I saw the recommendations on this thread and searched the net a KD-7000. I found one for $28.99 plus S&H from In-focus-electronics. I was very reluctant to order the item since the price was significantly less than offered on most of the links in this thread. Finally, I said "What the heck!" and ordered.
I was very pleased with the speed with which the item was shipped and SO FAR I can't find any defects with the item.
I'm wondering if the KD-7000 has been replaced with the KD-7001 and that's the reason for the lower price. If that's the case, I don't really care if I have a slightly older model number.
Anyway, thanks for the recommendation of this model. It appears to have the functions I've been looking for in a scale.