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    Do you Tip Furniture Delivery guys or not?

    We are getting a new couch today. Do you tip the delivery guys? If you tip them do you give them $10 or less or $11 or more?





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    Re: Do you Tip Furniture Delivery guys or not?

    i slipped the 2 guys that delivered my new matress last year 5$ a piece... just because they carried up a couple flights of stairs... not really knowing the protocol either.

    no way could I have done that solo




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    Re: Do you Tip Furniture Delivery guys or not?

    I was curious about this as well. Of course I didn't think of it until after they left but was curious about that as well. Or what about when you order food at a place and pick up, do you tip then either? I usually only tip $1 there but wasn't sure what others do.



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    Re: Do you Tip Furniture Delivery guys or not?

    When we had our bedroom set delivered and assembled, I slipped them a twenty. It was heavy stuff. Same thing for our living room set. $20 bucks for heavy lifting and avoiding breaking anything in my house or dinging up my walls? Seems fair to me.


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    Re: Do you Tip Furniture Delivery guys or not?

    Was in the same dilemma a couple of months ago getting stuff from NFM. They literally ran my stuff from their truck to my living room. I was thinking of tipping but right when I signed papers they sprinted out. Must've been running late.

    If its free delivery like I had, i don't feel like tipping is necessary



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    No tip. That is their job.



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    Re: Do you Tip Furniture Delivery guys or not?

    Quote Originally Posted by State43 View Post
    I was curious about this as well. Of course I didn't think of it until after they left but was curious about that as well. Or what about when you order food at a place and pick up, do you tip then either? I usually only tip $1 there but wasn't sure what others do.
    I'm curious about the furniture thing too. I would say yes tip them if it is a difficult move or something you couldn't do yourself. Or if they do a really good job (careful, quick, etc.)

    In this second situation I don't usually tip. My opinion is there was really no service involved. They cook your food which you pay them for, you do the rest. Maybe I'm wrong there though?



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    Re: Do you Tip Furniture Delivery guys or not?

    Quote Originally Posted by CLONECONES View Post
    i slipped the 2 guys that delivered my new matress last year 5$ a piece... just because they carried up a couple flights of stairs... not really knowing the protocol either.

    no way could I have done that solo
    My furniture delivery guy signed a contract, but never showed up and spent an entire two months tweeting about how he wouldn't deliver my couch until I had a protocol in place.



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    Re: Do you Tip Furniture Delivery guys or not?

    My wife ordered a bunch of expensive furniture, they drove it down from Minneapolis and set everything up in the rooms we wanted. I gave them each $50.



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    Re: Do you Tip Furniture Delivery guys or not?

    My rule of thumb is, if I pay a delivery fee for anything, you can kiss the tip goodbye.



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    Re: Do you Tip Furniture Delivery guys or not?

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckd4735 View Post
    My rule of thumb is, if I pay a delivery fee for anything, you can kiss the tip goodbye.

    This.



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    Re: Do you Tip Furniture Delivery guys or not?

    At the end of the day, it's your money, but I've never tipped furniture delivery folks. Especially when there's already a delivery charge, the money going to them notwithstanding.



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    Re: Do you Tip Furniture Delivery guys or not?

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckd4735 View Post
    My rule of thumb is, if I pay a delivery fee for anything, you can kiss the tip goodbye.
    yep. Delivery fee = tip as far as I'm concerned.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DistrictCyclone View Post
    My furniture delivery guy signed a contract, but never showed up and spent an entire two months tweeting about how he wouldn't deliver my couch until I had a protocol in place.
    #bewell




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    Quote Originally Posted by State43 View Post
    I was curious about this as well. Of course I didn't think of it until after they left but was curious about that as well. Or what about when you order food at a place and pick up, do you tip then either? I usually only tip $1 there but wasn't sure what others do.
    I used to do $1, but then I thought it the hostess doing it and really they are just putting in the order for me, so I don't any more.





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