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Old 09-09-2015, 12:23 PM   #1
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Tipping delivery person

I am going to get the 21 foot delivered to my home in a few days. Is it customary to tip the delivery man? If so, how much?
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Old 09-09-2015, 01:09 PM   #2
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I don't know if it's customary, but I gave him $50 in Canadian (he's from Canada). I had it left over from a trip up there and he didn't act like it was out of the ordinary to tip him. If you get the same driver as I did, he's a character and did a great job.
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Old 09-09-2015, 02:12 PM   #3
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I guess if you tip all delivery drivers (UPS, FedEx, etc.) then this should be no exception.
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This is nothing like tipping a general delivery driver. The guy has a very expensive piece of equipment to unload and, in my case, it wasn't an easy job, as the ground wasn't level. I don't have a problem being generous with people who help me, especially with a once in a lifetime delivery. Your analogy is seriously flawed.
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I did, $50 sounds about right. Tipping is an individual thing, depends what's customary for you. And yes, I do tip delivery folks, furniture and such, Fed-ex, no.
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Tipping delivery person

As long as it's not 10 or 15 percent of value.

You are after all paying quite a premium for delivery. I would think either a $50 tip or a nice gift would be appropriate for delivering it unscathed.
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Old 09-09-2015, 02:40 PM   #7
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This is nothing like tipping a general delivery driver. The guy has a very expensive piece of equipment to unload and, in my case, it wasn't an easy job, as the ground wasn't level. I don't have a problem being generous with people who help me, especially with a once in a lifetime delivery. Your analogy is seriously flawed.
Seriously flawed??
Interstate truck drivers have a hard job. We all work hard. We should all be tipped.
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Seriously flawed??
Interstate truck drivers have a hard job. We all work hard. We should all be tipped.
Beware the tipper:

My wife and I had a chance to visit our daughter and son-in-law in Australia about 10 years ago. They were working there for just a year. We took the chance and had an excellent trip. Unknown to us, Australia has a no-tip attitude. We went out and had an excellent pizza. I tried to tip the waiter and got the response, "What's this for mate?"

Australia also has no pennies. They round to the nickel. That makes a lot of sense.
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Australia also has no pennies. They round to the nickel. That makes a lot of sense.
It is the same here in Canada. I was SOOOOO happy when they dumped the penny.
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Interstate truck drivers have a hard job. We all work hard. We should all be tipped.
OK, I get it. You're wishing everyone were treated like you get treated. If you were to deliver an Escape to my house, I would give you a good tip regardless.
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