digital luggage scale

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Flights, Currency & Car Hire
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  • to save expense and luggage space all you need is a sturdy spring and tape measure/ruler
    simply put exactly 10Kgs on end of spring and measure how long it is
    when your baggage is attached to the spring it shouldnt exceed the previously measured length
    CB
  • malimamalima Forumite
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    hi,
    I'm positive tk max has them for £7/£8.
  • Shopeezee are offering luggage scales at £6.49, and are giving away these scales with many items on their website, check it out. Jason
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    Rather than going to the expense of purchasing scales (this is a money saving website after all and I can be incredibly tight!) I simply take my cases along to the stores at work - they have a set of super-duper scales that they use for all sorts of things, and are calibrated regularly.

    Depending how organised you are (we are 99% packed a couple of days in advance, so I just chuck the cases in the boot of the car on my last day at work), it could be worth finding out if your company has any such scales. You can always cross reference them against your bathroom scales.

    I also take the opportunity to weigh myself to see how much weight I put on over holiday.
  • bloatybloaty Forumite
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    They have the basic one in Poundland for guess what £1!!

    I have a similar one which I bought from one of the Book Clubs that drop off at work and they work fine.

    I did the above test which is how we normally weigh before we go, on the bathroom scales, then with the case, deduct the second value from the first and you have the weight. My scales were pretty much spot on so as long as you don't go the max they should be fine.

    Nice and light and portable too.

    The only problem is remembering to take them with me as they have to go in your hold luggage, LOL.
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    Shopeezee are offering luggage scales at £6.49, and are giving away these scales with many items on their website, check it out. Jason

    Hi, I found the scales - do you know which items you can get it free with please..

    http://www.shopeezee.co.uk/Luggage_Scales.php?search=1&search1=All&search4=Luggage%20Scales
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    edited 24 April 2009 at 8:26AM
    Or there's these
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B001E49688?ie=UTF8&!!!!!otnm-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=1634&creativeASIN=B001E49688

    Not sure whether to get these at £12.99 or the ones on offer for £6.49 at Shopeezee, not shopped from them before..
  • cannyscot_2cannyscot_2 Forumite
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    luci wrote: »
    Don't bother with these ones. The hook is too small to attach anything to it and certainly not a suitcase.
    Actually we bought these last year and have used them 3x to the US and ocne to Italy.

    US case had to be under 23kg -so hefty weight but the little hook held up fine and was brill for bringing our US buys home without ANY CHARGES.

    We got strange looks when we used it at xmas to take the one hand bag under 10kg on our ski hol-we wore most of our stuff-on a ryanair flight-includinh ski helemets in the hand bags-but again bit of putting heavy stuff in pockets and no case charges at all on our cheap flights .

    So for the money if they break now they have more than earned their keep. If you travel you need digital luggage scales they are brill!
  • luciluci Forumite
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    cannyscot wrote: »
    Actually we bought these last year and have used them 3x to the US and ocne to Italy.

    US case had to be under 23kg -so hefty weight but the little hook held up fine and was brill for bringing our US buys home without ANY CHARGES.

    We got strange looks when we used it at xmas to take the one hand bag under 10kg on our ski hol-we wore most of our stuff-on a ryanair flight-includinh ski helemets in the hand bags-but again bit of putting heavy stuff in pockets and no case charges at all on our cheap flights .

    So for the money if they break now they have more than earned their keep. If you travel you need digital luggage scales they are brill!

    Perhaps it's our cases that it couldn't cope with as they are hard bodied with a thick, solid handle. No way would the hook on those scales go anywhere near it.

    However I bought scales from Betterware, not digital, and they have been doing the job fine for the last couple of years.
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