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Old 02-01-2016, 10:23 AM   #1
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How much to tip for factory delivery?

How much of a tip is fair for someone delivering (via towing) a new Scamp from Backus, Minnesota (SCAMP) to New Hampshire?
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Old 02-01-2016, 10:38 AM   #2
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I always believe the tip should reflect the service provided, or in some cases not provided. If it arrives on time, if they kept you informed, and it is clean as a new Scamp just off the line. $50.00 sounds fair, that said it's your girl and your dance.
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Old 02-01-2016, 10:44 AM   #3
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Don't know about how much to tip, but glad to see another Scamp coming to this neck of the woods.
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Old 02-01-2016, 11:01 AM   #4
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Yassah! Where do you hail from? I'm from Nashua!
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Old 02-01-2016, 07:06 PM   #5
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That sounds about right! Thanks!
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Old 02-02-2016, 10:12 AM   #6
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I'll play "Devil's Advocate" here.

Remember that in THIS situation of trailer delivery the driver/delivery person is being fully compensated for his work and is NOT working for reduced wage as is the case in the food service industry.

Therefore my question?


Why do we Americans ALWAYS feel so compelled to give a "Tip" to someone who is performing a service for our benefit for which they were hired to properly & safely perform AND are being fully compensated as agreed for performing this service?
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Old 02-02-2016, 10:23 AM   #7
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Why would you want to tip a delivery person, you don't tip a UPS or Fedx driver and if you have paid for a truck delivery to your door you don't tip, when you pay extra for delivery I would think no tip required.
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Old 02-02-2016, 10:57 AM   #8
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Remember, waiters/waitresses' pay is based (with varying restaurants) on their "tips".

I would not pay ONE penny to the person delivering my trailer! You pay enough to the factory for the trailer/delivery. The driver agrees to work/deliver for a given amount. Doesnt make sense at all to me, but that's just my opinion.
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Old 02-02-2016, 11:04 AM   #9
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The tip, Buy low, sell high.
That is more than enough for someone that got paid a deacent wage
for doing their job.
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Old 02-02-2016, 11:07 AM   #10
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The tip, Buy low, sell high.
That is more than enough for someone that got paid a deacent wage
for doing their job.
You think?
A decent wage?
I expect these drivers are working for less than minimum wage after buying a truck, insurance, maintenance, fuel, accommodations and food.
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You think?
A decent wage?
I expect these drivers are working for less than minimum wage after buying a truck, insurance, maintenance, fuel, accommodations and food.
That's their problem!

You can't fix STUPID if that is truly the situation.
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I wasn't saying you should tip or not.
You could kick them in the shins when they arrive, if it makes you feel better about yourself.
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Old 02-02-2016, 11:19 AM   #13
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Years ago, as I was getting started, I saw no reason to tip for services, for some of the reasons given above.
I'm far from wealthy now, in retirement, but I do have ample discretionary funds and get some pleasure out of sharing small amounts with people who provide me with good service, doing honest work to get ahead.
And $50 for a $20k trailer is less than one quarter of one percent. Small cost to brighten someone's day.

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It is never a bad thing to show appreciation. It can make a difference in some ones day and possibly their life and you never know when you will need them again.
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I had not previously given the topic any thought, but a tip or kick in the shins might be called for in your situation. I would consider the service and if I felt they went above and beyond would happily tip, if not, not.


Many years ago myself, my wife and new baby daughter flew out on Christmas Eve to visit my Dad. Of course our luggage got misdirected, and was driven out (35 miles) to us the next day (Christmas). I tipped the guy town bucks. My Dad said: "I would not have given the SOB anything"! I said "Dad, he did not loose our luggage, but he did bring it on Christmas day". Now in retrospect I suppose he was well paid at time-and-a-half or double-time for the holiday, but I was pleased to tip the man nonetheless.


If I ever get a new egg delivered I will at least ask the fellow if he would like a Coke or if he needed to use the facilities before he got back on the road.
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Old 02-02-2016, 12:24 PM   #16
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How much of a tip is fair for someone delivering (via towing) a new Scamp from Backus, Minnesota (SCAMP) to New Hampshire?
Who is doing the towing, and who is paying them?
If the cost was added to your payment to SCAMP, then they are responsible for paying the driver.

No tip
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Old 02-02-2016, 02:22 PM   #17
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I agree with Walt

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I'm far from wealthy now, in retirement, but I do have ample discretionary funds and get some pleasure out of sharing small amounts with people who provide me with good service, doing honest work to get ahead.
And $50 for a $20k trailer is less than one quarter of one percent. Small cost to brighten someone's day.

Walt
If you can spare $50 or $100 and the driver did a good job, why not make his or her day a bit better.
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Old 02-02-2016, 03:06 PM   #18
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If the person does a good job, is courteous and provides a professional service a small financial thank you is never wasted. Lot of companies will place more emphasis on fast service than good. After all they won't deliver a bunch of trailers to you so get there, drop it and see ya bye. Or they can put the camper where you wish, give you time to inspect and answer any questions you might have. The second guy collects the same paycheck as the first possibly a little less due to getting fewer runs over time.


Rewarding good service like mercy blesses the giver and the receiver. And last I checked I don't get to take my money with me when I go.
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I always suspect they are making a decent wage or they would be doing something else.

If they start a business and can't figure out what to charge to make a living then they shouldn't be in business to start with.
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Yassah! Where do you hail from? I'm from Nashua!
Central VT, between White River Junction and Killington.
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