PDA

View Full Version : Life Do you tip appliance delivery guys?


pr_capone
10-19-2010, 01:06 AM
I'm taking delivery of a new washer and dryer tomorrow. When you get delivery of an appliance, is a tip expected? If so, how much?

kysirsoze
10-19-2010, 01:16 AM
I really don't think so, but I don't buy a lot of appliances. I've never tipped any other kind of delivery guy except the pizza variety.

BossChief
10-19-2010, 01:20 AM
depends on how much they have to do. If they are going out of their way to make sure that they aren't just dropping off the units in the garage still in the box, I would tip em 10-15 bucks.

If they are bringing them downstairs and hooking em up and offer to help you get the old ones out of there, I would make that tip 10 bucks a piece or a max of 30 bucks.

Thats just me.

pr_capone
10-19-2010, 01:22 AM
depends on how much they have to do. If they are going out of their way to make sure that they aren't just dropping off the units in the garage still in the box, I would tip em 10-15 bucks.

If they are bringing them downstairs and hooking em up and offer to help you get the old ones out of there, I would make that tip 10 bucks a piece or a max of 30 bucks.

Thats just me.

The delivery service I was sold included delivery and hookup. I was told that they would also move the existing appliances to another location of my choice. My home is a single floor so its not like they are having to do any real grunt work.

BossChief
10-19-2010, 01:29 AM
The delivery service I was sold included delivery and hookup. I was told that they would also move the existing appliances to another location of my choice. My home is a single floor so its not like they are having to do any real grunt work.

In that case, Id just make sure the path to the old units is clear of obstacles and offer em a beverage...that's about it.

If you already paid for hookup and they don't have to go up or down stairs, they likely are getting paid quite well for not a whole lot of work.

The only people that tip in situations like that are the guys with bloody people wrapped up in carpet in the trunk of their Lincoln.

DeezNutz
10-19-2010, 01:41 AM
Always offer a bottled water or something. Beyond this, if you throw each guy a $5 or so for lunch, that's more than enough, but you're certainly not obligated to do this.

kysirsoze
10-19-2010, 01:43 AM
Always offer a bottled water or something. Beyond this, if you throw each guy a $5 or so for lunch, that's more than enough, but you're certainly not obligated to do this.

Yeah, I agree with the general hospitality stuff. I don't think a tip is expected, however.

Phobia
10-19-2010, 01:47 AM
I tipped some guys for carrying a fridge down some stairs without scratching the walls once. Other than that, not really something I'd do.

BigMeatballDave
10-19-2010, 01:49 AM
I dont tip anyone unless they bring me food.

pr_capone
10-19-2010, 01:50 AM
sweet... thanks for the input fellas

Der Flöprer
10-19-2010, 01:54 AM
Had it done once, and they had to put some work in. Had to bring new appliances down stairs, and old appliances back up. Offered them a bottle of water, and upon completion of the task with no scratches, or mishaps, flipped them each $5 for lunch. They took a lot of care and did a good job, if they had not, they would've been lucky to get the water.

Rausch
10-19-2010, 03:40 AM
I'm taking delivery...

I'm not doing that and sure as $#it wouldn't tip for it...

Hog Farmer
10-19-2010, 04:23 AM
I'd just tell them to hurry the fuck up and if they scratch anything I'll be sure to notify their supervisor.

I mean really, tipping the appliance delivery guy. That's just dumb !

Rausch
10-19-2010, 04:36 AM
I'd just tell them to hurry the **** up and if they scratch anything I'll be sure to notify their supervisor.

I mean really, tipping the appliance delivery guy. That's just dumb !

Almost as stupid as people willing to pay for new ones.

Honestly, we're talking about washer/dryers, dishwashers, and frankly I can't think of $3it else you'd buy that someone else had to deliver.

Why the fuck would you pay that much for $#it most people have provided for them at the average apt or duplex? The local laundrymat is as full of scum and worthless failures of society as anyplace you'd find and I have yet to hear of a case of the ghona-sypha-TB-a-losis being caught there.

And to tip a motherfucker on on top of it all?...

redsurfer11
10-19-2010, 05:15 AM
Ask them who they voted for. If they voted for the current guy. Just give them some change.

Rausch
10-19-2010, 05:16 AM
Ask them who they voted for. If they voted for the current guy. Just give them some change.

ROFL

wilas101
10-19-2010, 07:17 AM
Almost as stupid as people willing to pay for new ones.

Honestly, we're talking about washer/dryers, dishwashers, and frankly I can't think of $3it else you'd buy that someone else had to deliver.

Why the fuck would you pay that much for $#it most people have provided for them at the average apt or duplex? The local laundrymat is as full of scum and worthless failures of society as anyplace you'd find and I have yet to hear of a case of the ghona-sypha-TB-a-losis being caught there.

And to tip a motherfucker on on top of it all?...




I don't understand this rant (or my sarcasm meter is broken)

patteeu
10-19-2010, 07:20 AM
No

Delano
10-19-2010, 08:09 AM
I delivered appliances part time during one year of college. There were some killer jobs and we rarely got tipped. Didn't matter if the job was down a rickety old staircase where we had to remove fridge doors and put them back on. People don't realize when they're asking for services well beyond the norm.

Thanks for the water rich guys. Delivery guys never carry their own.
Posted via Mobile Device

Inspector
10-19-2010, 08:17 AM
When I had my new leaf guard gutters installed this summer I gave the two guys water and when they finished I slipped them each a twenty. It was a hot all day job. I've also tipped appliance deliveries but only like $5.

patteeu
10-19-2010, 08:19 AM
Thanks for the water rich guys. Delivery guys never carry their own.

LMAO

MOhillbilly
10-19-2010, 08:24 AM
tip then the whole thing.

Delano
10-19-2010, 08:27 AM
My home is a single floor so its not like they are having to do any real grunt work.

If there are obstacles for the hand trucks, please install ramps.
Posted via Mobile Device

eazyb81
10-19-2010, 08:43 AM
They should tip you for taking work off to meet them.

pr_capone
10-19-2010, 09:19 AM
Almost as stupid as people willing to pay for new ones.

Honestly, we're talking about washer/dryers, dishwashers, and frankly I can't think of $3it else you'd buy that someone else had to deliver.

Why the **** would you pay that much for $#it most people have provided for them at the average apt or duplex? The local laundrymat is as full of scum and worthless failures of society as anyplace you'd find and I have yet to hear of a case of the ghona-sypha-TB-a-losis being caught there.

And to tip a mother****er on on top of it all?...

:spock:

I'm happy to pay for the convenience of not having to haul all my shit to another location, sit there to make sure no one snatches my shit, only to have to cart it back to the apartment to put away.

Plus I got a smoking deal on the equip.

I picked up a Samsung Washer that regular price was $700 for $430. The Samsung Dryer was originally $730 and I got it for $510.

tooge
10-19-2010, 09:40 AM
My tip is this. "Don't scratch the wall or the appliance or you will get to do this all again for free"

gblowfish
10-19-2010, 09:46 AM
depends on how much they have to do. If they are going out of their way to make sure that they aren't just dropping off the units in the garage still in the box, I would tip em 10-15 bucks.

If they are bringing them downstairs and hooking em up and offer to help you get the old ones out of there, I would make that tip 10 bucks a piece or a max of 30 bucks.

Thats just me.

If they have to take this into a tight spot, and if they do a great job and bust ass, then yeah, I'd buy them lunch, if you've got a few extra bucks to spare. The guys really appreciate that.

Saulbadguy
10-19-2010, 09:46 AM
If my request is a pain in the ass, I would.

If not, I offer them a soda or a bottled water, they usually take it.

Mojo Jojo
10-19-2010, 09:53 AM
I offer a soda or water. When I feel good about the service provided I give $5 to $10 per guy. To me it's a gut/on the spot decision. I've had great, good and poor service and I use those experiences about tipping.

Dayze
10-19-2010, 10:25 AM
tip then the whole thing.

ROFL

BIG_DADDY
10-19-2010, 10:29 AM
I delivered appliances for years as a kid and never once heard of anyone getting a tip. No it's not expected. You might offer them something to drink though,

FAX
10-19-2010, 10:29 AM
Offer them a cold drink and give them a twenty or two (if you can afford it). Remember, they are probably burly and, after the delivery, they will know where you live.

FAX

Deberg_1990
10-19-2010, 11:11 AM
I always ask how long is this gonna take? Could u hurry it up and make it snappy.

vailpass
10-19-2010, 12:19 PM
Absolutely.
Food delivery guy $5
Safeway grocery delivery guy $10
Furniture/appliance, anyone carrying heavy stuff for me $10 each

DaneMcCloud
10-19-2010, 12:23 PM
I always tip movers, furniture and appliance delivery guys. They're providing a service and it's a nice way of saying thanks.

Hog Farmer
10-19-2010, 12:27 PM
I always tip movers, furniture and appliance delivery guys. They're providing a service and it's a nice way of saying thanks.

You're just giving your money away. They don't expect or deserve that.

I don't receive any tips when you eat a pork chop now do I.

Donger
10-19-2010, 12:29 PM
Yes, I tell them to hurry up. They're laborers. They are supposed to be laboring. That's what they get for not having an education.

DaneMcCloud
10-19-2010, 12:31 PM
You're just giving your money away. They don't expect or deserve that.


When delivery guys have to walk up 30 stairs just to reach my main living area, I think they deserve a tip. When they've delivered furniture to the top level of my home, it's 47 stairs from street level.

Having hauled plenty on my own from street level to my master bedroom, there's no way that I'd stiff someone.

pr_capone
10-19-2010, 12:44 PM
When delivery guys have to walk up 30 stairs just to reach my main living area, I think they deserve a tip. When they've delivered furniture to the top level of my home, it's 47 stairs from street level.

Having hauled plenty on my own from street level to my master bedroom, there's no way that I'd stiff someone.

Yeah... they took 47 steps from their truck to the laundry room with no stairs. lol

DaneMcCloud
10-19-2010, 12:47 PM
Yeah... they took 47 steps from their truck to the laundry room with no stairs. lol

I'd still flip them $10 bucks.

KCtotheSB
10-19-2010, 12:51 PM
I offer a bottled water or soda. That's it.

Rain Man
10-19-2010, 12:56 PM
If cash is tight you could possibly let them see your wife naked. I'm sure they'd appreciate that, too.

Hog Farmer
10-19-2010, 12:59 PM
If cash is tight you could possibly let them see your wife naked. I'm sure they'd appreciate that, too.

I tried that one time and they told me next time they just want cash!

sedated
10-19-2010, 12:59 PM
When delivery guys have to walk up 30 stairs just to reach my main living area, I think they deserve a tip. When they've delivered furniture to the top level of my home, it's 47 stairs from street level.

Having hauled plenty on my own from street level to my master bedroom, there's no way that I'd stiff someone.

they get a paycheck. they're "delivery guys" - its their job to deliver shit.

some situations are tougher than others, but that's been the case with every job I've ever had, and I don't expect a few extra bucks for taking on a tough task every now and then. it just makes me appreciate the easy ones.

Simply Red
10-19-2010, 01:00 PM
only if they do something special, like, take me out back, suck my dick.

pr_capone
10-19-2010, 01:03 PM
only if they do something special, like, take me out back, suck my dick.

ROFL

chiefsnorth
10-19-2010, 01:06 PM
Why the hell would you tip them? That's insane. Do you tip the checkout girl at target for bagging your stuff up?

Hog Farmer
10-19-2010, 01:07 PM
Why the hell would you tip them? That's insane. Do you tip the checkout girl at target for bagging your stuff up?

No. But sometimes I'll trade cash for their phone number.

pr_capone
10-19-2010, 01:07 PM
they get a paycheck. they're "delivery guys" - its their job to deliver shit.

some situations are tougher than others, but that's been the case with every job I've ever had, and I don't expect a few extra bucks for taking on a tough task every now and then. it just makes me appreciate the easy ones.

That was my mindset as well. If I had an abnormally large home that they had to traverse multiple sets of stairs and remove my old equipment through the same maze... then yeh, I'd be happy to chuck them a few bucks. They took 50 sets combined to bring the equipment into my home.

pr_capone
10-19-2010, 01:09 PM
Why the hell would you tip them? That's insane. Do you tip the checkout girl at target for bagging your stuff up?

I'm just checking on social norms... I'm not trying to go out of my way to part with money. I'd hate to stiff the guy if it were expected.

ILikeBigTiddys
10-19-2010, 02:17 PM
I tip

Tribal Warfare
10-19-2010, 02:21 PM
Okay the title of the thread sounds like the beginning of a porno that the "stars" are spreading their cheeks for sweet sweet love.

patteeu
10-19-2010, 02:44 PM
I'm just checking on social norms... I'm not trying to go out of my way to part with money. I'd hate to stiff the guy if it were expected.

If you look it up in a tipping etiquette book where they tell you to tip just about every person you come in contact with who doesn't own their own company, they'll tell you to tip the appliance delivery guy $5 or $10 per person. In practice, very few people do this and as a result (and as some of the former delivery people here have indicated), it isn't expected. If you don't tip your postal carrier, a group that etiquette advice columnists also recommend tipping, I wouldn't tip the delivery guy either.

BAtheBEAST
10-19-2010, 02:44 PM
Stars & Strikes! Branden Albert and Leonard Pope of the Chiefs are hosting a charity bowling event to benefit the Make-A-Wish-Foundation on Tuesday, November 2nd from 6-9 PM at Lucky Strikes Lane on Grand Boulevard. $20 cash includes your bowling and shoes. Bowl alongside Derrick Johnson, Brandon Flowers and other Chiefs all for a great cause!

DaneMcCloud
10-19-2010, 02:49 PM
If you look it up in a tipping etiquette book where they tell you to tip just about every person you come in contact with who doesn't own their own company, they'll tell you to tip the appliance delivery guy $5 or $10 per person. In practice, very few people do this and as a result (and as some of the former delivery people here have indicated), it isn't expected. If you don't tip your postal carrier, I wouldn't tip the delivery guy either.

I give my postal carrier a year end tip and give a bonus (generally double her weekly paycheck) to our housekeeper.

I probably over-tip bellman and room service waiters but it always leads to a pleasant experience. And if you ever rent a limo for the night, whether it's in Vegas or your hometown, tip the driver as soon as he arrives to pick you up. Your service will be amazing.

patteeu
10-19-2010, 03:14 PM
I give my postal carrier a year end tip and give a bonus (generally double her weekly paycheck) to our housekeeper.

I probably over-tip bellman and room service waiters but it always leads to a pleasant experience. And if you ever rent a limo for the night, whether it's in Vegas or your hometown, tip the driver as soon as he arrives to pick you up. Your service will be amazing.

I agree with all of that except the postal carrier part. I just don't understand tipping a postal carrier.

DaneMcCloud
10-19-2010, 03:17 PM
I agree with all of that except the postal carrier part. I just don't understand tipping a postal carrier.

I like my guy. He's very friendly and nice to my family. I chat with him usually once a week or so.

I've got a Fed Ex driver that's a totally cool dude as well. He always stops to chat and catch up. I even turned him onto Jackstack BBQ online, which he loved.

Rain Man
10-19-2010, 03:49 PM
Spammy spam spam spammity spammity spammity


I see no reason to tip Branden Albert and Leonard Pope. Maybe if they were 5-0, but not after two losses in a row.

Calcountry
10-19-2010, 03:53 PM
I generally tip any delivery person. It's just how I roll.

Pants
10-19-2010, 04:00 PM
Hells yeah, I tip them. I don't tip UPS/FedEx dudes because they're not really exerting their strength and their backs aren't getting destroyed. I moved a couple weeks ago and tipped the dudes $20 each for taking good care of my things and working their assess off for 3 hours. When dudes deliver my furniture I usually just tip them $10 each (for a decent lunch). I figure if I just spent $1200 on something, the extra $20 I give to the delivery dudes is just a drop in the bucket.

Demonpenz
10-19-2010, 04:27 PM
I used to work at a place that delivered appliances, the tip expected was about 15% but it wasn't the cool places to work, people who ordered our appliances were just trying to get away from their wives or work. I will be honest, many of the home appliances ruined lives, and we just ususally stood around bitching about the tipping. It isn't as glorified as they protray it on tv, but there is something magical sitting around opening a fridge with your friends on a friday.