In a previous post, I noted that I was going to buy a scale to ensure that I would be getting the most value for my money when shipping packages by mail. I was going to buy one at Staples, but I found a better option. A friend recommended a Starfrit electronic kitchen scale.
I bought this scale for $29.99 plus taxes at Canadian Tire. It is an excellent scale that can weigh up to 5 kilos (11 pounds) and has a margin of error of 1 gram (0.5 ounces).
It is ideal for my needs. It is flat, so I can easily weigh boxes or other small packages. It can weigh both in grams and ounces. I can thus use it both for weighing packages before I mail them and the occasional task in the kitchen.