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Old 02-26-10, 10:16 PM   #1
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Tipping Delivery Guys ?

I'm getting a sofa delivered tomorrow. Am I supposed to tip the guys if they bring it in and help set it up ?
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Old 02-26-10, 10:44 PM   #2
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I would.

They probably make better money than pizza delivery people, but still.
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**** em, give em a tip to get the **** outta here.
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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.
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Old 02-26-10, 11:18 PM   #5
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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.
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Old 02-27-10, 06:21 AM   #6
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tip them beer... good beer.
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Old 02-27-10, 06:43 AM   #7
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I worked as a delivery guy... I got REALLY good tips... and that's all I'm saying.
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Old 02-27-10, 07:09 AM   #8
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I tip anyone who provides great service.
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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.
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Old 02-27-10, 07:22 AM   #10
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$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
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I'm so embarrassed! I had a bed delivered and set up, and never gave a thought to tipping the guys!
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Old 02-28-10, 07:12 PM   #12
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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...
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20 bucks a head for satisfactory work.
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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.
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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.
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Old 03-01-10, 01:44 PM   #16
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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
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Old 03-01-10, 03:51 PM   #17
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If I have to pay for the delivery I am nowhere near as generous.
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I gave the guys $10 each who delivered and installed my new washing machine.
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Old 03-01-10, 07:33 PM   #19
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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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