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How much do you tip Tesla Valet?

Discussion in 'Model S: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by stevej119, Jan 23, 2015.

  1. stevej119

    stevej119 Member

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    How much is considered an appropriate amount to tip the TMC employee who performs valet service? And do you tip at both pickup and delivery?
     
  2. lov2krz

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    I haven't tipped anyone who has picked up, delivered or repaired my car at home. It's part of their job and I'd be surprised if they would or could accept a tip.
     
  3. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    With a video game that I get for free from my employer :) Have done it on a couple of occasions thus far. Did the same with my delivery specialist as well.
     
  4. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

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    I think you meant Tesla Valet as we don't have valets at TMC (sorry to disappoint everyone!).

    Mod Note: I amended the thread title.
     
  5. Hodginator

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    I didn't even think about this. Now I'm curious as well.
     
  6. stevej119

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    Haha! Good point. I was thinking Tesla Motors Corp (TMC) but I guess they don't go by that. Anyway, I tipped him $10 when he dropped my car off but have no idea whether that's an insulting amount or whether it's $10 more than anyone else gives him. Just thought I'd throw it out there to see what others are doing as I'll be getting my tires rotated every 5 weeks or so. It's an incredible service that they pick up my car at work, rotate my tires, safety check the car and wash and vacuum it, then return it to me all in the same day and charge nothing for it (beyond all the dollars I paid for the car).

    Of course, I'd rather skip the valet service and just have them give me a P85D loaner...
     
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    I've tried to tip here and they won't accept the $. Then again I see my techs in the stores and they know me by name. So...hmm.
     
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    I thought that outside the annual service, you had to get the tires rotated on your own. Did they change that? Note, I'm not an owner yet, and until next month, the closest service center would be a 3 hour drive each way, so it would not be feasible anyways until the local service center opens.
     
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    Absolutely nothing, don't want to set a bad precedent in the two countries I live in. No one tips for anything.
     
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    I haven't had valet service so I can't address that. However, I tried to tip the ranger who replaced the master charging module and he refused it, saying that he could be fired if TM found out about it.
     
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    I tried to tip mine. He wouldn't accept the offer.
     
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    Tipping tesla service vehicle delivery guy?

    Is it customary to tip the driver that is driving your car back from tesla service?
     
  13. rickgt

    rickgt Enthusiast owner/member

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    Good question. I hadn't thought about it yet, since have not had a service.
     
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    You must have a lot of dough.
     
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    My wife and I rake in less than 100k. Tipped our delivery specialist on our first car. People tip for all kinds of reason, but rarely does it correlate with disposable income, beyond a very small minimum threshold. I doubt many people tip the person that delivers their expensive car, but likely tip the person delivering a pizza (at least I hope so!).
     
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    breser AutoPilot Nostradamus

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    That's true, and I started that thread, but I can't honestly say that we came to any sort of consensus so I'm glad to see the question being asked again.
     
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    breser AutoPilot Nostradamus

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    I came away from that thread under the impression that they were told not to take tips by Tesla.
     
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    Why is this thread in the Model X: Ordering, Production, and Delivery discussions?

    C'mon HRHLGP! Get it together! :wink:
     
  20. NorCalSJ

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    I tipped my Service Adviser $20 upon pick up for great communication and to remember me in the future
     

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