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Tipping a "moving guy"

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Moving in a week and a half.. I'm loading the truck myself and driving it to the new place, but the new place is on the second floor. There is an elevator, but it's not big and with a bad back, I don't need to be maneuvering furniture in and out and down the fairly long walk from the elevator to the condo (maybe 30-40 yards or so.) Craigslist has moving help ads all over the place - a 2-man crew for 2 hours with all the dollies, etc runs $90. To me, this seems like a no-brainer to not have to deal with unloading. I wanted to pay 2 guys with a truck to come load the place too, it would have only cost about $100 more than renting the truck and paying the unloading guys but my wife looked at me like a lazy POS, so I agreed on this.

I've done 8 moves in the past 15 years and have never used professional help. What's a standard amount to tip these two guys after they're done? I have them for two hours, but doubt it will take more than 60-90 minutes.

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Moving in a week and a half.. I'm loading the truck myself and driving it to the new place, but the new place is on the second floor. There is an elevator, but it's not big and with a bad back, I don't need to be maneuvering furniture in and out and down the fairly long walk from the elevator to the condo (maybe 30-40 yards or so.) Craigslist has moving help ads all over the place - a 2-man crew for 2 hours with all the dollies, etc runs $90. To me, this seems like a no-brainer to not have to deal with unloading. I wanted to pay 2 guys with a truck to come load the place too, it would have only cost about $100 more than renting the truck and paying the unloading guys but my wife looked at me like a lazy POS, so I agreed on this.I've done 8 moves in the past 15 years and have never used professional help. What's a standard amount to tip these two guys after they're done? I have them for two hours, but doubt it will take more than 60-90 minutes.

If they get it done quickly and do a good job and are helpful, $20 each is what I'd probably do. $90 for that is pretty cheap, so I wouldn't mind springing for their lunch too.

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At least 20-25 each, but give it to them before they start so they are careful.

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At least 20-25 each, but give it to them before they start so they are careful.

I would drop $25 for each before and after the move.

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Beer and lunch

ETA: Have a cooler full of beer and soda for them when they get there and tell them you will order lunch for them. That should be motivation enough for them not to destroy your stuff. If they do a great job, $20 each will be more than appreciated when they are done.

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Beer and lunch

ETA: Have a cooler full of beer and soda for them when they get there and tell them you will order lunch for them. That should be motivation enough for them not to destroy your stuff. If they do a great job, $20 each will be more than appreciated when they are done.

Probably best to withhold the beer until after moving all his stuff around.

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90 for that sounds so cheap I would be worried it was scammers eyeing your stuff for later.

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$20/man and some water/food. Though the movers I had last summer never ate any of the sandwiches I got...but they did drink lots of the water.

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I wouldn't tip them anything for that.

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Had 2 movers both loading and unloading when I moved from VA to OH last year (Uhauled it myself). It was also about $100 for 2 hours for 2 of them. Gave the loaders $20 tip as they did a great job making sure everything would fit in the truck. Gave the unloaders $10.

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I was taught that you don't tip owners. So you tip a waitress because she doesn't own the place. You tip a cab driver because he's got to share his fare. You tip the delivery person.

It makes sense to tip a moving person at a company; they only get a fraction of the money you pay, and they're obviously doing the manual labor. But a person on craigslist? That's not a business. He's getting 100% of what you give him, he's not splitting it with anyone. He charges whatever rate he wants to charge. If he does good work, you will refer him, which is more valuable than a tip.

If it was a mover at a professional company, I'd probably tip between 10 and 20%, depending on the size of the move (If it cost 1K, I'd probably give about $100. If it cost 200 bucks, I think $40 is appropriate.)

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I'd buy each of them a car.

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I do an original painting of each of them moving my stuff and give it to them.

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I do an original painting of each of them moving my stuff and give it to them.

:lmao:

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Yeah, this is a very cheap move. They're def not insured so be careful. I'd give them $50 (25 each) if they did a good job.

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I was taught that you don't tip owners. So you tip a waitress because she doesn't own the place. You tip a cab driver because he's got to share his fare. You tip the delivery person.

It makes sense to tip a moving person at a company; they only get a fraction of the money you pay, and they're obviously doing the manual labor. But a person on craigslist? That's not a business. He's getting 100% of what you give him, he's not splitting it with anyone. He charges whatever rate he wants to charge. If he does good work, you will refer him, which is more valuable than a tip.

If it was a mover at a professional company, I'd probably tip between 10 and 20%, depending on the size of the move (If it cost 1K, I'd probably give about $100. If it cost 200 bucks, I think $40 is appropriate.)

That's not the reason you tip a waitress.

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At least 20-25 each, but give it to them before they start so they are careful.

I would drop $25 for each before and after the move.
So you would tip over 100% on the original price for a couple of guys who own their side business??

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I'd buy each of them a car.

But wait until they are done with the move or they might just drive off with them.

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I just moved last Friday and I asked them. They said $20- per guy was normal.

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I wanted to pay 2 guys with a truck to come load the place too, it would have only cost about $100 more than renting the truck and paying the unloading guys but my wife looked at me like a lazy POS, so I agreed on this.

Your wife is going to help you load, right?

Give her the heavy end of everything and you won't see that look the next time.

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Some of those guys are big. If you want to tip them, make sure you push really hard.

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I wanted to pay 2 guys with a truck to come load the place too, it would have only cost about $100 more than renting the truck and paying the unloading guys but my wife looked at me like a lazy POS, so I agreed on this.

Your wife is going to help you load, right?

Give her the heavy end of everything and you won't see that look the next time.

She will. She's a f$%^ing machine. Weighs 116 pounds and carries stuff like a man, she's like having an extra guy there. I don't know how she does it, she's not ripped or anything. Must be retard strength. It would explain why she married me.

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I'm thinking $20 each might be the general consensus here. Unless, of course, they break something, then they're not getting squat.

I think some of the ads I saw on Craigslist were insured, not sure if these guys are or not. I should probably look into that a little further.

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I think I did 20 bucks a piece and also bought them gatorades. They moved me like 180 miles and didn't break anything so I was very satisfied. I actually asked them after giving them the twenty if that was a common tip and they said it's a good tip (which I took to mean on the higher end of the normal range).

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Tipped three guys $60 each. I also lift.

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