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Old 01-10-2011, 10:09 AM   #1
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Kitchen scale, do you get strange looks?

Last week Aldi was selling digital kitchen scales for $9.99. A few days before the sale went live I saw on a deals site that this would be the case. The sale started on a Wednesday, store opened at 9. I went in around 11 and all scales were gone. Someone I know works there, they called other stores in the area, all sold out. Wow, I thought!

Couple days later I saw my friend and she said turns out kitchen scales are very popular items when one runs a meth lab!! She commented that workers were saying that people were buying them up like crazy and most of those people looked, shall we say, um, seedy?

So the next time you buy a kitchen scale, now you know what the cashier is thinking!

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Old 01-10-2011, 10:14 AM   #2
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...as long as they don't call the cops.
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Old 01-10-2011, 10:53 AM   #3
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i'm shutting my blinds, & peeking through them often. i'm dredging & eluding~ lol, my Mom, they made her sign 4 sudafed!~
she was so insulted. my dear Mom , aw~
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I'm not naive by any stretch of the imagination, but that use never occurred to me. Makes sense, though.

I've been using an electronic scale for too many years to count and would be lost without it. Sure makes it easier to prepare anything and keeps the clean-up to a minimum. That last part is a real "yeah!"

Oh, and I ordered my scale by catalogue so I didn't see any untoward looks.
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Old 01-10-2011, 11:48 AM   #5
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I'm not naive by any stretch of the imagination, but that use never occurred to me. Makes sense, though.

I've been using an electronic scale for too many years to count and would be lost without it. Sure makes it easier to prepare anything and keeps the clean-up to a minimum. That last part is a real "yeah!"

Oh, and I ordered my scale by catalogue so I didn't see any untoward looks.
Same here, made sense once she told me. I could use a nice kitchen scale and it looked decent even for $10. I can continue to use my postage scale for now!
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Old 01-10-2011, 12:21 PM   #6
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In recent years my digital scale purchases were for use in the kitchen or to weigh bicycle components.
But back in the 70's I had a simple, cheap balance beam to weigh pot. Back in those days I would assume most store clerks knew what they were used for if you walked in the store as a young lad with long hair looking for a scale.
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...But back in the 70's I had a simple, cheap balance beam to weigh pot...

Why would you have to weigh cookware?
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Never occured to me, I have two nice digital scales...and I buy Sudafed...
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Why would you have to weigh cookware?
I needed to carry the lightest pot for backpacking....
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I needed to carry the lightest pot for backpacking....
A nice titanium set is all you need...no need to weigh it...
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