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    What is a proper/recommended amount for tipping movers (if any). Such as buying a bed, couch, which I pay a $50 delivery fee or for a tv I buy at best buy where I get free delivery.

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    Re: Tipping

    $0.00



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    Re: Tipping

    I just bought a bed from lebeda. The man I bought my bed from said that he asks all customers to give at least $20 if they can



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    Re: Tipping

    Quote Originally Posted by VTXCyRyD View Post
    $0.00
    Thats what I was thinking, but didnt want to be an ***......


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    Re: Tipping

    If you paid a delivery fee for something like furniture, then you paid for the delivery. No tip needed. If the workers arent making enough, they should take it up with their boss who isnt cutting them in on that delivery fee. Where in restaurants it makes more sense to tip (where in theory youre billed for the food, you tip for the service), in this case you're paying specifically for the service, so tipping would be double paying for the service.

    If you were given free delivery, as part of the sale, then the employer was agreeing to take on that expense to get your sale, as opposed to you paying it. You effectively 'paid' a delivery fee, it was just rolled into your overall purchase price. No tip needed. Similar as above, if the employees arent getting enough, they should take it up with their employer who agreed to take on that financial expense. (to the customer, it was a selling point that it was free)

    Now, if someone goes above and beyond, thats where tips come in, for exceptional service. Say they help set things up, move other furniture, etc (in other words, things that werent sold as part of the deal you made with the merchant), then a tip is good to reward good service.



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    Re: Tipping

    I once had a couch delivered for damn near $75 for the moving fee. I tipped them $0.


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    Re: Tipping

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUCubswin View Post
    I just bought a bed from lebeda. The man I bought my bed from said that he asks all customers to give at least $20 if they can
    Why doesnt he give him $20 more then.

    Tipping is something that bothers me... Its one thing to tip a waitress making $3 but these movers are getting paid to move, yes its a service but its also a job. Its not like they are volunteering for it. I never got tipped when I was cooking pizza's or washing dishes.... Its just something that bothers me when people expect to be tipped a certain amount no matter what they do or how well they do it....



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    Re: Tipping

    Quote Originally Posted by dabears32 View Post
    Why doesnt he give him $20 more then.

    Tipping is something that bothers me... Its one thing to tip a waitress making $3 but these movers are getting paid to move, yes its a service but its also a job. Its not like they are volunteering for it. I never got tipped when I was cooking pizza's or washing dishes.... Its just something that bothers me when people expect to be tipped a certain amount no matter what they do or how well they do it....
    Yeah, its one thing when you're paying for an item, and tipping for good service. Its another when people want a tip when all they provided originally was the service itself, no physical goods. If you dont feel the price for that service is enough, raise the price, dont try to hide your true costs by expecting a tip later.



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    Re: Tipping

    When I moved from the Quad Cities to Detroit earlier this year, I didn't tip any of the movers. First, it would have been impossible to tip every set of hands that were involved in moving our stuff - there were the guys that packed and crated our stuff and moved it to the Quad Cities storage location, there were the guys that packed the crates onto the semi truck that moved it from the storage location in the Quad Cities to a storage location in Romulus (a Detroit suburb), another set of guys that moved it to another storage location in Harrison Township (another Detroit Suburb), and a final set of guys that moved it from the last storage location to our apartment. Not to mention, considering my move was part of a BRAC (Base Realignment and Closure) decision (my job being transferred from the Rock Island Arsenal to the Detroit Arsenal), all of these guys were under Government contract, so it would have probably been highly inadvisable for me to tip any of them (in fact, IIRC, I was instructed not to do so).


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    Re: Tipping

    Quote Originally Posted by dabears32 View Post
    What is a proper/recommended amount for tipping movers (if any). Such as buying a bed, couch, which I pay a $50 delivery fee or for a tv I buy at best buy where I get free delivery.

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    For what it is worth, that is not a "mover", it is a delivery guy.

    I guess I am OK with tipping movers. Don't even consider it for delivery dudes.


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    Re: Tipping

    Quote Originally Posted by capitalcityguy View Post
    For what it is worth, that is not a "mover", it is a delivery guy.

    I guess I am OK with tipping movers. Don't even consider it for delivery dudes.
    If they show up in a company truck with logo, no tip. If they are contractors with their own truck tip is in line.



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    Re: Tipping

    So alot of you guys probaly don't tip dealers either when you go gamble. If you win and having a good time with the dealer you should! Same as these guys bringing you a couch or bed or whatever its common courtesy to do it. So few people tip because you don't live off tips. As for me I live off my tips if it wasn't for them I wouldn't have a car, tv,computer, or a home. Just member next time that alot of people depend on your tips!!!! Not just waitresses!!!!



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    Re: Tipping

    I haven't had to live off tips like Clonelifer, but I try my best to tip well if I actually go out to eat or something.

    I just can't stand how you see tip jars everywhere now. If I order food from a restaurant that I am going to pick up instead of dining in, then the person at the register is not going to get a tip because they provided no service.



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    Re: Tipping

    Quote Originally Posted by Clonelifer View Post
    So alot of you guys probaly don't tip dealers either when you go gamble. If you win and having a good time with the dealer you should! Same as these guys bringing you a couch or bed or whatever its common courtesy to do it. So few people tip because you don't live off tips. As for me I live off my tips if it wasn't for them I wouldn't have a car, tv,computer, or a home. Just member next time that alot of people depend on your tips!!!! Not just waitresses!!!!
    What do you do? Just wondering because a lot of people would live better in they were tipped, such as warehouse work, which Ive done....



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