In looking toward our AT thru hike, my wife and I are starting to look closely at our equipment and potential pack weight. Last week I puchased a 36 pound digital postal scale on Ebay for $4.25 plus $19.22 shipping and insurance - total $23.67. This was purchased from Haddaways. It arrived within two days from when the auction ended. Scale accuracy is right on, I weighed my tent at the post office and got the exact reading on my new scale.
There were many other good postal scale deals on Ebay. I pass this on for others who may be interested in picking one up at a very reasonable cost.