Does one tip their installers and if so, how much?
When I had my TV delivered I tiped the driver $40. When I had Dish installed even though it was a terrrible job, I gave em $20.
Diver said:We have a couple small migrant camps in my area. At one of them, I set up 5 DISH Network systems one day. After I was finnished, the people all got together cooked up one hell of a meal and "made me stay". Man that was the best food I ever ate and the only kind of tip I would ever want.
LOBO2999 said:I offer Bottle water or Soda an I have offered food but no money I was to;d by my installer they get $60 an hour don't know if its true or not.
I think a $20 tip on an $800 (at the time) system is reasonable. I also tipped $5 each time my receiver was swapped. (another $15). I think anyone who comes into your home and is not self-employed should be tipped.
1080iWannabe said:As I posted in my install story, my installer brought an attache case containing all his paperwork. He left it open in a conspicuous place in our living room with a pocket folder showing the word "TIPS" in big bold letters with a few dead presidents folded up in there! Not too subtle! The installers did a very neat job, but only what I would consider a "normal install". I considered the extra $125 I paid [for high-ladder and crawling under the house] as their TIP, so I wasn't about to shove more cash into that pocket.
plyall said:I'm bracing for the sticks and stones, but I gave my two guys $50 and a case of beer to split between them. I considered it a very worthwhile investment - they did a great job, couldn't have been nicer, and I was their last gig of the day.