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Old 07-12-2018, 03:17 PM
 
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$3 about right for $18 worth of food.
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Old 07-12-2018, 09:23 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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I hope your spendthrift wife works.


Of course, $3 is fine.
Nope, full time job is spending my money
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Old 07-13-2018, 05:35 AM
 
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A day in the life. I didn't realize how much of the delivery tips run through credit cards now.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/...n_7150520.html
Interesting article. Especially this, which I had been wondering about: "Seamless doesn’t require its users to leave a tip at all. Some customers still choose to tip in cash, but Rios estimates about 90 percent of his tips are paid for by credit. He receives such tips at the end of each workday, in cash."

When I had cash in the house, I usually tried to tip with cash and not using the Seamless app. I guess reading this, it doesn't make any difference. The article didn't say anything about any percentage being taken out of the tips before handing it in cash to the delivery person. Also since the delivery guy is receiving it in cash anyway, I'm guessing he's not paying tax on it.

So, me handing him cash vs the restaurant handing him cash makes no difference. I'm no longer going to scramble around trying to find a couple bucks in my wallet prior to placing a Seamless order.
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Old 07-13-2018, 06:29 AM
 
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Nope, full time job is spending my money
She is your wife and you consider the money coming in as your money?

I tip $5 to anyone delivering and always choose the Tip with Cash option on Seamless to avoid restaurant owners/managers withholding or delaying giving the tip to the delivery person.

If it's snowing or bad weather conditions, I'll give a buck or two more.

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Old 07-13-2018, 07:06 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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Nope, full time job is spending my money

Have the lazy lump learn to shop (FOR FOOD) and cook, BB.


Of course, your perfect retort is: "When you get a job you can tip as generously as you please." (But that might mean using your own hand for the next month or two.)
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Old 07-13-2018, 10:35 AM
 
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For smaller delivery orders, I tip between 10-15%. Don't see ANY need to tip more.
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Old 07-13-2018, 12:44 PM
 
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For smaller delivery orders, I tip between 10-15%. Don't see ANY need to tip more.
So if you get the chinese lunch special that is not even $10 you just give them a dollar?
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Old 07-13-2018, 01:05 PM
 
Location: New York, NY
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So if you get the chinese lunch special that is not even $10 you just give them a dollar?
Most places have minimum delivery orders now, so is that really that common? Maybe in the hood it is, but in most areas that I'm in, you need a $15-20 order minimum.
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Old 07-13-2018, 01:46 PM
 
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Most places have minimum delivery orders now, so is that really that common? Maybe in the hood it is, but in most areas that I'm in, you need a $15-20 order minimum.
This. Typical delivery order is around $15. Seamless lets you select percentage and they do the math. I select 10% generally, 15% if they're coming a little further. I live in Astoria, they all have those annoying bike scooters.

I don't ever order food and pay cash so there's no transaction at the door. Open, take food, say thanks, close door.

I don't order delivery for lunch (and don't eat Chinese food anyway), although I see what you were getting at.
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