(Closed) Transportation-vendors including 20% service fee = no tip?

posted 8 years ago in Money
  • poll: tip or no tip?
    Yes : (4 votes)
    20 %
    No...hell no. : (16 votes)
    80 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    436 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    We didn’t tip the limo driver for our bachelorette party.  The limo rental also included a service fee.  The driver spent a lot of time backing out of the parking lot and got lost a few times, so I didn’t feel like I needed to give him a tip outisde the regular fee. 

    Post # 4
    Member
    5823 posts
    Bee Keeper

    The service fee is in fact the gratuity.  You don’t need to tip, they have included it in the pricing!

    Post # 5
    Member
    8353 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2011

    We wiil not be tipping any vendor that includes the gratuity with their quote. The gratuity is more than enough, in my opinion. I personally think it is very rude for them to include it in the first place, but if they are what I want and I have to have them, I am dealing with it.

    Post # 6
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    3125 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    I know some people and businesses automatically add gratuity b/c a lot of people do not pay it (or the levels they’d like), but when i see things like service fees etc, that’s it! That’s their tip. I normally don’t go over, b/c i’m kind of annoyed it’s there in the first place.

    Post # 7
    Member
    3219 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    My venue includes BOTH service charge & gratuity! I will not be tipping.

    Post # 8
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    1752 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Yeah, service fee = tip.  I’ve seen it called that with caterers and halls, but not limo drivers.. tricky.  Our tip is included with our limo guy as well.

    Post # 9
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    3762 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I would be interested into the few people that have said, yes they will add a tip, describe why they feel it necessary to add a tip above the automatically added service fee? 

    I guess if a vendor goes well above and beyond the call of duty I am one to acknowledge that but if they didnt do anything special then I don’t feel that hey deserve it.

    Post # 11
    Hostess
    18644 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    Usually ‘service fees’ are included in case people forget to tip so I wouldn’t tip on top of that.

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