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Old 12-15-2008, 01:11 PM
 
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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?
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Old 12-15-2008, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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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.
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Old 12-15-2008, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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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.
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Old 12-15-2008, 01:59 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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I tip them - usually $10 a piece.
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Old 12-15-2008, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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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....
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Old 12-15-2008, 08:08 PM
 
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I tip 'em... $5 to $15 each, depending on the job, etc.
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Old 12-16-2008, 07:57 AM
 
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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....
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Old 10-22-2017, 06:48 AM
 
Location: The Great State of Texas
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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.
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Old 10-22-2017, 02:02 PM
 
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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.
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Old 10-22-2017, 08:36 PM
 
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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.
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