I attempted to send out my 3k and ran into a FedEx employee who tried to tell me there were restrictions on declared value and insured value. I was shipping at a delcared value of $850, she said FedEx would only cover up to $100 - unless I had an account or sent it by Express Air or something else. Needless to say, I walked out without shipping it.
Fed Ex is usually $5+ cheaper than UPS for me, but if this is some new restriction, FedEx just lost my business. Since I'm only 10 minutes from the staffed station, I'll try again Monday; if I get the usual staff lady, no problem. If I get the robo-employee, I'm outta there.