One of the biggest nightmares for travelling pool players has finally come to an end. Today TSA announced that as of April 25th, pool cues are once again fine to bring on airplanes as carry on luggage.
“From April 25, airline passengers going through US airports will be allowed to take onboard small Swiss Army-type knives provided the blade is no longer than 2.36 inches, or 6 centimeters, and does not have a locking fixed blade or a molded grip. This will bring US airport carry-on security rules in line with European Union rules.
Bats weighing less than 24 ounces and no longer than 24 inches will also be allowed onboard, as will lacrosse sticks, hockey sticks, pool cues, ski poles and up to two golf clubs.”
This is really great news and was a long time coming. There’s nothing more stressful for a travelling pool player than to send your pool cue through as luggage and spend the next 2-4 hours (or longer) hoping that when you get off the plane, your cue will be there.
Over the past couple of months, many of you have seen a new badge on our site and product pages that looks something like this:
This is part of the new buySAFE program. The purpose of the program is to protect our customers in three ways:
- $10,000 Identity Theft Protection. Comprehensive ID theft coverage for 30 days. Your identity is protected and you have access to complimentary professional ID theft remediation services for the next 30 days. Coverage applies for all online and offline identity theft, wherever it occurs, up to $10,000.
- $1,000 Purchase Guarantee. Get what you paid for, or your money back. All the terms of sale for your purchase are guaranteed, including product authenticity, up to $1,000.
- Lowest Price Guarantee. If the same store’s published price drops, we’ll pay you the difference, up to $100.
As with everything, there are restrictions with the program (which you can read about here), but ultimately the goal of this is to create a safer, more secure, more worry free shopping experience.
Check it out and let us know what you think!
Just wanted to give a quick shout out to all of our customers and wish everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Super Solstice, Crazy Kawanzaa, Funky Festivus and any other holiday I forgot!
Holiday orders are officially over today as of 1PM MST, so any orders placed after 1PM won’t arrive until after Christmas. As for our holiday hours, they look a little something like this:
Dec. 24th: 8:30AM – 11:00AM MST
Dec. 25th: Closed
Dec. 31st: 8:30AM – 5:00PM MST
Jan. 1st: Closed
Thank you to all of our customers for another great holiday season!