Results of a recent survey appearing in the March 2011 issue of Laboratory Equipment magazine revealed the following:
When the opportunity to replace or add a new scale or balance appears, a wide range of product characteristics are considered, with cost not being the over-riding concern. By far, the most desired characteristics are accuracy, reliability and ease-of-use, followed by capacity, precision and price. Performance, features, supplier reputation and manufacturer brand are also considered when making a purchase decision. About 30% of survey respondents indicated they planned to purchase a new scale or balance within two years.
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Thank you for the post. I agree that the price for a great scale can be quite a bit. I think that finding one that is accurate is the most important thing to consider as well. I would think that that would be the most important aspect as well as how long will it hold its accuracy.