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Doesn't do what it says it will..
on 13 January 2014
It says it measures things as low as 1g, it doesn't.
I got this item literally 5 minutes ago and was keen to try it. I put a box of matches on there (with 20 matches inside) and they registered at 6g. So I took the matches out and placed them one by one on the scales (because I nerdily wanted to see it register 1g). I slowly placed the matches one by one on the scales and the display didn't move. I put ALL the matches on there PLUS the box, and it finally registered 1g. Then after a while, 2g. What? 6g first, then 1g then 2g?
I tried again.
This time I used the TARE function. Put a bowl on there, reset the scales to zero and added the whole box of matches. This time 7g, then 5g after a while. OK, close to the original measurement but not exactly inspiring confidence. Then i tried the one by one method. Again, after a while, it registered 1g, then 2g.
Simple conclusion? Either I have received faulty scales or these scales DO NOT measure with 1g accuracy. Not only that, they seem to have a 4-5g margin or error, based on my experiment.
For the price I guess I shouldn't expect precision equipment. They are low priced indeed. But if something claims to measure to 1g accuracy, I kind of want it to measure to 1g accuracy.
As always... Caveat Emptor.