Compact Luggage Scales £1 @ Poundland - leight weight to throw in your case to take with you for return journey
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Compact Luggage Scales £1 @ Poundland - leight weight to throw in your case to take with you for return journey

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Found 18th Mar 2014
Just another heads up on these Compact and Lightweight Luggage Scales available in Poundland.

They are a must and mine have been everywhere with me

They are really helpful when packing your cases, particularly with budget airlines and the 10kg allowed.

Some of these scales have a built in tape measure also for measuring your case but I have noticed that not all of them do so check ot be sure, although I dont really use the measure tape on mine to be fair.

I hope this helps someone.

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Does with come with suitcases and flights

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deallady

Does with come with suitcases and flights



2 nights in Barcelona with Flight, accommodation and scales £58.93

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SunshineStacey

2 nights in Barcelona with Flight, accommodation and scales £58.93 … 2 nights in Barcelona with Flight, accommodation and scales £58.93 :)http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/2014-barcelona-2-nights-57-93-price-includes-flights-excellent-rated-hostel-rated-1855722



X) voted on that one was a nice deal, is Lapland doing ok now

I can confirm that these work great and were more accurate than I expected.

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Monkeyd

I can confirm that these work great and were more accurate than I … I can confirm that these work great and were more accurate than I expected.



yup they havent let me down yet I think they are more accurate than the ones in the airport thats for sure

Monkeyd

I can confirm that these work great and were more accurate than I … I can confirm that these work great and were more accurate than I expected.


Always check them against a known accurate scale and leave a little leeway .Excess baggage charges can be horrendous .

sorry but these are crap needle drops off and are not accurate

i'm off to poundland......thanks once again stacey

This is a great price. I usually weigh myself with a bathroom scales, then re weigh myself holding the suitcase. And deduct my own weight in kg. n leave a little off just to be sure. And keep my fingers crossed . Has been 100g under on a few occassions lol
Edited by: "mmuw" 18th Mar 2014

Best way to check them is by trying a known weight. A bag of sugar is a good test for them.

I had some of these. They were great, lasted us 4 years of holidays, but then broke when we were out in Paris last week. We then had to guestimate how heavy the suitcases were lol pain after we let the kids loose in the new Lego shop in Disney!

Will be buying another set of these thanks op :-).

Great for lighter baggage but pretty useless for measuring above 20 kgs. The hook doesn't work well with heavy baggage

These are good for £1 but as mentioned before not great for heavy luggage. I find the best way is to hold the bag and stand on some scales.

Not sure why this is a deal though, £1 shops have these all the time so voted cold

Not a deal, always this price

Alternatively, find an empty checkin desk when you get to the airport, and check your bag weight on that. That's what I do these days. (Picked that tip up on one of the "Nothing to Declare" type programs on TV)

And to check before leaving the house, I use the old faithful ..... stand on the bathroom scales and then pick up the case.

Between the two, its always worked for me.

Favorite thing to do at airports: walk straight past the people using the £2 a go scales, and stick it on an empty check in desk. Never encountered an airport which doesn't have the check in desk scales on at all times. Woo.

le_jaeger

Favorite thing to do at airports: walk straight past the people using the … Favorite thing to do at airports: walk straight past the people using the £2 a go scales, and stick it on an empty check in desk. Never encountered an airport which doesn't have the check in desk scales on at all times. Woo.:D



Larnaca

I really suggest checking these before flying. I work at a scale company and I've never yet found one of these makes to be accurate - a batch of 50 read between 16.5kg and 20.3kg - it could be an expensive £1 spent. I'm not saying don't buy them, I'm just saying try and get them checked them with a known weight first.

Pretty much irrelevant anyway. When I have encountered an airline that does check it they always go with how they way your luggage. You could have a scale that was accurate to to 1g but if they decide it's over the limit that's it.

got one of these some months ago, they seem OK

got a set

I have visions of someone spending an evening getting their suitcase bang on the correct weight and then throwing these in ^_^

Don't bother buying these, nearly had my eye out once with the hook as it doesn't stay on the bag handle then pings off the bag handle with force!

I got a few digital sets from tesco ages ago, now use it shopping to get the heavy bags of preweighed stuff,

on some items they can be up to 30% over the min weight on the bag , not just for holidays.

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had two pairs - both broke. rubbish

rubbish scale, got broken during the 1st use.

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rhornby

Don't bother buying these, nearly had my eye out once with the hook as it … Don't bother buying these, nearly had my eye out once with the hook as it doesn't stay on the bag handle then pings off the bag handle with force!



you should always do it through the little hook on the zip!

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BigOrkWaaagh

I have visions of someone spending an evening getting their suitcase bang … I have visions of someone spending an evening getting their suitcase bang on the correct weight and then throwing these in ^_^



is that vision of me ? lol

I am a bit of a flapper with my scales, I weight everything like 12 times too - but I never go for bang on I like to be at least 1kg under

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crikey what are you lot doing to your scales? ive had mine for years.. and they get a lot of use too!!!

I have one of these for my bikes

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gus77

I have one of these for my bikes



what do you need to weigh your bike for? out of interest?

Greg7455

Pretty much irrelevant anyway. When I have encountered an airline that … Pretty much irrelevant anyway. When I have encountered an airline that does check it they always go with how they way your luggage. You could have a scale that was accurate to to 1g but if they decide it's over the limit that's it.



That's because the scales are calibration sealed by law and regularly verified by a known authority (like Trading standards) to ensure accuracy in allowed tolerances.(The same as shop scales and jewellery scales are - to help prevent the likely hood of the public being ripped off)

SunshineStacey

what do you need to weigh your bike for? out of interest?



I don't weigh them on a daily basis, but when I change components/wheels between them (3 in total), I want to see what's the weight of the final configuration. I know it might sound silly, but 0.5kg - 1 kg can make a substantial difference in cycling.
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