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Priority Mail is broken - Switch to UPS for BST deals?

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gridironesqgridironesq Roseville, CAMembers  616WRX Points: 116Handicap: Lack of focus Posts: 616 Golden Tee
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Whenever I sell or buy clubs I always use and expect USPS priority mail to be used. It’s always been fast and fairly priced. Over the last 2 weeks it has completely failed. A set of irons was mailed from Phoenix last Friday afternoon (priority) and still hasn’t arrived in Sacramento. In fact no updates have occurred since Monday night. Thus is just one if multiple incidents I could list. Is it time for WRXers to switch to Fedex and UPS?

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MAVRIK 10.5*, FUJI PRO 53 STIFF
TEE XCG5 +3, 5, 7 Fwys 
MIZUNO ??? 6-GW
CALLAWAY MD 4 - 56*, 60*
TOULON AUSTIN STROKE LAB 33”
2020 TOUR B-RX (Fall/Winter)
2019 PROV1X (Summer)
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  • ronstarsronstars Location = NorCal Members  1702WRX Points: 282Posts: 1,702 Platinum Tees
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    Pretty sure this is the wrong forum for this...

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  • theironhorsetheironhorse Members  621WRX Points: 65Posts: 621 Golden Tee
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    I've used Priority Mail for years as well and have honestly never been annoyed or frustrated. I did buy a club recently and it left Ohio on July 6th, got to me in Iowa on July 15th.

    The next item I bought for my son took 5-6 days to travel from Utah to Iowa.

    Not sure whether I'm the "one off" or the new normal.

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  • red5standingbyred5standingby Members  138WRX Points: 46Handicap: 10Posts: 138 Fairways
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    I bought a putter two weeks ago and it was three days from the east coast to New Mexico. Same travel time for a 3 wood from Minnesota.

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  • JayJar BinksJayJar Binks Members  892WRX Points: 62Handicap: 5-15Posts: 892 Golden Tee
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    Fed ex is having problems as well

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  • mattavery727mattavery727 Members  359WRX Points: 117Handicap: 12.2Posts: 359 Greens
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    Usps has definitely had delays. I have found issuing or submitting a ticket on the USPS website helps significantly. Instead of two days it’s been 3-4 on average.

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  • gridironesqgridironesq Roseville, CAMembers  616WRX Points: 116Handicap: Lack of focus Posts: 616 Golden Tee
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    I wanted the people directly affected, buyers and sellers, to be sure and see it.

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    TEE XCG5 +3, 5, 7 Fwys 
    MIZUNO ??? 6-GW
    CALLAWAY MD 4 - 56*, 60*
    TOULON AUSTIN STROKE LAB 33”
    2020 TOUR B-RX (Fall/Winter)
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  • straightshot7straightshot7 Members  3689WRX Points: 1,211Posts: 3,689 Titanium Tees
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    All of USPS is a mess right now: "USPS products and packages may require more time to be delivered due to limited transportation availability as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 impacts."

    I ordered some head-covers on eBay on July 14th and still haven't received them. The tracking just says it's delayed. Unless you're sending Priority Mail Express, you will likely see some delays.

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  • Olde MaroonOlde Maroon Playing your old gear Members  655WRX Points: 291Handicap: PoorPosts: 655 Golden Tee
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    First sale in a while and used USPS Priority as always. Here's the tracking info for the package that was supposed to go from Wisconsin to Ohio and arrive yesterday...

    Delightful.

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  • snapiersnapier Members  856WRX Points: 127Posts: 856 Golden Tee
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    The new normal. Priority Mail shipment from FL to AZ


    July 25, 2020 

    In Transit, Arriving Late 

    Your package will arrive later than expected, but is still on its way. It is currently in transit to the next facility. 

    July 21, 2020, 8:40 pm 

    Departed USPS Regional Facility 

    NEWARK NJ DISTRIBUTION CENTER  

    July 21, 2020, 10:28 am 

    Arrived at USPS Regional Facility 

    NEWARK NJ DISTRIBUTION CENTER  

    July 11, 2020, 10:08 pm 

    Arrived at USPS Regional Origin Facility 

    OPA LOCKA FL DISTRIBUTION CENTER  

    July 11, 2020, 8:53 pm 

    Accepted at USPS Origin Facility 

    FORT LAUDERDALE, FL 33324  

    July 9, 2020, 4:37 pm 

    Shipping Label Created, USPS Awaiting Item 

    FORT LAUDERDALE, FL 33324  

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  • rynobucketrynobucket Members  945WRX Points: 128Posts: 945 Golden Tee
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    The packages I have sent going to IN and OH from Wisconsin have been similarly messed up, they start at my local PO (Oak Creek), go to Madison, then back to Oak Creek, then finally to the final destination delayed by 4-5 days. I understand that there may be delays and the USPS states they are understaffed, but if they did their job right the first time it would help with both the delivery times and save resources from moving packages around more than they have to.

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  • dgmusaedgmusae Members  386WRX Points: 90Posts: 386 Greens
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    Did anyone call USPE to ask what is going on?

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  • gridironesqgridironesq Roseville, CAMembers  616WRX Points: 116Handicap: Lack of focus Posts: 616 Golden Tee
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    No way to get a human on the line. All of the possible prompts only lead to recorded instructions. I’m stuck with my 2005 back up Nike irons, that I’ve already ordered 2012 VR-S forged to replace with, all the while waiting for 9 days to get my new gamers 919 forged. I think this administration is purposely cutting resources to defend its intention to close USPS for good.

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    Current Gamers
    MAVRIK 10.5*, FUJI PRO 53 STIFF
    TEE XCG5 +3, 5, 7 Fwys 
    MIZUNO ??? 6-GW
    CALLAWAY MD 4 - 56*, 60*
    TOULON AUSTIN STROKE LAB 33”
    2020 TOUR B-RX (Fall/Winter)
    2019 PROV1X (Summer)
  • T ShafT Shaf ClubWRX  2556WRX Points: 127Posts: 2,556 ClubWRX
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    After using USPS almost exclusively for a very long time I've switched to UPS. Using them through PayPal, it seems they are competitive with USPS prices (some cases better) and have more reliable tracking. Transit times are longer for greater distances however...well, not these days since USPS cannot hold to it's typical 3 day Priority expectation.

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    Ping i210 4-UW - Accra ICWT 105
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    Ping Sigma G Tyne H
    Ping Craz-e-Lite Stand Bag
    Chrome Soft Truvis Stars & Stripes


  • BYKBYK Cardinals NationMembers  2299WRX Points: 394Posts: 2,299 Platinum Tees
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    USPS priority was pretty rough about a month ago

    recently it has returned to near normal for most things I think I have sent

    I think all the carriers are a little unpredictable still.

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  • straightshot7straightshot7 Members  3689WRX Points: 1,211Posts: 3,689 Titanium Tees
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    Lol, just look at their website. I already posted the link above:

    https://faq.usps.com/s/article/USPS-Coronavirus-Updates-Expected-Delivery-Changes?r=8&ui-force-components-controllers-recordGlobalValueProvider.RecordGvp.getRecord=1

    The problems are due to increased demand (more online shopping) and lowered ability to fulfill orders because of COVID....not a conspiracy to hamper the USPS.

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  • larryd3larryd3 Members  763WRX Points: 163Handicap: 9Posts: 763 Golden Tee
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    I personally just use FedEx and have had no issues or delays.

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    Sub 70 5 hybrid
    Titleist T200 6-GW
    54* SM8
    58* SM8
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  • outgolfingoutgolfing Members  952WRX Points: 152Posts: 952 Golden Tee
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    After years of using USPS for sales on BST and eBay I have moved to UPS. I had multiple packages with significant delays that I shipped and received via USPS from different locations throughout the US. Hope they get their sh*t together but as for now I’ll use the more reliable option.

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  • stimpmeterpstimpmeterp Washington DCMembers  892WRX Points: 148Posts: 892 Golden Tee
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    Honestly, I'm having difficulty with every service (UPS, FedEx, USPS) with the exception of AMAZON. A sign of the times, I suppose.

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  • mcounci2mcounci2 Members, Paid BST  107WRX Points: 48Posts: 107 Fairways
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    It's been a day slow for me lately...Order/send on Monday, receive/arrive on Friday.

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  • jeffrey rjeffrey r Members  2298WRX Points: 273Handicap: 13Posts: 2,298 Platinum Tees
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    A couple of phones I ordered from Amazon arrived over a week late due to USPS. The package was shipped from NJ, about 30 minutes from my house. It went to a couple of locations in NJ, and then down to good old Memphis, TN, where the package was in purgatory for about a week. Eventually, made its way back up to NJ, where I promptly sent the phones back as I ordered others in the interim.

    This is current tracking for a set of irons I ordered off ebay. Package started out in IL on 7/13, and after a couple of weeks of who knows what, has ended up in, you got it, IL. Who knows if/when it will arrive in NJ. USPS is a disaster right now.


    July 27, 2020

    In Transit, Arriving Late

    Your package will arrive later than expected, but is still on its way. It is currently in transit to the next facility.

    July 26, 2020, 8:33 am

    Arrived at USPS Regional Origin Facility

    ELK GROVE VILLAGE IL DISTRIBUTION CENTER 

    July 13, 2020, 11:02 am

    USPS in possession of item

    GLENVIEW, IL 60026 

    July 13, 2020, 8:00 am

    Shipping Label Created, USPS Awaiting Item

    GLENVIEW, IL 60025

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    Callaway Mavrik 10.5* Driver, Graphite Design G Series 60 R
    Callaway Big Bertha Epic 3 and 5 Woods, Accra Fx 2.0 200F M3
    Callaway Big Bertha ‘19 4 and 5 Hybrids, KBS Tour Hybrid Prototype 65 R
    PXG 0311 XF Gen2 Irons 6-GW, True Temper Elevate 95 S
    PXG 0311 SW (54/14) and LW (58/12), TT Elevate Tour S
    Scotty Cameron 009-M Putter


  • jschwarbjschwarb Members  885WRX Points: 183Posts: 885 BST Banned
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    It's just a strange time. I always use USPS and have had maybe two significant delays out of 200 shipments in the last few months. They still got to me, just got stuck in Sacramento for a while. Hard to complain, IMO.

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  • JAM01JAM01 Members  19WRX Points: 39Handicap: 12Posts: 19 Bunkers
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    Yes, it’s a mess. Shipped two packages on July 20, one from Michigan to Illinois the other to California. The California box arrived on time in three days, the Illinois box is still label created, no tracking updates as if I never took it in. Running a trace, expect I’ll refund the buyer and file an insurance claim that will never be payed. Yes, USPS is a mess.

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  • JackpotJohnnyJackpotJohnny Members  2714WRX Points: 270Posts: 2,714 Titanium Tees
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    Haven’t had any problems over the last couple weeks. But knowing my luck, just from reading this the 2 packages I shipped today will be problems.

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  • theboypinoytheboypinoy Members  2106WRX Points: 153Posts: 2,106 Platinum Tees
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    Shipping to Sacramento hasn't been too bad for me this pandemic. If there is a delay in the items sent, it's usually just a day or two.


    With the increased strain on their system, I really can't complain.

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  • gridironesqgridironesq Roseville, CAMembers  616WRX Points: 116Handicap: Lack of focus Posts: 616 Golden Tee
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    My irons that were shipped priority mail from Phoenix to Sacramento last Friday the 17th are being delivered tomorrow the 28th. UPS has my business until USPS gets this fixed.

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    MAVRIK 10.5*, FUJI PRO 53 STIFF
    TEE XCG5 +3, 5, 7 Fwys 
    MIZUNO ??? 6-GW
    CALLAWAY MD 4 - 56*, 60*
    TOULON AUSTIN STROKE LAB 33”
    2020 TOUR B-RX (Fall/Winter)
    2019 PROV1X (Summer)
  • Tax77Tax77 Members  80WRX Points: 66Posts: 80 Fairways
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    Set of irons sat in the Detroit sorting facility for 2.5 weeks until delivered to my home less than 30 minutes away. Never again.

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  • GooseHookGooseHook Keep it Fraiche Members  12131WRX Points: 572Posts: 12,131 Titanium Tees
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    Everything is slow, but Amazon is the only company that uses UPS, the US Postal service, and their own private contractors to get packages to door. It's just not an apples to apples comparison IMO.

    I've sold and shipped several pieces of golf gear and Priority is still my choice. UPS and FedEx take way longer and cost more, even compared to Priority with slight delays. During COVID buyers just need to accept that if they make a BST deal on Wednesday morning they may not have that club/whatever for their Saturday morning tee time.

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    Mizuno MP Fli Hi 21°, Recoil 110

    X Forged '18  5-P, PX 6.5
    SM7 50F, 54S, 58M

    PXG Closer Gen 2  
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  • ShipwreckShipwreck Members  4034WRX Points: 328Handicap: 6.2Posts: 4,034 Titanium Tees
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    IMHO USPS shouldn’t be charging priority prices if they are being delayed this much.

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    Bag as of June 2020
    Driver - Mizuno ST190 w/ Fuji Speeder 661 Evo 2
    3w - Mizuno ST190 w/ Fuji Speeder 757 Evo 2
    Hybrid - Cobra F7 w/ Fuji VTS Silver Stiff
    Irons - Mizuno MP-5 4-PW w/ KBS Tour 120 FLT
    Wedges Titleist SM7 w/ AMT S300 Tour White 50/54/60
    Putter - L.A.B. Directed Force 2.1

  • gmangolfgmangolf Members  1597WRX Points: 137Handicap: 2.5Posts: 1,597 Platinum Tees
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    You can file a package inquiry on USPS website and the local PO will get involved and dig into it for you. I had success this way. It didn't really speed anything up, but I did get info as to where it was and what was going on. In my case, in a container with a few thousand other packages, but too few flights taking place so there was a backlog. It sat there with no updates, and then all the sudden it was on my doorstep.

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  • magnus7319magnus7319 A hungry dog hunts best - Lee Trevino Members  2426WRX Points: 251Handicap: +2.2Posts: 2,426 Platinum Tees
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    USPS will pickup at my door, UPS or FedEx won't. USPS is cheaper. Yes, there are delays right now, yes it's annoying. I've had some pretty significant delays both shipping and receiving. I'm hopeful things return to normal when the Covid mess is solved someday. In the whole scheme of things, it's a pretty small problem to have though. In my opinion, Fix Covid, then the mail will be one of 1,00 things that get fixed.

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    Some driving iron for Links courses
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    A Vokey wedge or 2 or 3
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