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on August 23, 2011
I was travelling abroad and didn't want to deal with the hassle of being THAT person that has to repack her bags to make sure the weight limit isn't maxed. I'm glad I got this! I used to have to hold a bag while being on a scale, and calculate the difference, which wasn't always so accurate b/c it's hard to read a scale while holding a 50lb suitcase (or more)...

This thing was a pain to use at first b/c there are a few buttons, and the instructions are useless - i still don't know what the lock/unlock feature means. What i do know is that once it's one, and i lift a bag up, it will weigh it within 15 seconds. if not, it just needs to be reset and then try again.

I do know that this was accurate b/c my bags made it (for the first time in the entire 20+ years I've been flying) where it wasn't overweight. If you physically can't hold up a 50lb suitcase for a minute or so - DO NOT GET THIS. You are physically holding a bag in the air on this little handled thing. This gets to be troublesome, so I would (I've got small hands a short as can be) lift the scale with my hands under it to hold it up (think lion king - simba) vs lift it from the top (like a weight lifter about to pull the bar bell up) - palms up - it was the only way i could hold a bag up without straining my shoulders and back.

worth the $ - easy to use once you get the hang of it.
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on December 7, 2012
I'm going to be as straightforward as I can with you in this review... In short, this scale is awesome!

So, our reason for buying:
My wife and I bought this for our honeymoon vacation overseas. We decided it would be a good decision to have it because we had no idea how many souvenirs we might bring back. After all, we didn't want to get caught paying extra baggage fees overseas. We had heard that European countries and airlines are more strict on the weight and size than in the U.S., which actually did seem to be the case a few times.

How it works:
The scale is incredibly easy to use. Simply pack your bag / suitcase and clip the scale around the handle. Lift your bag by the scale and hold it steady in the air for a few seconds - the scale will beep when it has determined the weight.

Note: It may be harder to lift heavy bags high enough off the ground, but I found that standing on a stool or chair made this much easier. It can also be a tad difficult to read the scale in midair as your hand might cover it, so hold it steady and wait until it beeps! If you're wiggling the bag every which way it is never going to beep for you. :)

The scale seemed to be quite accurate and we never had a problem at the airports. The weight was always close to what the airport scales reported for our bags.

- Portability! It is way easy to take this thing with you on your trip.
- Accuracy
- Ease of use
- Handy item to let family and friends borrow
- Cost

- None that I've found so far.

Story time:
This scale came through for us when were returning from Europe. My wife and I purchased a number of souvenirs, including several bottles of wine which is of course very heavy. In packing everything for the return flight we were able to pack one bag at a time, up to it's weight limit, then move on to the next bag. Had we not been able to do this we would have easily over-packed our larger suitcase.
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on February 21, 2014
We don't travel without one of these wonders any longer. When we go south, we all bring groceries back, as the cost of living in Alaska can become outrageous. Since we are limited to 50 pounds, having these luggage scales have saved us a lot of frustration at the airline counters. We have seen others having to pay obscene extra baggage charges for a bag being one pound over 50 pounds ($50 for 1 ounce over 50 pounds!) This scale is accurate, lightweight, and easily fits in a small carry-on, etc.
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on August 25, 2017
Does that it is supposed to do, weighs luggage well. The screen is large and easy to read and the scale seems to be accurate too. I took away one star because it is just plain bulky. I ended up giving this to a friend who travels almost as much as I do and bought another smaller one for myself.
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on January 22, 2010
In today's age of luggage fees, everyone needs to travel with a luggage scale.

This one is not tiny, but reasonably small and comfortable to lift with, and extremely light. The buttons are confusing at first, but read the instructions, as the features (ie locking on the max weight) are handy.

We had two 50.0 pound bags coming back from our last trip - the rest in backpacks. Money or pain of opening your suitcase at the airport avoided.
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on July 29, 2012
This scale is really bad. You need to hold the luggage much longer than other scales to register a weight. About 15 seconds. Does not sound like a lot, but with a 50lb bag it is a lifetime. Also, since the display is verticle, someone else needs to read it. When you put the scae down, it resets to 0.
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on December 17, 2010
We bought tow of these, one for home and one to leave at our son's house in Denver. We visit the grandkids a lot and it will be one less thing to haul back an forth, though given how small it is, we certainly could have gotten by with just one. (Actually we are hoping that having one at their house will make it easier for them to come visit us!.) They weigh almost nothing, but seem to be quite accurate and give reproducible results. It will be great to arrive at the airport knowing we will not have to be rearranging suitcase contents while other passengers stare at us. My only complaints are that the grip could be a little bigger so it is easier to lift with two hands and the auto shut off is a little faster than I would like. For the price, I would highly recommend this product.
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on February 17, 2011
I have used this luggage scale for three different trips now and each time my luggage has been close enough to the weight limit of 50 lbs that I've needed a precise, reliable measurement. All three times it's given me different measurements when I re-weigh just to be sure. None of the measurements are even close, ranging between 48 and 56 lbs. This is obviously the difference between being charged and not charged for extra weight, so the inconsistency makes the scale useless. I've gone back to using my clunky non-digital scale, which is basic and more difficult to use, but at least consistent. A waste of money and time.
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on January 25, 2015
Got this as a gift for my mom, who is a missionary. She's always taking suitcases full of stuff to Asia-- things people there need, or materials for classes she takes, stuff to give out to school children or kids at church. Then she fills the suitcases with handmade stuff she buys from local people, comes home and sells the stuff and uses the profits to send kids to college in the village where she works. She's ALWAYS .5 pounds under the limit in every suitcase now! No more shuffling at the airport (which is a pain in the developing world with 8 million people milling around hoping to get your seat on the plane).
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on June 8, 2017
fits description
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