As a side note and warning to fellow AV,ers concerning FedEx.
I called fedex after the flub with the first shipping company. Like I did with the first company, I asked Fed ex the same question: How much to send this size box, that weighs this much, to this address ,with this much insurance? $3500 in this case was the amount I wanted the insurance for. They said x amount. I said good and when can you pick it up, when will it arrive, etc.
Now, when I called to report a possible concealed damage claim I was told at that time that fedex does not insure that way. They stated that there is a certain amount of insurance automatically applied based on whether the shipment is new or used goods and by weight. However, they did not tell me this when I called to make the arrangements and asked about insurance. I was totally misled by fed ex. I was upset to say the least and felt I was lied to. I further pressed the person I was speaking to at fedex and was told that there was a mention of the $3500 insurance in the file.
So beware of how fedex less than truck freight works, as I did not know and felt misled. at no time did they lead me to think or in any way inform me that I had less than $3500 on this shipment before I sent it.
After the fact, when I went to try to file a claim I was I told that I probably did not have $3500 insurance.
They did send an inspector to look at the screen, I assume, to the gentlemen's house and made a determination that they were not at any fault and the claim was denied period, no matter what the insurance amount was.
So just fyi that's how fedex works and they do not tell you until there is a problem.