Purchased some beautiful glassware in Prague last month from an artist. Gave the artist my FedEx account number to ship as we were unable to carry home.
Package weighted just under 12 lbs, took 6 days to arrive and the box was approx 20"x16"x16". There was no special handeling or any add-on service. I just reveied the bill: $863.31!!!! I called them and they verified the charge was correct.
Beware international shipping rates from FedEx!
(BTW, UPS on-line gave a price about $100 less). If they charged people by weight, then a 180lb person would pay $12,945 for a one-way ticket!
Monetary Loss: $863.