If you can’t find scales with a plastic cover, you can always put clear plastic wrap, like Saran brand, over the buttons.
I don’t understand places that never reply. Do they want our business or what?
I’ve a friend in the States who is coming to visit so I may ask if she can kindly transport it for me. I have been eyeing the 7000 for so long that I’m not going to give up now. I’ve been persevering so far with a set of scales with an auto-turn-off which drives me absolutely mad ... it turns itself off just as I have started adding some ingredient to a bowl full of other ingredients.
Whenever I am thinking of buying something online, I email them with a question and see how quickly they get back to me to gauge whether I should trust buying from them.