Saturday, February 25, 2006

USPS to sell cardboard scales reports that,"After a limited giveaway last fall, the USPS will distribute 200,000 cardboard scales (see picture) "in early summer" to 18,000 post offices nationwide.

The post office will sell them for a "modest cost," according to Gerald J. McKiernan, a Postal Service spokesman.

They shouldn't cost much, because the post office is paying the manufacturer "much less than the cost of a first-class stamp" for each one, according to Jelmer Jarig Huizinga, the Dutch co-inventor of the scale, which is given away by many major postal services, including Royal Mail and Deutsche Post, he said."
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM