I have a Salton model #2001 digital scale and love it! I have had it for 6 or 7 years and haven't had any issues with it. It has a max capacity of 5 lbs, is compact yet has a large readout and weighing surface which accommodates all of my plates and bowls, etc. It also lets you switch from metric to imperial (grams to ounces) with a touch of a button. You can also tare, or zero, the scale at the touch of a button, too. It wasn't overly expensive, either. I seem to remember it was around $30 in Canada at the time.
Whatever you decide to get, I recommend the digital scales that have easy controls and where you can switch between grams and ounces without turning the scale over (I had a Weight Watchers scale like that before... so frustrating to have to turn it over and get a pen to push the tiny reset button on the bottom to switch which is why I "HAD" one... hehehehe).
I use mine pretty much every day so they are a very good investment.
P.S. I don't just use it for weight loss purposes either. Many recipes call for a certain weight of an ingredient. I even use it to measure the weight of letters so I know if it needs extra postage! You can "eyeball" things but this way I know for sure. Too often we tend to over-estimate or under-estimate and over time it can add up to big difference. I leave the eyeball method for when I am away from home. And since I have such an accurate vision fresh in my mind of what 4 oz really is, for instance, I am confident when I have eat at restaurants or other people's homes that I am eating the right amount.
IT NEVER GETS EASIER - YOU JUST GET BETTER.