Originally Posted by habanos
I just got hit with a $48.00 "brokerage" fee from UPS for a couple pair. I asked the delivery man what the "brokerage" charge was for and he told me he did not know exactly. I wonder how Fed-Ex stacks up against UPS fee wise.
Fedex brokerage is something like $25 + $5 "advancement fee".
This is in additon to what you owe to uncle sam.
DHL fee is around $10 but they've messed up the assessments twice; once in my favor and one in the gubmint's favor. It was only a few dollars so not worth fighting.
Both Fedex and DHL will deliver your package and then send you a detailed bill later.
UPS and USPS hold your package hostage until you pay them.