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      10-29-2010, 02:26 PM   #1
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Tip the SA?

I'm picking up my car from the dealer, but I just thought, "am I suppose to tip him?" My car is stock and went in for service.
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      10-29-2010, 02:27 PM   #2
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I never have ... and have never thought about it FWIW.
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      10-29-2010, 02:30 PM   #3
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I think they're not allowed to accept them.
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      10-29-2010, 02:31 PM   #4
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have not tipped them. however, i did once brought a bottle of win for his professionalism and --honesty--.
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      10-29-2010, 02:39 PM   #6
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      10-29-2010, 03:59 PM   #7
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have not tipped them. however, i did once brought a bottle of win for his professionalism and --honesty--.
i want a bottle of win!
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      10-29-2010, 04:07 PM   #8
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i want a bottle of win!
haha. good catch!
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i want a bottle of win!
Doesnt everyone get one when they buy an M3
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      10-29-2010, 07:00 PM   #10
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I think they're not allowed to accept them.
This is funny. Just like the mail carrier who isn't supposed to accept a tip at Christmas time. I've never had a tip refused/returned yet.
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      10-29-2010, 07:28 PM   #11
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ill bring them a bag of shit
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      10-29-2010, 09:28 PM   #12
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i would tip the guy who touches my car, the tech...not the SA.
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why tip someone for doing the job that theyre getting paid to do and supposed to be doing? save your tip for the stripper.
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I actually tip mine a $10 or a $20 sometimes. It works out for preferential loaner car treatment, free top offs, pushing the car through quicker, etc in my experience.

But you definitely dont have to. Just if you think the person goes above and beyond the call of duty.
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why tip someone for doing the job that theyre getting paid to do and supposed to be doing? save your tip for the stripper.
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      10-30-2010, 01:26 AM   #16
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I actually tip mine a $10 or a $20 sometimes. It works out for preferential loaner car treatment, free top offs, pushing the car through quicker, etc in my experience.

But you definitely dont have to. Just if you think the person goes above and beyond the call of duty.
Same thing they also tend to throw in little bits that would have prob cost me more than the tip itself. Maybe just South Florida
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      10-30-2010, 01:47 AM   #17
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Got my SA a bottle of wine for saving my ass BIGTIME.
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      10-30-2010, 01:58 AM   #18
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I do. It pays off in the long run, especially because I'm modded.
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      10-30-2010, 02:46 AM   #19
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No on the cash, yes on a bottle of something once a year during the holidays (like some Scotch or Champagne).

They're supposed to perform their job to the utmost and I feel a little $5, $10 or $20 tip would be insulting. A bottle on the other hand, shows you actually thought of them and went out of your way to give them something that shows them you appreciate their efforts and care.
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      10-30-2010, 04:25 AM   #20
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why tip someone for doing the job that theyre getting paid to do and supposed to be doing?
This. I will NEVER tip someone for doing the job they applied for and get paid for.
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      11-19-2011, 01:30 PM   #21
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This is the strange thing for me - we have been to America twice for vacation and it seems that everyone in the US expects a tip.

I fully agree with some of the other comments, why tip someone if they are paid to do their job? Its not like they are doing you a favour, its their job.

In South Africa we usually only tip waiters.
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No chance at a dealer.

Now I will concede that at an indy shop if they do good timely work and the quote comes out to say 180 I will just pay them 200. This typically gets me better service in the future.

The only reason I do it is to make things easier for me in the future.
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