I sold a high-end handbag to a UK buyer during the Memorial Day weekend and shipped it Monday, May 27th via USPS Global Priority Mail at a cost of $50.00. Through customs number tracking I was informed that it left the US via San Francisco AMC @ 7:52 a.m. on June 1. I was a bit put off by that news because the timeline meant it took them four days to transport bag from Colorado to California, but what the hey, at least it was finally enroute to its final destination. But the situation continues to worsen. My daily attempts to track it resulted in the same lame information. On June 8th I succumbed to total exasperation and finally phoned USPS only to be informed (this time by a postal service employee) that it had left SF June 1. I emailed buyer (a very nice lady) explaining the situation who in turn contacted Royal Mail for package status and she reported back that the package hadn't yet left SF because USPS was waiting to fill cargo-hold before departing US. I'm becoming quite concerned. Has anyone else experienced this kind of situation? What's the purpose of Priority Mail if shipment doesn't travel any faster than regular post? Advance thanks for any advice (and/or sympathy). This sooooooooo sux!