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Old 09-05-2012, 07:27 PM
 
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I am buying a new AC for my studio apt tomorrow. if the super can't put the AC in the window this weekend i was thinking of asking my neighbor who i have seen putting his AC in his window and taking it out(so at least i know he can do it). what would be a good tip to give him if he agrees to do it?

ive given the super $20-$25 for the AC(to both remove and put in) since ive often tipped him for other things he's done as well

what would be a good tip for the neighbor? i might give him more since this would be a one time thing
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Old 09-05-2012, 08:16 PM
 
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I am buying a new AC for my studio apt tomorrow. if the super can't put the AC in the window this weekend i was thinking of asking my neighbor who i have seen putting his AC in his window and taking it out(so at least i know he can do it). what would be a good tip to give him if he agrees to do it?

ive given the super $20-$25 for the AC(to both remove and put in) since ive often tipped him for other things he's done as well

what would be a good tip for the neighbor? i might give him more since this would be a one time thing
Well, it's kind of awkward to tip your neighbor for something like this, unless he is a handyman
or you think he is broke or really needed the few extra dollar. Maybe is better to just buy him a
box of chocolate or a cake to thank him afterward?
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Old 09-05-2012, 08:47 PM
 
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I wouldn't tip him because as the other poster pointed out, it's kind of awkward. I would just thank him afterward and maybe stop by the next day and give him a gift card from Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts and say, "I just wanted you to know I really appreciated you giving me a hand with the a/c!"
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Old 09-05-2012, 10:13 PM
 
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Definitely a gift card situation, I agree, or if you know that he likes to drink a certain wine, likes S&S Cheesecake, or something like that, I'd stop by a thank you as opposed to cash.
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Old 09-05-2012, 10:32 PM
 
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Or you could take the direct approach and ask him if you could pay him $30 for putting in your a/c.
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Old 09-06-2012, 06:41 AM
 
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You could invite him for coffee or a meal.
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Old 09-06-2012, 06:57 AM
 
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You could invite him for coffee or a meal.
Sometimes neighbors might want to give you a hand helping you out with
something, but they might not like to have coffee or a meal with you.

Don't create more awkward moments with your neighbor, buy some small gift
to thank your neighbor afterward or direct approach like Hanna saids is better.
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Old 09-06-2012, 06:59 AM
 
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I'm with Henna. Since the man is not your employee, nor does he do this for a living, consider this a service you want from someone who can provide it. In this society these services typically cost a fee.
So ask him what he wants to install your air conditioner...he may quote a price, offer to do it for free, or just say NO (because there are liability issues that could become involved.)

But NO, you do not TIP a neighbor...it's demeaning.

P.S. The City is cracking down on window units that are not properly supported with brackets so the SUPER is the way to go because it tranfers liability to the landlord/co-op.


If it's a through-the-wall-unit then there is no problem.
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Old 09-06-2012, 07:02 AM
 
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Why would you pay the cost of an air conditioning unit? If the repair person for you place cannot fix the current one I would be sure that they replaced the unit with a new one that works.
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Old 09-06-2012, 01:29 PM
 
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the dripping water created a mess(it was inside the AC too) and i decided and new one would just be better, after 7 years with the old one. i got the same brand and roughly the same type. i took it home this AM and it's here
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