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Old 05-24-2018, 09:16 PM   #3126
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Re: Tipping

Anytime El D and Rapini agree on a tipping scenario, the thing they are agreeing on is clearly correct and there's not really any other valid argument.
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Old 05-24-2018, 09:59 PM   #3127
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That's not an insane point by any means, but Groupon tells you that you're expected to tip on the pre-discount amount. I've seen no such instruction for promotions.
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Old 05-24-2018, 10:03 PM   #3128
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Are you saying you tipped over 100%?
Or 22%?
The latter.

I tend to tip larger percentages at low end places, like iHop or Waffle House. Just went to a local breakfast place and left $20 on a bill of $11.30.
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Old 05-24-2018, 10:06 PM   #3129
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It's right there in the part you bolded; he said decent, not "extremely generous".

Besides, it is generous, given how horribly overpriced LV strip food is. $32 probably got him a chicken entree and some potstickers. I would have left $5.
You're exactly right.

I actually like PF Chang's, but I think it's overpriced.
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Old 05-24-2018, 10:07 PM   #3130
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The latter.

I tend to tip larger percentages at low end places, like iHop or Waffle House. Just went to a local breakfast place and left $20 on a bill of $11.30.
That is normal. Making up for others.
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Old 05-24-2018, 10:13 PM   #3131
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Re: Tipping

Last time I used a Groupon was at a pizza joint that I knew had taken quite a few groupons in the past month and normally staff has to work harder for smaller tips during this time(maybe they make it up on volume?)

I asked the waitress ahead of time in a fun sort of way
"You arent going to give me worse service for using this are you?"

She replied
"So long as you tip on full amount"

Okay fair enough, service was probably better once we got that out the way.
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Old 05-24-2018, 10:15 PM   #3132
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But if your reasoning is because it’s the same effort, then how do you account for tipping differently in those situations I outlined where the $23 burger plus two sodas person tips $5 and the $90 steak plus two wines person tips $18 for the same effort? Why does that apply to happy hour but not this?

My point is that things cost different amounts, and it’s not the patron’s responsibility to worry about how/why the restaurant is pricing something. You order stuff at whatever price they charge and tip on it. I consider it different when the patron uses something to reduce the price of their bill.
You're giving too much attention to the "same effort" comment; that's more along the lines of "tip prices should be fixed" (not really a bad idea, imo), and probably a discussion for a different 3K post thread.

The point was that you think the tip on a discounted bill should be different based on the reason you're getting the discount, which doesn't make sense to me.
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Old 05-24-2018, 10:53 PM   #3133
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Re: Tipping

It is a fundamental difference in price reduction though.

Say crab is in season and there is a bumper crop, so the restaurant gets it at a great price for a few weeks. They lower the price of the entree accordingly in order to get more people to order it.
By your logic, you should tip based on the old, more expensive price.
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Old 05-24-2018, 11:09 PM   #3134
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Guy,

Yeah, it’s different imo if the restaurant says “everyone gets stuff at this price now” vs someone using something individual to them.

Edit: what cs3 said
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Old 05-24-2018, 11:22 PM   #3135
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Last time I used a Groupon was at a pizza joint that I knew had taken quite a few groupons in the past month and normally staff has to work harder for smaller tips during this time(maybe they make it up on volume?)

I asked the waitress ahead of time in a fun sort of way
"You arent going to give me worse service for using this are you?"

She replied
"So long as you tip on full amount"

Okay fair enough, service was probably better once we got that out the way.
I don't understand why you would say something douchey and passive aggressive like that. There is no way a server would want to give you better service after saying that.
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Old 05-24-2018, 11:59 PM   #3136
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I don't understand why you would say something douchey and passive aggressive like that. There is no way a server would want to give you better service after saying that.
Classic 2+2 , not even there and understood the tone that I used
on that night. Yep must have been douchey and passive aggressive and she probably spit in my food too,at least I couldnt tell haha.

She thought it was funny
and as I mentioned service was great.

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Old Yesterday, 01:50 AM   #3137
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Old Yesterday, 01:57 AM   #3138
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Good Lord. This **** isn't that complicated. And lol @ using coupons at a restaurant.
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Old Yesterday, 08:20 AM   #3139
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"instructions"
I knew you were an ******* from your previous posts, but now I also know you're braindead.
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Old Yesterday, 08:23 AM   #3140
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I don't understand why you would say something douchey and passive aggressive like that. There is no way a server would want to give you better service after saying that.
I think your point would have been better taken if you'd have recognized that it didn't necessarily have to be douchey/passive aggressive in order to be a bad idea. The important point is there's no upside to saying what he said.
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Old Yesterday, 09:42 AM   #3141
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Classic 2+2 , not even there and understood the tone that I used
on that night. Yep must have been douchey and passive aggressive and she probably spit in my food too,at least I couldnt tell haha.

She thought it was funny
and as I mentioned service was great.
Nah, I took it as someone on the spectrum attempting to flirt with the server.
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Old Yesterday, 05:44 PM   #3142
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I knew you were an ******* from your previous posts, but now I also know you're braindead.
Seems like an overreaction
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Old Yesterday, 09:40 PM   #3143
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Re: Tipping

apple - Not really. BtM is basically DoctorZangief but without any of DZ's redeeming qualities and zero chance of improvement.

magking - she didn't think it was funny. She thought it was douchey. Which it was. She has to pretend to think it's funny because her income is dependent on not irritating you. krunic's is not, which is why he is able to be honest with you and instruct you not to behave that way.

+1 on ED & Rapini's explanation of patron reductions vs establishment reductions in price and how to tip accordingly.

+1 on cs3's note about ED & Rapini agreeing on tipping = it's probably right, except expand that to everything, not just tipping.
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Old Today, 07:03 AM   #3144
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This thread is eye opening. I always assumed I was an average tipper, apparently I'm super generous.

Exception: I will never tip that dude in Vegas who opens the cab door.

"Where you headed"

"Airport"

"Airport"

"Airport?"

"Airport"
That guy is beyond useless
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