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mrmpa

(4,033 posts)
Mon Apr 30, 2012, 08:07 PM Apr 2012

When did buying a scale become so damn difficult??

My 82 year old mother wants a scale. I have a doctor's scale in my walk in closet, but as she wants to weigh herself first thing in the morning (read 5:30 a.m.) she will not enter my room, lest she wake me.

So we go to Kmart on Saturday and we buy a scale, we bring it home, cannot get it programmed to weigh in pounds, only KGs, so I return it today. Kmart has a weight watchers scale on sale, I bring it home, see the caution sign on the scale and in the directions, it reads "should not be used by people with electrical implants, such as pacemakers." Mom has an implanted defibrillator and pacemaker. I said we should call her doctor and see what he says. She said no, his help will probably say it's ok.

So tomorrow, it's back to Kmart. I'm thinking, waking up at 5:30 might not be so bad after all.

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When did buying a scale become so damn difficult?? (Original Post) mrmpa Apr 2012 OP
That's why I like buying stuff like this from Amazon Major Nikon Apr 2012 #1
This message was self-deleted by its author Tesha Apr 2012 #2
Try do still sell old-fashioned analog dial scales, with levers & springs & all. baldguy Apr 2012 #3
That's probably the one I'm gonn get. eom mrmpa Apr 2012 #5
I bought mine at Target. RebelOne Apr 2012 #4

Major Nikon

(36,869 posts)
1. That's why I like buying stuff like this from Amazon
Mon Apr 30, 2012, 08:14 PM
Apr 2012

You can read the specs online and read the comments for any "gotchas". If you get it and it's not what you want, just click on return, print out a return label, and drop off at the nearest UPS drop-off. No more wasting a half day or more going back and forth to the store.

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