tipping the delivery guy?

Discussion in 'Food & Wine' started by JBeukema, Nov 22, 2010.

  1. JBeukema
    Offline

    JBeukema BANNED

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2009
    Messages:
    25,613
    Thanks Received:
    1,703
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    everywhere and nowhere
    Ratings:
    +1,705
    About what do y'all tip the delivery guy? I've no idea what's considered 'fair'
     
  2. strollingbones
    Offline

    strollingbones Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2008
    Messages:
    65,657
    Thanks Received:
    15,626
    Trophy Points:
    2,190
    Location:
    chicken farm
    Ratings:
    +31,971
    depends on what you ordered...how fast it got there....was it raining....did you get him smoked up...lots of variables....how far out did he have to drive etc..a couple of bucks is normally good....a joint to go is considered a nice tip..dank and keep the couple of bucks
     
  3. Missourian
    Offline

    Missourian Gold Member

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2008
    Messages:
    16,281
    Thanks Received:
    4,799
    Trophy Points:
    280
    Location:
    Missouri
    Ratings:
    +8,124
    I tip the delivery guy roughly 15%...$2 minimum.

    Two bucks on a $10-17 order.

    Three dollars on a $17-25 order.

    Maybe an extra buck if their really on the ball, super fast or it's fowl weather.
     
  4. goldcatt
    Offline

    goldcatt Catch me if you can! Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2009
    Messages:
    10,330
    Thanks Received:
    2,331
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    CentralPA
    Ratings:
    +2,331
    Depends how long it takes, the weather, size of the order, but unless it's really bad service I always tip at least 15% or $2, whichever is more. It helps make up for all the folks who stiff them. Or in this town, make prank orders and waste their time.
     
  5. JBeukema
    Offline

    JBeukema BANNED

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2009
    Messages:
    25,613
    Thanks Received:
    1,703
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    everywhere and nowhere
    Ratings:
    +1,705
    so $5 on a $25 is pretty good?
     
  6. iamwhatiseem
    Offline

    iamwhatiseem Gold Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2010
    Messages:
    14,822
    Thanks Received:
    3,114
    Trophy Points:
    260
    Location:
    Virginia
    Ratings:
    +6,101
    Hmm.
    Guess I have never thought of tipping a delivery person.
    I don't see them as a "tippable" person?

    If you order something from someone - nobody tips the myriad of people involved in everything it took to get it to your door - why tip the last person only?
    Would you consider writing a check with $5 added with a message "give this to the folks"?
     
  7. elvis
    Offline

    elvis BANNED Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2008
    Messages:
    25,882
    Thanks Received:
    4,303
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +4,303
    15 percent.
     
  8. Big Black Dog
    Offline

    Big Black Dog Gold Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2009
    Messages:
    22,914
    Thanks Received:
    5,109
    Trophy Points:
    260
    Ratings:
    +5,719
    I have some experience with this. Way back when I was going through my divorce, I was in the Navy. Times were pretty tough financially for me so I had an after work job delivering pizzas. I did this for over a year and I worked just about every night and on the weekends I was off. I must have delivered a million pizzas. Some people would tip pretty nicely. About half the people wouldn't tip at all. There was this one place that a guy lived and he always tipped very well. It was nothing to get a $10.00 tip from him. Once I asked him why he always tipped so much and he said, "When I order pizzia, I know there are some fights over who's going to deliver it and it's going to get to my house quickly and it will still be hot when it arrives." This guy was right. In that business, most of the regular delivery people know who they can expect a tip from and who's going to stiff you. I agree that tips should be based on good service. I've been on both sides of the fence when it comes to tipping. As a result, I am pretty much a heavy tipper. We go to the same resturants nearly all the time and the waiters all know the wife and I. We always get great service. I make it pretty standard to tip at least 25% to 35% of the bill. To me, good service is worth this and besides, maybe it's tough times for that wait person like I was going through once long ago.
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  9. RadiomanATL
    Offline

    RadiomanATL Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2009
    Messages:
    24,944
    Thanks Received:
    3,823
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Not here
    Ratings:
    +3,836

    I'll act as your tippage broker for a fee of $15 per month. Rates subject to change.
     
  10. JBeukema
    Offline

    JBeukema BANNED

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2009
    Messages:
    25,613
    Thanks Received:
    1,703
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    everywhere and nowhere
    Ratings:
    +1,705
    Sorry, but I only hand over money to attractive women and people brining me food and/or vodka
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1

Share This Page