Which scale is most accurate?

Turtle Lynn
on 7/23/12 5:11 am - New Castle, DE
RNY on 05/29/12 with
 
...........The one I am currently using is an older scale that just started acting up, and can weigh anywhere from 3-5 lbs heavy.   

I know there are all kinds of fancy scales, but do I really need all of the bells and whistles? Or, are there any "tried and true" brands that remain accurate and consistent and give reliable weights. 

Do you have a favorite maker, brand or preference?  

Thanks in advance! 

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chatterpam
on 7/23/12 5:19 am, edited 7/23/12 5:20 am - PA
I got a digital scale at Wal-mart for $11 that works great. I think the key is to use the same scale and measure the same time of day and under similar cir****tances... for me - it's first thing in the morning, after I've gone tinkle and naked.
        
Turtle Lynn
on 7/23/12 6:01 am - New Castle, DE
RNY on 05/29/12 with
 
I do the same, and weigh in the mornings too lol.  

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GraceGirl
on 7/23/12 5:24 am
I bought a cheap scale for 17.88 at walmart. It gave different reads evertime you would step on. a BIG weight difference I returned that one.
I ended up at bed bath and beyond. my store had a HUGH selection all were displayed and working. I tried like 4 models all around 30$ I would sten on and off 3 times and see if the weights were same. I ended up with a weigh****chers one. It gave me 3 reading in a row with no difference in pounds.
 
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Turtle Lynn
on 7/23/12 6:03 am - New Castle, DE
RNY on 05/29/12 with
 
Thank you, I will look at the WW scales.  

I bought a $40 scale that gave me a different weight every time I got on it, varying from 3-8 lbs in difference.  That's what made me think to come on here and ask who uses what and which one is good. 

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artroxy blue
on 7/23/12 5:39 am - MA
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 I go by the doctor's office scale. The one I have at home is OK, but we live in an old house so nothing is level. My weight fluctuates 1-5 lbs. on any given day. LOL
Turtle Lynn
on 7/23/12 6:04 am - New Castle, DE
RNY on 05/29/12 with
 
Oh geez, that would make me crazy lol.  

If I were closer, I'd just go to my doc's office and get weighed every so often, but he is an hour and a half away. . .that's a little too far just for a weigh in.   

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artroxy blue
on 7/23/12 8:44 am - MA
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 LOL I agree. 

Too bad the office isn't closer. I have a Weigh****chers scale that I've had for about 8 years now. Other than the crooked house, it seems to work fine. Usually I weigh myself before I have an appointment so I have a baseline of how off my scale is at home. I've tried putting shims under it, but that doesn't always work--especially if my husband moves it. 
Melyssa S.
on 7/23/12 5:51 am - Lauderhill, FL
RNY on 06/12/12
 Love love love my Weigh****cher scale. I have had it for years and when I weigh at home then go to my dr office it is the exact same. :)
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Turtle Lynn
on 7/23/12 6:05 am - New Castle, DE
RNY on 05/29/12 with
 
Thanks!  I will definitely take a look at the WW scales.  I think we still have a Bed, Bath and Beyond right up the street. 

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