Tip Furniture Delivery?

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dustinst22
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Tip Furniture Delivery?

Post by dustinst22 » Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:35 pm

Receiving a Costco furniture delivery today. Customary to tip? How much?

delamer
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Re: Tip Furniture Delivery?

Post by delamer » Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:43 pm

I always do.

Either $5 or $10 per delivery guy, depending on what they have to carry (and to where in the house) plus whether they have to do any setup.

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mhc
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Re: Tip Furniture Delivery?

Post by mhc » Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:59 pm

At a minimum I offer them a drink (bottled water, soda). If they do a really good job and are there a while, I would tip $10-$20, enough to buy lunch.

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Post by Church Lady » Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:05 pm

Generally, no. However, if I ask them to do something unusual (for example, it is supposed to be a curbside delivery, but I persuade them to carry it inside/upstairs), I tip.
He that loveth silver shall not be satisfied with silver; nor he that loveth abundance with increase: this is also vanity. Ecclesiastes 1:8

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Re: Tip Furniture Delivery?

Post by Housedoc » Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:50 pm

Check outside for trash left behind before tipping. I tipped 2 guys and gave them drinks. Only to find trash and labels left in drive and yard. Soured me on the tip idea for just doing a job. Gotta be way over expectations.

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Re: Tip Furniture Delivery?

Post by RickBoglehead » Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:45 pm

No, unless above and beyond.

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Watty
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Re: Tip Furniture Delivery?

Post by Watty » Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:53 pm

Tipping seems to vary a lot by region and seems to be more common in the Northeast.

In the places where have lived I would not tip unless they were doing something unusual like they were taking heavy furniture up to the third floor or assembling something that took several hours.

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Re: Tip Furniture Delivery?

Post by serbeer » Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:28 pm

I do if furniture was heavy and required assembly. Usually $10 per person.

If does not require assembly, $5, like when snowblower was delivered and guy put the crate into garage.

But recently, we ordered sectional, and when it was unpacked and assembled, we did not like how it looked on the floor. So refused the delivery and had them take it back. Gave $20 tip to each of the two guys that time for the trouble, they actually left happy.

Another time, they brought two sectionals and a chair and it had electric recliners, etc, took nearly 3 hours, had to assemble it all and weather was hot too. Gave $20 tip each again, they left very happy too.

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Re: Tip Furniture Delivery?

Post by michaeljc70 » Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:54 pm

Generally, no. If there was a promotion and I got free delivery, then probably. I actually rented a van a few months ago from Home Depot for $20 to go pick up a sofa as the store wanted $200 to deliver it 9 blocks from the pickup location . If they charge $200, I see no need to tip.

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Re: Tip Furniture Delivery?

Post by megabad » Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:02 pm

dustinst22 wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:35 pm
Receiving a Costco furniture delivery today. Customary to tip? How much?
Most of the time, no for me.

Exceptions:
1) They had to move an existing furniture piece out of the way and into the garage. $20 for the both of them.
2) I wanted them to take the existing furniture and make it disappear. No questions. $100.
3) They were dealing with...someone...who insisted on micromanaging the placement of a very heavy piece (solid wood as tall as me) for about 30 mins. $10 each and an apology.

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Re: Tip Furniture Delivery?

Post by Scrapr » Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:05 pm

i borrowed a van & picked up a sofa recliner. Then drove it 3 hours to our home. Warehouse guys got it in the van. But i could not get it out & in the house & then into the room. So I went across the street and offered a couple landscapers $100 to get it into the room. They were delighted for about 15-20 minutes of work.

I am pretty resourceful about moving furniture but this was beyond me. Payment for services rendered

I used to deliver furniture while working through college. We very rarely got cash. But that was a long time ago before the tipping culture took over

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Re: Tip Furniture Delivery?

Post by LarryAllen » Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:17 pm

I generally give them $5-10 for normal service. Anything extra then $20.

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Re: Tip Furniture Delivery?

Post by stan1 » Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:29 pm

$10 per guy. It's hard work I don't want to do myself & appreciate their presence.

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