U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > North Carolina > Charlotte
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 12-15-2008, 01:11 PM
 
87 posts, read 303,856 times
Reputation: 43

Advertisements

Sorry for another topic about tipping.

Do you guys normally tip those who delivery furniture and appliances to your house? If you do, how much is appropriate?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 12-15-2008, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
3,354 posts, read 8,668,675 times
Reputation: 1929
I say no as they are only delivering a few items.

Unless they go over and above whats expected I see no reason to tip them.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-15-2008, 01:32 PM
 
11,836 posts, read 24,977,699 times
Reputation: 2773
Quote:
Originally Posted by flyingscotsman View Post
I say no as they are only delivering a few items.

Unless they go over and above whats expected I see no reason to tip them.
I agree. And when they refuse to carry the washer/dryer up to the 3rd floor then they definitely don't get a tip.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-15-2008, 01:59 PM
 
Location: State of Being
35,885 posts, read 65,297,484 times
Reputation: 22274
I tip them - usually $10 a piece.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-15-2008, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
7,041 posts, read 12,818,152 times
Reputation: 2320
Once I had some really great delivery guys, and, as usual, I did not have any cash. So, I wrote them a very nice letter of recommendation and sent it to their corporate office. I figured that this might get them a nice raise which would get them more $$$ anyway....
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-15-2008, 08:08 PM
 
841 posts, read 1,208,520 times
Reputation: 450
I tip 'em... $5 to $15 each, depending on the job, etc.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-16-2008, 07:57 AM
 
1,253 posts, read 4,060,811 times
Reputation: 619
Anyone ever tip a cable repair guy for going "above and beyond"?

I had a really nice guy from Time Warner help me get cable through my wall which is normally a $20 charge by Time Warner but he did not charge me. He then waited around when he was done and chit-chatted and I had the feeling he was looking for a tip. Is that expected? I feel bad for not offering....
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-22-2017, 06:48 AM
 
Location: The Great State of Texas
94 posts, read 42,669 times
Reputation: 297
Quote:
Originally Posted by FrankTheTank2 View Post
Anyone ever tip a cable repair guy for going "above and beyond"?

I had a really nice guy from Time Warner help me get cable through my wall which is normally a $20 charge by Time Warner but he did not charge me. He then waited around when he was done and chit-chatted and I had the feeling he was looking for a tip. Is that expected? I feel bad for not offering....
Of course he did, but you shouldn’t have! He was stealing from his company, therefore he is a thief. If he would steal from his company he would probably steal from you, too.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-22-2017, 02:02 PM
 
391 posts, read 207,527 times
Reputation: 262
No tip. They are just doing their jobs for which they are paid. Only tip if they do something out of the ordinary and go out of their way.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-22-2017, 08:36 PM
 
161 posts, read 112,347 times
Reputation: 398
I tip everyone that comes to my house. In the scheme of things, if I added up all of these tips and had the money in my account, it would not change my life but it has helped a lot of people buy lunch or a drink on a hot day and they all appreciate it. And, these people do remember you when they come back so you get even better service the next time.

One time I was having trouble with my car. The dealer had a tech take a ride with me to see if he could detect the problem. While driving, the guy said he was hungry so we stopped and I got him something at McDonalds. When we got back to the dealer, he told the boss I needed new brakes under warranty. So I got a free brake job for the price of an Egg McMuffin. Good karma.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > North Carolina > Charlotte
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top