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Old 08-16-2008, 03:08 PM
 
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Hi Everyone:

Looking for suggestions here...
We are moving from an apartment (1.5 bedroom) to a recently bought townhouse 35 miles away. We will be having 4 guys (per the mover's paper estimate, same day move) and we're wondering how much to tip each mover. I was reading elsewhere of people tipping up to $100 + food. That's a lot for our place. We don't have much but given they also need to go to storage to pick stuff up, we're just not sure.

Any suggestions are most appreciated.

Thanks.
Kay

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Old 08-16-2008, 03:23 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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$20 per person, assuming they do a nice job.
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Old 08-16-2008, 07:57 PM
 
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We did $80 per guy (5 guys) in June, and they seemed very happy.

Not that you asked, but I would discourage pizza for lunch, if that's what you were thinking. We did subs, and they were happy. We asked them what they have most, and they said pizza and that they get so sick of it.
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Old 08-16-2008, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Some got six month some got one solid. But me and my buddies all got lifetime here
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Moving out of NC back to NJ, we tipped the two guys 40 a piece as they were taking stuff down two sets of stairs. Then we tipped them each an additional 20 loading everything into storage when we got here. Plus we had water and Gatorade on hand as well.
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Old 08-18-2008, 11:38 AM
 
Location: High Bridge, NJ
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Is this on top of the 1K and more that they charge you for moving? If it is, then tipping is out of control.
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Old 08-18-2008, 11:43 AM
 
Location: OH->FL->NJ
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We used a temp agency. 25 bucks each except this one little crazy guy we thought would be a loser. He was talking to himself the whole time... LOL. He was the big winner. He never drank a sip of Gatorade. He never stopped moving EVER. He carried 1.5x to 2x more than anyone else. We gave him 40. We did lunch + all the Gatorade you could drink.

This monster they sent us, stopped at 15 mins. We had him hauled away.
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Old 08-24-2008, 06:18 PM
 
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Thanks everyone. Appreciate the feedback. We're thinking of doing $50/guy and then having subs and soft drinks available. Hope they don't end up smashing our stuff LOL!!!
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Old 08-24-2008, 06:19 PM
 
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We did $80 per guy (5 guys) in June, and they seemed very happy.

Not that you asked, but I would discourage pizza for lunch, if that's what you were thinking. We did subs, and they were happy. We asked them what they have most, and they said pizza and that they get so sick of it.
Thanks for the tip. Yeah, we were thinking of pizza but we'll do subs now .
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Old 08-24-2008, 06:27 PM
 
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We used a temp agency. 25 bucks each except this one little crazy guy we thought would be a loser. He was talking to himself the whole time... LOL. He was the big winner. He never drank a sip of Gatorade. He never stopped moving EVER. He carried 1.5x to 2x more than anyone else. We gave him 40. We did lunch + all the Gatorade you could drink.

This monster they sent us, stopped at 15 mins. We had him hauled away.


You used a Temp Agency? Tell me more, I'm interested. I only have four pieces of furniture move up some stairs, but they are bulky as hell. I don't want to use craigs list because they aren't insured, but I'm thinking a temp agency might be insured.
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Old 08-26-2008, 10:12 AM
 
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We moved from an overstuffed 2 bedroom (1200sq ft) to our new house (2500sq ft) less than 5 miles away. We packed and dissasembled everything before they showed up. Other than moving the boxes and furniture they only had to take apart and put back together our bed. Moving company sent a 24' box truck with 4 guys. They had to get creative to fit everything in the truck, but it all "just" fit. Took them about 9 hours to load/unload the truck. I had donuts and a box of coffee for them in the morning since they arrived at 6:30am. I had planned on making burgers and hot dogs and typical bbq fair for lunch but the guy in charge declined and said they all brought their own lunch. Other than one scrape on the wall going up the stairs (which they were VERY apologetic for) due to one of them slipping and getting pinned under our VERY VERY heavy armoir and a dent in the top corner of the armoir (which cant really be seen anyway) there was no damage of any kind and the guys were very nice. $1900 for the job and $50 each as a tip.
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