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    Tractor gets delivered tomorrow morning! Quick ettiquite question...

    Do you normally give the delivery driver a tip or anything? It seems like I should for something this large, but I don't know what is normally done.

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    Our delivery guy is one of the parts guys at the shop so I don't tip. He also doesn't get in any hurry and is happy to be out from behind the counter.
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    If the guy does good by you, tips are always good. IMO
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    Tractor gets delivered tomorrow morning! Quick ettiquite question...

    You don't have to, but if he's really great it can't hurt. I've delivered lots of equipment and never been tipped. It's just part of the job. Don't feel obligated.
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    The dealership owner delivered mine. So I didn't see any need to tip. After all he profitted from the sale.
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    Salesman himself delivered mine - no tip.
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    Interesting responses. The last time something got delivered it was one of the service guys that dropped it off but I didn't even think it would be the sales guy. That would actually make sense since there's paperwork to sign for financing and whatnot.

    Guess I'll have a few bucks one me just in case, but play it by ear depending on who actually shows up.

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    The guy who delivered mine went over all the tractor functions and important filter/fluid locations. Think it took him about 15 minutes after unloading. I gave him a $10 bill and told him to have lunch on me. I wouldn't have tipped if he were the salesman or owner as others mentioned.
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    when someone makes a major delivery to the house, gets it off the truck/trailer & puts it right where I want it, I always tip - especially if they are prompt and efficient.
    $5-10 in the palm with a "Lunch is on me, pal!" means that I will get great service next time and put a smile on his face for the rest of the day. People who work with the public rarely get thanked for all they put up with, and ten bucks added to a 20K purchase is nothing, but the benefits of treating people right are priceless.
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    One important thing to look for at delivery is having the person go over the machine with you. I've seen many posts here where the tractor and attachments were just dropped off to someone new to tractors. They in turn have to come to a forum like this to find the ins and outs of operating the tractor along with how to attach and use the implements.

    That is why the salesman did deliveries when my dealer was still there. Even though I knew tractors well from using them all my life I listened and watched. A good delivery will include a good 1/2 hour or more with them showing you the basics of operation and installing/removing attachments.

    Make yourself a list of questions. If the delivery person doesn't offer to show you this stuff, ask them to.
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