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Thread: Stated weight doesn't match actual weight: Accident or fairly common?

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    Guppy
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    Stated weight doesn't match actual weight: Accident or fairly common?

    Did I just get swindled out of one lb of lead?
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    Whoa! That could result in a big problem! Thanks for posting.

    No excuse. Would you post the manufacturer's name?
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    I thought this was going to be an eHarmony or Match.com post!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DivingCRNA View Post
    I thought this was going to be an eHarmony Match.com post!!
    You've had your coffee, DivingCRNA! Thanks for a Friday chuckle!

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    Wow...
    That could make some difference.
    BTW: Grocery stores do the same thing with bagged produce.

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    They must be using a lead that has alot of tin in it. 1.2lbs is alot. The weights I made are with pure led and are really close but that is too far off. Especially the price they charge for them.

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    Did you calibrate the scale with other weights or a set volume of water, whose weight can be calculated to an accurate degree?

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    I know pictures are decieving but the 4lbers I made look 2x the size of that with comparison of the scale.

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    I'm with Steve, zero your scale prior weigh-in and reconfirm the result.
    Your results may vary.

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    Small digital scales are notoriously unreliable. I would actually believe the weight is closer to 4lbs than the scales reading.

    There are a couple $40 ones that are pretty good, but most of the others eventually start reading very wrong even after zeroing or they are wrong out of the box.

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