I'm sure that most of us buy stuff and want it ASAP, well if you do, DO NOT ship it USPS ground. I recently bought a racket from Chicago and it took 14 fricking days to arrive to San Francisco! Lance Armstrong could have put it on his pushbike and made it faster than that. By the same token a racquet from Fort Worth to S.F. took 2 days shipped USPS Priority mail and only cost $3 more. My advice is pay the extra couple of bucks.