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LADYK16
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5/22/13 10:09 A

I also am limited on space, I keep mine under the foot of my bed. This way, it's out of the way, and I can pull it out for a first thing in the morning weigh in as soon as I wake up.



WENDIBUGG
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5/22/13 9:46 A

moving them around definitely can change a reading. I keep mine out of the way so i have to move mine every time I use it. i try to just slide it rather than pick it up but just in case I always weigh myself 3x in a row to make sure the numbers match. Uneven floors can effect them too.



DEBORAH2180
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5/22/13 9:23 A

Yes, you are compromising the accuracy. Last month I purchased a new digital scale and couldn't keep it in the bathroom due to it being long and narrow. Every couple days, I would carry it into the bathroom and weigh myself, get off and weigh again. Each time, I would get different results. So frustrating! So, I decided to move it into the kitchen where there is more room for permanency and tested the scale with various weights until I felt confident the scale was accurate. I even had my husband and kids weigh themselves. My son went so far as to weighing himself at the gym and then come home and weighed himself again. My scale is 0.2 different. So...if you can put your scale in a permanent place, then you should get the accurate results! Good luck!



TRIPLEMWF
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5/22/13 8:54 A

Right now I keep my scale in the bathroom. It is a digital scale. I don't have a lot of floor room, so I store it leaning against a wall. Am I compromising the accuracy by doing this? I just ordered a dial scale becuase I thought my digital scale was broken, but now I'm thinking that the problem might just be the way the I am storing it. Any thoughts?



 
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