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    Getting a fridge freezer delivered tomorrow – Do you tip the delivery guys?

    So, I'm having a FF delivered some time tomorrow, the company I went with is the only one I could find who would deliver up stairs (actually one other but at a £30 premium).

    The delivery will be a little tricky up a total of around 22 stairs from street level, round a bend low door frame ect. Delivery is included in the price of the FF but would you tip the delivery men? I'm not exactly flush atm, but is it the right thing to do?

    39 Comments

    Offer em a drink perhaps? but a tip would be generous.

    Delivery is included end of. The company you're buying from are paying them I wouldn't worry about it

    Banned

    If you can't afford it don't tip simple. (I wouldn't anyway, it's their job)

    I'm sure they don't expect it but I don't see them turning down a brew and a few biscuits. If you are feeling extravagent maybe offer them a bacon sarnie?

    DangerGod

    If you can't afford it don't tip simple. (I wouldn't anyway, it's their … If you can't afford it don't tip simple. (I wouldn't anyway, it's their job)



    Yeah but you can't really say that. It's the barmans/taxi drivers job but i bet you tip them.

    they get paid peanuts most of the time..we recently had a tesco delivery..the guys were so bad-dont know how i kept my doors on! needless to say no tip. I dont tip them-i dont feel comfortable to as a woman, but i always offer tea and bickies.

    I would tip as a pleasant gesture to say thankyou the inconvenience of the stairs etc.. beats paying £30!

    didnt tip mine

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    deek72

    Yeah but you can't really say that. It's the barmans/taxi drivers job but … Yeah but you can't really say that. It's the barmans/taxi drivers job but i bet you tip them.



    Don't tip any kind of service deek. Why should i

    Original Poster

    ok, cheers for the opinions, ill stick the kettle on when they turn up.

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    When they get it in, should say it's the wrong one

    fridge freezers are hardly heavy between two people, just thank them and usher them out the door

    tip em a fiver or so as long as they haven't damaged anything along the way.

    Banned

    They won't want to hang about on a Saturday, it will be in/out goodbye. Onto the next delivery. Tip won't cross their mind.

    No way they are paid for their job, would not tip

    Given a lot of places don't deliver up stairs as you say then i would probably think about giving them a tip in these circumstances.

    Do you want my advice?

    Cost
    Ya
    £10

    How about a box of roses, just a guesture to say ta

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    Do you tip?




    NO


    end of

    I don't understand why you've had so much bother getting a company to deliver up stairs. I've lived in flats almost all my life and never had a problem. Maybe it's a new thing. There are a hell of a lot of flats in the UK though so seems a bit daft.

    If you can't afford to tip, don't do it.

    I don't understand the amount of women who tip hairdressers BUT i tip the guy who delivers takeaway curry lol

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    no, they're doing it because it's their job and they get paid for it, if it was christmas i would consider it but it's not sooo..

    NO!

    id tip them £10 gets their lunch and saves you having to lug item up the stairs

    I would offer a decent tip. They'll probably decline it anyway.... oO

    offer a drink and some food etc - usually well appreciated

    Original Poster

    offered a cup of tea and a bacon sarnie, but they had to get off to wembley to do a few deliveries before the hoards started turning up.


    Hissy Miss

    I don't understand why you've had so much bother getting a company to … I don't understand why you've had so much bother getting a company to deliver up stairs. I've lived in flats almost all my life and never had a problem. Maybe it's a new thing. There are a hell of a lot of flats in the UK though so seems a bit daft.If you can't afford to tip, don't do it.



    when i was checking around, looking at the delivery t&cs, half were ground floor only and half were doorstep, then down to drivers discretion.

    anyway, all went well, 2 minute job in the end.

    deb8z

    I don't understand the amount of women who tip hairdressers BUT i tip the … I don't understand the amount of women who tip hairdressers BUT i tip the guy who delivers takeaway curry lol



    Doesnt everyone tip the delivery driver? Hairdresser always gets a tip. When I get my colour done I always tip £10, happily.

    bossyboots

    Doesnt everyone tip the delivery driver? Hairdresser always gets a tip. … Doesnt everyone tip the delivery driver? Hairdresser always gets a tip. When I get my colour done I always tip £10, happily.



    All they do is put a pizza into a bag and drive to your house hardly service lol and at the end of the day they applied for the job when they saw it advertised

    plumberman01

    they get paid peanuts most of the time..we recently had a tesco … they get paid peanuts most of the time..we recently had a tesco delivery..the guys were so bad-dont know how i kept my doors on! needless to say no tip. I dont tip them-i dont feel comfortable to as a woman, but i always offer tea and bickies.


    Tea and bickies now where do you live lol now we are talking haha

    numptyj

    All they do is put a pizza into a bag and drive to your house hardly … All they do is put a pizza into a bag and drive to your house hardly service lol and at the end of the day they applied for the job when they saw it advertised


    OMG you tip the hairdresser £10.00 i only tip the barber 50 pence
    Edited by: "TommyCooper" 16th Apr 2011

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    Why'd you tip the hairdresser? You are paying them to cut your hair, so no need to tip

    a tip is given for exceptional service..i dont tip taxi drivers unless theyre polite-my bro is a taxi driver but i would tip him if i had him him (and he wasnt my bro lol) as i know he is exceptional-kind and cheery and helpful. I also know most taxi drivers work hard for low pay at time of day most people dont want to work! Oh i know he took the job (he CHOSE it cos loves it) but many dont choose they just need a job and dont have the qualifications or education to get better. These days many educated people are couriers or delivery drivers. Do you know how much HERMES get paid? approx 45p per parcel-theyre self employed and use own vehicles.
    The guys delivering the fridge prob got £5 max.
    ok off me soapbox now lol

    BB i cant believe you tip £10 to your hairdresser oO mine gets 50p lol

    bossyboots

    Doesnt everyone tip the delivery driver? Hairdresser always gets a tip. … Doesnt everyone tip the delivery driver? Hairdresser always gets a tip. When I get my colour done I always tip £10, happily.




    Surprisingly most don't, when i was about 21 my boyfriend was working two jobs,his evening one was delivering pizza and hardly anybody tipped him,if anybody ever did it wasn't the people in the flash houses with bigs cars etc it was "ordinary" folk hehe
    Edited by: "Domthedonkey" 16th Apr 2011

    It's up to you really, personally i would not do it cos that is what they are paid to do.
    Starting to think this country is getting more like the US every year, was a shock to the system when i went there and you are expected to tip for most things.
    Go to a buffet and tip the waiter for getting you a drink, coach drivers for taking you to your destination and the thing is the Yanks aren't shy about asking for it either, having said that they are a hell of a lot more helpful and cheerful than us Brits.

    numptyj

    All they do is put a pizza into a bag and drive to your house hardly … All they do is put a pizza into a bag and drive to your house hardly service lol and at the end of the day they applied for the job when they saw it advertised



    Thought it was meant to be us Scots that are tight!!

    Plumberman - I only tip the £10 when I get my colour done as whole bill comes to about £80, been there ages and yes its crazy money!! Two of my friends pay way over £100 for their hair. One used to go to the local college and get it coloured for less than £20 but stopped going when something went wrong!

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    bossyboots

    Doesnt everyone tip the delivery driver? Hairdresser always gets a tip. … Doesnt everyone tip the delivery driver? Hairdresser always gets a tip. When I get my colour done I always tip £10, happily.


    yeah but to be fair, it must be one hard ass job getting rid of all the grey so they deserve a good tip (_;)

    Luke

    yeah but to be fair, it must be one hard ass job getting rid of all the … yeah but to be fair, it must be one hard ass job getting rid of all the grey so they deserve a good tip (_;)



    Absolutely X)

    I would offer them a cold drink or maybe a beer to take away, but thats it.. why offer tea and biscuits unless you want them to stay longer? I dunno, I wouldnt want them around but thats cos Im a girl!

    I don't bother tipping hairdresser anymore.. The last cut worked out at £1.25 per minute (15 min job, she rushed the lot to get to the next appointment) so I figured she could get knotted!

    Ive thought about buying the postie a box of chocs in the past (at christmas) as the both of them are really friendly and I hardly ever have to collect parcels etc as they leave in a safe place for me, saving me time and energy.

    I don't tip taxi's either.. Im probably a bit tight!
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