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Old 04-29-2007, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Journey's End
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When I lived in NYC, I always had larger grocery orders delivered. I gave the same tip whether they brought it up stairs or not, a minium of $1.00 per bag, and not less than $5.00.

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Wish we had online grocery shopping- it would make my life so much simpler. Had it in south Florida for a bit, but they stopped it.

I'm guessing $200= 10 bags (paper). Unless there are many stairs or they can't park near the door, I think I'd go with $5-$10 bucks depending on the service. More if you get the same person every time or there are extenuating circumstances.

For more than two decades, until I moved here, I would give three or four bucks to the Publix staff who would put the bags in my car. If they said that they couldn't take it, I would tell them to donate it to a charity. Publix's service in Jax the two stores in Mandarin, anyway, isn't that great, so now I just thank them.
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Old 04-29-2007, 08:54 AM
 
Location: long island,new york
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i get that grocery shopping delivery service also(peapod). my bill usually comes to around 120$ and i tip 5$, because we get a different person just about every time..once in a while get the same person
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Old 04-29-2007, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Missouri
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I would give him $5.
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Old 04-29-2007, 10:25 AM
 
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I am very curious about the Schwan's guy? Should I be tipping him? I read their website and it said they do not accept tips. I know part of their pay is from commission on the food, but is it also on tips too? The first time he came he was as sweet and as nice as possible, ever since he has been weird with me. I also haven't been tipping him. I thought the food prices were enough. I usually am a good tipper in a restaurant or pizza delivery, but this one stumps me and I don't know why.

Also, someone mentioned pizza delivery guys (or girl) , I gotta tell you they can make good money! I did it for 5 years, during undergrad, and I made $16-20/hour. Not everyone makes that much, but I delivered in my neighborhood (lived in for over 20 years) and I was FAST! Plus, being a girl always helps. I worked for Domino's and they paid $.50 per delivery for gas, plus I made $6/hour salary.
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Old 04-29-2007, 11:18 AM
 
Location: NE Florida
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thanks mainebrokerman and fedupinftmeyers
you two will make me blush.
karla
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Old 04-29-2007, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Working on relocating
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I'd say $5 too...

I tip everyone though, even when I get carry-out that is not delivered! LOL--I worked as a waitress in college and also, other personal service industries (massage therapy), so I'm really into tipping
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Old 04-29-2007, 08:13 PM
 
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Thanks for all your responses. I have been giving him $5.00. It's the same guy every time-a real nice guy. He brings the packages in and leaves them in the foyer. I bring them upstairs. So judging on your reponses I think I've been tipping fairly.
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Old 04-29-2007, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Long Beach, CA
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I'll tip when I order food that is delivered, or I'm in a sit down restaurant, getting a haircut, manicure, etc. I won't tip buying Starbucks or McDonalds.
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Old 04-29-2007, 08:24 PM
 
Location: I hate PA
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$5? You guys are cheap. For that tip he's probably throwing food in your face and telling you to go to hell. If I were you, I'd tip the guy at least $30
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Old 04-30-2007, 02:05 PM
 
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thanks mainebrokerman and fedupinftmeyers
you two will make me blush.
karla

if i were a delivery man,, to the women in this thread,,just being able to see all the beautiful woman, would be "tip" enough..

and if she insisted on a tip,,maybe umm,,id give it back,,and trade for a kiss,,lol
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