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Old 09-07-2008, 05:37 PM   #1
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installation etiquette

sorry if this seems like a dumb question but are you supposed to tip the installer after getting something done
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Old 09-07-2008, 07:55 PM   #2
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no because you are paying them for the installation and paying for the parts.
you don't pay a waitress for giving you food. thats why you tip them.
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Old 09-08-2008, 12:51 PM   #3
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It depends on the situation.

If it's a last minute, no appointment thing, and the guy did a good job and accomodated you, then possibly yes. I am often very, very busy and cannot always make appointments. I usually pay full pop, no questions or sometimes a small bonus of 5%-15% if they accomodated me last minute or went above and beyond on the work. Just my way of saying thanks & showing that I value their time and effort. If it's just straight up in and out, no additional effort or convenience, just pay the bill and be done with it.
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Old 09-09-2008, 09:35 AM   #4
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Thanks guys
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Old 09-09-2008, 10:07 AM   #5
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No, never.

If you do, you're a sucker.
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Old 09-09-2008, 10:16 AM   #6
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^ but boots....

what if you are an 18 year old pregno that hangs out at timmmies cuz its close to home....??
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Old 09-09-2008, 10:24 AM   #7
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^ but boots....

what if you are an 18 year old pregno that hangs out at timmmies cuz its close to home....??
She's a sucker too.



actually, if she WAS a sucker, she wouldn't be in the position she's in now.
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Old 09-09-2008, 10:26 AM   #8
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the guy makes money at his shop rate. i would never tip him. boots is right. only a sucker would tip.
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Old 09-09-2008, 10:33 AM   #9
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She's a sucker too.



actually, if she WAS a sucker, she wouldn't be in the position she's in now.


actually, you are 100% right.... if she was a sucker, then she'd just be 18 yrs old trying to figure out what's the difference between good and best....

gulp!
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Old 09-09-2008, 10:44 AM   #10
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It all depends on the circumstances.

If you deal with a company who is charging you $80-$100 an hour and paying the installers a measly $15 an hour, then I would tip the installer if he did a good job. If paying the installer directly, than maybe not.

I just installed the Viper 5701, an amazing piece of equipment, and ran new wires for my HU, speakers and sub in my Euro e30. It takes time to do a good job, I solder and shrink tube every connection.

Cost $$ to do a good job but some people offer cheap hack jobs that results in trouble after.

Here are a few pics and ideas for a rear deck refinish and 6X9 speaker upgrade tips. http://bmw.turboready.com/phpbb2/vie...hp?p=1690#1690
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Old 12-14-2008, 09:31 PM   #11
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in my opinion it depends, if its a small shop, and the guy does a really great shop and seems like a nice person i will. ive left the guys at rmp tips, aswell as M-tricks. They are good guys charge very reasonable prices and do great work. I guess it's my way of saying thank you for taking the extra time and doing it right.
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Old 12-14-2008, 11:10 PM   #12
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Feel the need to find a 3 month old thread and bump it?
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Old 01-20-2009, 09:09 PM   #13
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Well if its with the guy whom you often go to for your car stuff... and also if he is very accommodating then yea I usually tip
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