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another rave for the Radioshack USB scale. . .
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: March 02, 2006 10:15PM
. . .I know this has been posted a few times already. . .

After a lot of calling and running around got 1 (despite one store saying they would hold it but when I got there it was gone. . .arghhhh!)

The one I got was new but box was worn. Very nice. . .it is white and not silver like the pic but the software and the scale work really well!

At $9.97. . .a great deal.

If you can find it, get one. . .there are at least maybe 6 left in manhattan. . .(if the computer inventory is right. . .)





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Re: another rave for the Radioshack USB scale. . .
Posted by: Stephanie
Date: March 02, 2006 10:19PM
This one? [www.radioshack.com]

Hmmm, could be useful for weighing snakes.

It looks like it's marketed for postage. Does it only weigh in ounces & pounds or will it also do grams (I need that for my snakes)?
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Re: another rave for the Radioshack USB scale. . .
Posted by: BigGuynRusty
Date: March 02, 2006 10:23PM
Yep Snakey, grams.
It will also do that cool thing where it subtracts the weight of the container you put the snake in.

More info:
[forums.macresource.com]

BGnR



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/02/2006 10:24PM by BigGuynRusty.
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Re: another rave for the Radioshack USB scale. . .
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: March 02, 2006 10:29PM
You can change the settings lbs. . .ounces. . .and it has grams too. . .(and some others)

I can't check that link. . .is it linking to my original post or yesterday's review?

Anyway the $9.97 Radioshack USB scale (it was originally $29.95). . .it has no display (the software is the display) so you have to use it with a computer.





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Re: another rave for the Radioshack USB scale. . .
Posted by: BigGuynRusty
Date: March 02, 2006 10:32PM
Gratefull's review.

Sweet living in the SFV, over 30 within five miles.

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Re: another rave for the Radioshack USB scale. . .
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: March 02, 2006 10:37PM
. . .oh if you get it. . .the link that PeterB made to the mac software @ radioshack website doesn't work (at least it didn't work for me. I think they removed it recently.)

I found another link. . .when I find it, will post it here.



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Re: another rave for the Radioshack USB scale. . .
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: March 02, 2006 10:39PM
If I run across another one I'm going to pick it for later.
If I find a bunch would anyone be interested? I know all
the nearest stores to me are out.

This link to the software should work I just tried it, it's a direct download.

[rsk.imageg.net]



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Re: another rave for the Radioshack USB scale. . .
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: March 02, 2006 10:42PM
NewtonMP2100 Wrote:
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> You can change the settings lbs. . .ounces. .
> .and it has grams too. . .(and some others)
>
> I can't check that link. . .is it linking to my
> original post or yesterday's review?
>

That link works for me to my review.

[forums.macresource.com]






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Re: another rave for the Radioshack USB scale. . .
Posted by: Stephanie
Date: March 02, 2006 10:59PM
I missed last night's discussion. Looks like an interesting product. I'll have to see if the local Radio Shack has any.
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Re: another rave for the Radioshack USB scale. . .
Posted by: rexrzer
Date: March 02, 2006 11:00PM
Grateful11, your direct download link works perfect!

I just downloaded the software...had to order my scale from the Newbury Park RS store...it'll be here in two days, the manager told me (Saturday). All the stores in this area are sold out of the scale!

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Re: another rave for the Radioshack USB scale. . .
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: March 02, 2006 11:10PM
. . .yup the "FW effect". . .luckily there are a LOT of RS stores here. . .

Call the local store and even if they don't have it, the computer system will show which stores have them (possibly) in-stock. . .

Once you get it. . .you will love it.



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Re: another rave for the Radioshack USB scale. . .
Posted by: Carm
Date: March 02, 2006 11:14PM
Thanks again. Newton. Just got back from a RS and they had three instock when I called.

The guy had the scale waiting for me at the register. Cool


Carm



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Re: another rave for the Radioshack USB scale. . .
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: March 02, 2006 11:27PM
If you download the software store the .dmg away somewhere
because it may be hard to find later. It doesn't show up on
any of the regular sites like macupdate.com. Hopefully we can
get it upgraded down the road.



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Re: another rave for the Radioshack USB scale. . .
Posted by: Buzz
Date: March 03, 2006 12:10AM
awesome little product, though software has last year's postage rates. out at all of the local stores, ended up finding one about a mile away from my dentist's office, thanks to mgr at store two blocks away from his office. paid at that store, and like others, scale was waiting at counter for pick up. staples 10 lb digital scale is $76... seems like even at $30 the RS product would have been a decent deal.



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Re: another rave for the Radioshack USB scale. . .
Posted by: Kraniac
Date: March 03, 2006 12:35AM
"I use it to weigh my mail, officer"
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Re: another rave for the Radioshack USB scale. . .
Posted by: JoeBob
Date: March 03, 2006 04:25AM
I grabbed one yesterday, really impressed for $10.
I am going to go back and get another for my parents today.
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Re: another rave for the Radioshack USB scale. . .
Posted by: ArtP
Date: March 03, 2006 07:28AM
I FINALLY did manage to snag one for myself and a friend (got the last two) on Monday and it does work great. My buddy does eBay auctions and loves it. Links right to eBay and USPS with a few click.

Great deal at $9.97 if you can find one.

Hopefully someone will update the software.
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Re: another rave for the Radioshack USB scale. . .
Posted by: Michael
Date: March 03, 2006 08:11AM
At the risk of turning this into FW, there are 2 (as of 3/1) at the RS in Athens, TN. My local guy had one shipped to his store N of Atlanta. Took a day.
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