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Cheap cheap cheap digital scale

This has been posted at the AudioKarma site:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie...120&afsrc=1
Cheap stocking stuffer for Christmas!

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Just bought one. I'll let you know what kind of a value it is. Thanks for the heads-up.

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I'll be very interested to hear actual feedback as all the shots on that page are CG. I can see using CG for product design, but if it's in actual production I'd feel better if I saw the real thing.

That $1.49 seem a LITTLE too good to be true. If they get 10,000 orders, well- it'd be a lot of dough if it's just vaporware.

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Mine came yesterday and had only 1 AAA in the house. I bought some today and I feel like this scale is a great buy.

It seems more accurate than a .1 grams on my tables. My older dual was a .25 gram off the tonearm force measure. My Yamaha P550 was within a tenth of a gram, certainly close enough for government work!

It took about 2 weeks to get here, but it was worth it.

The US weight of a quarter is 5.67 grams and that is exactly what my scale said.

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Mine came yesterday and had only 1 AAA in the house. I bought some today and I feel like this scale is a great buy.

It seems more accurate than a .1 grams on my tables. My older dual was a .25 gram off the tonearm force measure. My Yamaha P550 was within a tenth of a gram, certainly close enough for government work!

It took about 2 weeks to get here, but it was worth it.

The US weight of a quarter is 5.67 grams and that is exactly what my scale said.

Thanks for the report.

Time for me to buy one...or get it as a gift.

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When the kids tell you they have nothing to do you can throw all your change on the table and give them a pencil and paper and tell them to get busy and you want the weights to a hundredth of a gram.

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I've ordered one but I have one small doubt. Given arm geometry it could be the case that the hight of the weighing platform above the level where the stylus actually plays gives a slightly inaccurate reading. It would be a very small difference though.
Thanks for telling about us it.

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You probably should remove your platter mat when you take your readings.

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When the kids tell you they have nothing to do you can throw all your change on the table and give them a pencil and paper and tell them to get busy and you want the weights to a hundredth of a gram.

They make great toys.

I have a work scale - the kind that that is inside a glass box - and we've used it to calculate the variability of popcorn kernels, popped and unpopped.

Orville's really is better!

Last year, we used it to calculate the water content of popcorn.

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Just got mine after a 2 1/2 week wait. The display face was a little scratched, so maybe these are factory "seconds." LOL. A lot of fun for $1.50 plus $5 shipping from Hong Kong. Seems to work very well.

Funny thing- when I bought mine for the "Buy It Now" price, there were people bidding for the same item (same seller) on another auction to beat the $1.50 price. Since it is very clear there would be no shipping break for multiple purchases, I had to wonder who couldn't pony up the 6 bits.

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J..........I had to wonder who couldn't pony up the 6 bits.


OOOH RVANCE!, that sounds like a cowboy poker player . . How butch.
I'm still waiting for my bargain electronic doohicky three and a half weeks later.
Fingers crossed.

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I ordered mine yesterday. My wife asked me why I needed one. 15 minutes later, she was sorry she asked! Must have been my description of how tracking force moves the coils or magnets in relationship to the magnets or coils.

Trey

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OOOH RVANCE!, that sounds like a cowboy poker player . . How butch.


Well, butter my butt and call me Biscuit!

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I have a tonearm with a counterweight that is marked in equivalent to 0.025 g increments. A setting along two increments can change the imaging and sound audibly. I have not measured the difference in force so can't confirm the precision, but I'd say 0.1 g differences may be audible. In my experience, when the force is just right, the sound suddenly focuses. It's different sounding slightly on either side of the 'just right' force.

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