Foo - Tipping Delivery Guys ?
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02-26-10, 09:16 PM
I'm getting a sofa delivered tomorrow. Am I supposed to tip the guys if they bring it in and help set it up ?
02-26-10, 09:44 PM
They probably make better money than pizza delivery people, but still.
02-26-10, 10:12 PM
**** em, give em a tip to get the **** outta here.
02-26-10, 10:16 PM
Yes, especially if you ask them to put the sofa in a particular place, or if they have go up some tricky stairs or the like. I usually tip something like $5/guy, maybe more.
02-26-10, 10:18 PM
I was being sarcastic btw, give em something like two or three or 5 bucks tops. If you can get away with it, give ' em a life tip and that might be all they need, or maybe a business card, sorry I'm a cheapskate.
tip them beer... good beer.
I worked as a delivery guy... I got REALLY good tips...:innocent: and that's all I'm saying.
I tip anyone who provides great service.
02-27-10, 06:17 AM
Two guys delivered and set up our bedroom suite. I gave them a $10 tip. In hindsight, it probably was a bit low considering how heavy the furniture was, and how long it took to set everything up.
02-27-10, 06:22 AM
$5 ea. sounds good. you can do $10 without blinking an eye.
I shoot family portraits and $5-$20 is an avrg and one time I got $100
02-27-10, 11:45 AM
I'm so embarrassed! I had a bed delivered and set up, and never gave a thought to tipping the guys!
02-28-10, 06:12 PM
I'd give them at least $10-20 apiece. Especially if they have to endure the wife bossing them around with where to place everything... and re-place it here... and there... no back to the original spot...
20 bucks a head for satisfactory work.
02-28-10, 10:56 PM
There was a mailman once who was making the rounds on Xmas Eve, when one of his prettier customers invited him in, made him breakfast, took him upstairs for a roll in the sack, and gave him a dollar. He asked her why she did so much for him. She said she asked her husband what they should give the mailman for Xmas, and he said "Screw him, give him a dollar". Breakfast was her idea.
03-01-10, 12:06 PM
I moved Furniture in College. The regular was nothing. The exceptional was $100. It was my job to get your sofa from point a to point b. Not redesign your living room. I never said no in an attempt to get a tip, but more often than not the bored house wife would just have us put everything back where it was originally, and give us nothing. When we did get tips $20 was regular split between two guys. On a personnel note, offer them a drink. People don't think about that. You get thirsty moving furniture.
03-01-10, 12:44 PM
I had an oversized love seat delivered to my studio apartment. I tipped them $20 (10 each) for bringing it up and getting it through 4 doors
03-01-10, 02:51 PM
If I have to pay for the delivery I am nowhere near as generous.
I gave the guys $10 each who delivered and installed my new washing machine.
03-01-10, 06:33 PM
Tip + sandwich - unless it's summer, then tip + whatever you have on the grill (seems delivery people show up out here in the middle of no where late in the day!).
NOT a good idea to give the delivery guy beer - they're driving!!
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