FedEx shippers beware! WATCH YOUR BILLS!!
Copied & pasted from their web site:
A surcharge applies to any package that: 1) measures greater than
60 inches along its longest side; 2) measures greater than 30 inches along its second-longest
side; 3) has an actual weight of greater than 70 lbs.; 4) is not fully encased in an outer
shipping container; 5) is encased in an outer shipping container made of metal or wood;
6) is cylindrical, including (without limitation) cans, buckets, barrels, drums or pails that are
not fully encased in a shipping container made of corrugated cardboard; 7) is cylindrical,
whether or not encased in corrugated cardboard, and exceeds 18 inches in length or 3 inches
in diameter or has a diameter greater than its height; 8) is bound with metal, plastic or cloth
banding (including packages where the outer surface area is loosely wrapped or creased, or
where the contents protrude outside the surface area); or 9) would become entangled in or
cause damage to other packages or the FedEx conveyance system. For U.S. express services,
this surcharge applies on a per-piece basis even if multiple pieces are bundled in a shipment.
We reserve the right to assess additional handling charges for packages that require special
handling or that require FedEx to apply additional packaging during transit.
FedEx personalty came out & check my packages> I don't meet this requirement for the extra charges. But I'm charged anyway? I just have normal boxes, nothing weird about them.