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Old 08-21-2007, 08:12 AM
 
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I have a crew coming to pack my house on a Thursday. And a crew to move me to NC on Friday.

I was thinking on tipping the packers $100
and the movers $100 on each end. Is this too generous, or cheap?

I was also planning on have hamburgers available.
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Old 08-21-2007, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Youngsville, NC
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Certainly not cheap, may even be a bit more than I would give, but given the fact that they will be transporting everything you own and hold dear the better you treat them the better the chance most of your items stay intact!!
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Old 08-21-2007, 09:47 AM
 
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We didn't have packers, but we tipped the movers $20 per person at each end (different crew loaded and unloaded).
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Old 08-21-2007, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Oxnard, CA on the way to Raleigh NC
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My daughter's ex worked as a mover, about 3 years ago, with United for about a year and sometimes they were tipped and sometimes they weren't. Sometimes the foreman was given money to dole out and depending on the foreman sometimes he did and sometimes he didn't. My daughter's ex said he received ususally between $20 to $50 himself. The worst was a military move for an Admiral. He required even his couch and chairs to be wrapped in plastic and he watched the whole time. When he didn't like the way they wrapped the couch he had them start all over - he did not tip at all. And most of the industrial moves they never got tipped. They definitely appreciated being tipped - and some would tip in advance so they would show extra care. Some would buy them pizza or burgers. It was funny because usually the nightmare moves (like lifting a large entertainment center, that wouldn't fit through the front door, up and over the second floor balcony in a 95 degree weather) the movers got a big thank you but no tip. It would be the young couple or older person that would treat them very well with food and tips. So do what you can afford and what you feel comfortable with at the time.

Good luck on the move.

Char
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Old 08-21-2007, 06:54 PM
 
Location: NC
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I have a crew coming to pack my house on a Thursday. And a crew to move me to NC on Friday.

I was thinking on tipping the packers $100
and the movers $100 on each end. Is this too generous, or cheap?

I was also planning on have hamburgers available.
It honestly depends on what you feel is right. However, it depends on the number of packers and movers there will be as to how generous I would be with the tipping. I feel that it is a nice gesture for you to give tips and have food available for their services. I thought about when the time comes to provide them with a nice tip and bottled water or juice on hand.
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Old 08-21-2007, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest
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I have a crew coming to pack my house on a Thursday. And a crew to move me to NC on Friday.

I was thinking on tipping the packers $100
and the movers $100 on each end. Is this too generous, or cheap?

I was also planning on have hamburgers available.
I provide lunch and drinks (especially if it's hot!!!) and tipped 25$ per mover/packer.

The packers did such a good job, and were pleasant to be around for the day, not to mention very nice to my young (at the time) daughter as they packed her room, I went out and bought them and bought them a case of beer to be enjoyed once they were off the clock.
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