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Old 01-10-2009, 01:27 PM
 
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I'm specifically asking about the one at the South Beach Publix (the "new" Publix, although it's not really that new anymore). But feel free to chime in about any other Publii.

And I'm asking about the one in front of the store that you step on to see if you're justified in visiting the ice cream aisle. Not the scales where you weigh your fruits and veggies

Thanks!
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Old 01-10-2009, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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I'm specifically asking about the one at the South Beach Publix (the "new" Publix, although it's not really that new anymore). But feel free to chime in about any other Publii.

And I'm asking about the one in front of the store that you step on to see if you're justified in visiting the ice cream aisle. Not the scales where you weigh your fruits and veggies

Thanks!
If you suspect something, I wouldn't be surprised. Every third person in MIA has some sort of scam going. Back when I lived there they were cutting the tops off the parking meters to get the dimes out. Bring a calibrated weight with you to the store some time and check it out.
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Old 01-11-2009, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Heartland Florida
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The scales used in Publix are often very old, and are often of the gear driven counterweight type. When properly adjusted they are extremely accurate. However, I see kids often jumping up and down on them which can throw off the calibration. They do tend to show a lower weight when that happens. I am amazed that those scales are still present in the stores!
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Old 01-11-2009, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Living in Paradise
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I'm specifically asking about the one at the South Beach Publix (the "new" Publix, although it's not really that new anymore). But feel free to chime in about any other Publii.

And I'm asking about the one in front of the store that you step on to see if you're justified in visiting the ice cream aisle. Not the scales where you weigh your fruits and veggies

Thanks!
Have you ask the Manager about your concern?
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Old 01-13-2009, 01:15 AM
 
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Tallrick, if I see kids jumping up and down on the scale, I'll reluctantly add a few pounds to the reading LOL.

Sunrico, I did ask a manager (at a different Publix), he just laughed. Probably thought I was just some silly girl sensitive about her weight.
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Old 01-13-2009, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Miramar
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I've actually weighed myself on the very same scale (the one just below the conveyor-belt escaltor to the parking garage, right?).

Yes - it is messed up, I'm afraid. The scale took off a generous 5 pounds off of my true weight.
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Old 01-13-2009, 11:43 PM
 
Location: Miami
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Probably messed up from everyone taking their luggage in to weigh them on the scale before they hit the airport.



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I've actually weighed myself on the very same scale (the one just below the conveyor-belt escaltor to the parking garage, right?).

Yes - it is messed up, I'm afraid. The scale took off a generous 5 pounds off of my true weight.
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Old 01-16-2009, 05:01 AM
 
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Gee thanks Lost, you just ruined my day LOL
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Old 04-20-2009, 02:53 PM
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Location: Sebastian/ FL
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I'm specifically asking about the one at the South Beach Publix (the "new" Publix, although it's not really that new anymore). But feel free to chime in about any other Publii.

And I'm asking about the one in front of the store that you step on to see if you're justified in visiting the ice cream aisle. Not the scales where you weigh your fruits and veggies

Thanks!
I have found, that those scales upfront are not really accurate.....lol.
Sometimes they are "off" by SEVERAL pounds. (Of course will I NOT abject, when I weigh in "lighter" on those scales, then I actually am. Perfect excuse to go for ice cream.....ROTFL!)
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Old 04-22-2009, 02:52 PM
 
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I always assumed they were accurate but thinking it over, maybe they do leave things on the lighter side so we buy more food?
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