show me. The
> accuracy goes waaaay up once that pesky cover is off
>
> - Dominic


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just received me the 10$ scale from DealExtreme
13days from order including 2 weekends !

tested with a quarter all over the metal plate
5.7g +/- 0.1g (3/20 times) = great !
tare function is very useful
it will be interesting to see how much leaf i use

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Thanks Dominic
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On Aug 18, 2:00*pm, SN > wrote:
> just received me the 10$ scale from DealExtreme
> 13days from order including 2 weekends !
>
> tested with a quarter all over the metal plate
> 5.7g +/- 0.1g (3/20 times) = great !
> tare function is very useful
> it will be interesting to see how much leaf i use
>
> picshttp://i38.tinypic.com/eg5yft.jpghttp://i36.tinypic.com/wjur2q.jpghttp://i36.tinypic.com/16to2f.jpghttp://i35.tinypic.com/9zm3wo.jpg
>
> Thanks Dominic


Great, hey I'm glad my obscure web vendor knowledge has come in handy.
What amazes me is that for as cheap as their products are and the free
shipping I can't see how they make any money, but I'm not complaining.
The other amazing thing is that my scales have held up extremely well
over time so they aren't junk, I haven't banged it around or anything
but most people try to avoid that with precision instruments anyhow.
Nice photos too.

- Dominic
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