As a high school science teacher I’m constantly trying to get kids to measure things correctly….with both precision and accuracy. I won’t go into the details on the differences….just think about the archery target and “groups”. Most people who paid attention in math and science will remember that.
After packing up the Moto-Lite in a big, heavy duty Titus box, I measured everything and went online to get a quote. I would have printed the invoice via Brown’s easy to use website, but I was unable to add “signature required at delivery” to my order. So I took it down to my local UPS store where the guy quoted me about twice what I figured online. He told me it was a bigger size than the price I had figured online. I asked him what sizes he entered and he was 1″ off on the height, 31 instead of 30″. I grabbed the box and put it on the floor. I snatched his tape measure. I put the tape next to the box and sure enough….29 3/4″. I made him look at it. I measured at 6 points all around the box. All measurements were just under 30″. New price was less than half what he quoted and right at what I calculated online.
Make sure you know how to make accurate and precise measurements. It might cost you!