Product Testing and Calibration
Balances / Scales
If you buy a balance (scale) for £15.00 or more we check it before dispatch. We check that it powers up, then we check that it is weighing accurately (if not, we calibrate it). The only exception is for approved scales (typically £300.00+) which are calibrated by Trading Standards and do not require checkiing.
If you buy a balance (scale) for less than £15.00 we merely check that it powers up, it is for you to keep it calibrated whenever it becomes inaccurate (you get what you pay for).
Electronic Gold Testers
We check that it powers up, then we check that it is testing accurately (if not, we calibrate it).
Electronic Gem Testers
We check that an analogue display is reading correctly (if not, we calibrate it).
We check that a digital display shows the correct number when powered up (that indicates it is working correctly), we cannot check the accuracy and there is no facility for us to calibrate these.
Magnifiers with Lights
For most items* we insert batteries and check that it works, and batteries are included in the price.*
* Items not checked and standard AA or AAA batteries not included with bulk orders of 10+ or with Special Clearance items. Button batteries are always included, any item, any quantity.