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Old 09-06-2016, 04:27 PM
 
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Tipping is out of control. Do you tip the guy sitting in a toll booth? Did you tip the Best Buy cashier when you bought a DVD? Come on people, stop with the nonsense. They were super appreciative of the tip because they found some random guy to give them 20 bucks. If I had some stranger just give me 20 bucks, I would be super appreciative as well.
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Old 09-06-2016, 04:33 PM
 
Location: Central IL
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I've never tipped for a tow but if the weather was terrible or they came extra fast, etc. I might. Depends on how bad the situation was.
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Old 09-06-2016, 04:35 PM
 
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I used to date a shadetree mechanic, and he insisted that I must tip the tow truck driver, which I have no objection to doing as they are usually saving my butt. My car broke down and I had no cash on me, but when the tow truck driver brought me and my truck home, my bf at the time literally raided our grocery money to give the guy a tip. It was the first time I'd ever needed a tow. I later dated a tow truck driver, and we'd eat out on the tips he'd get from his customers when he'd had a good week.
However, I tried to tip a tow truck driver who towed my pickup a couple years ago, and he was insulted that I offered a tip. And I just tipped the guy towing my Subaru, and he seemed surprised I gave him a tip.
So I'm confused. It's not like this comes up often - maybe once every three years or so - but I'm kinda curious what the proper etiquette is.
No, the tow company gets a flat rate and they pay the driver.
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Old 09-06-2016, 05:18 PM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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Tipping is out of control. Do you tip the guy sitting in a toll booth? Did you tip the Best Buy cashier when you bought a DVD? Come on people, stop with the nonsense. They were super appreciative of the tip because they found some random guy to give them 20 bucks. If I had some stranger just give me 20 bucks, I would be super appreciative as well.
This. No I do not tip the tow truck driver, ever. Only really, really out of the ordinary service would warrant a thought about it.
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Old 09-06-2016, 06:02 PM
 
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I don't even tip my dentist.
Me either, because he's already ripping me off.

But I almost always tip working stiffs.

Like the barber....I can walk into the shop when it's packed and at worst have to wait until he finishes the one he's working on. If any of the people waiting object, he tells 'em I have an appointment...LOL.
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Old 09-06-2016, 06:03 PM
 
Location: New Hampshire
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I tip whatever I gave up to $50. It's money well earned and I have AAA so I really have no clue how they actually make money when the person they are helping has AAA.
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Old 09-06-2016, 06:03 PM
 
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Hell no. Tow truck drivers are a holes.
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Old 09-06-2016, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Riverside Ca
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Ve tripped drivers before. If they are d bags no. But if theire cool yeah I threw a few bucks for lunch their way.
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Old 09-06-2016, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I never have. I never received a tip when driving a dealers tow truck.
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Old 09-06-2016, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Danbury CT covering all of Fairfield County
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I tiped the aaa tow truck guy when I had them come once at about 6am before I was going to be driving to Florida
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