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Old 01-08-2005, 12:11:03 PM
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Is it customary to tip the forklift guy at swap meets or engine shows when he loads a recently purchased engine? If so, how much? Or would this be an insult as it is a service from the sponsors? Just wondering.
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Old 01-08-2005, 12:31:01 PM
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At the Tulare swap meet this past fall, I was told by another attendee that it was expected. When the driver loaded a large old Meyers pump jack for me, I found that the smallest thing I had left in my wallet was a $10 bill. What could I do? I handed it to him - he didn't offer me any "change" and I didn't ask. Oy.
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I know at the big shows like Portland they have a few different guys running around with lifts and they are always busy and usually several people waiting on them and it is just known to tip them. plus the better you tip the better service you get and they make sure they get to you faster. Depending on how many pieces they have to move or how long it takes to move it depends on much to tip. At Portland alot of times they have to carry engines along ways and takes alot of time. By tipping it helps pay for fuel and maintance and for the guys time. Plus look at how much trouble it would be to get your engine without them and how much work they save you.

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The way is see it 10 bucks is definately cheaper than a trip to the hospital and a lifetime of back troubles. I have many friends who have had back problems and failed surgeries to fix them. I would say I am careful but I would not be telling the truth I am somewhat giddy at the purchase of new old iron

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At Lesure swap meet in the spring most of the haulers charge between $2-5 do you still tip above their posted price??
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Thats up to you!Im sure they wouldnt complain! BobRR
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