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Xpell - how much tip

Discussion in 'Model X' started by dutchinchicago, Aug 11, 2016.

  1. dutchinchicago

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    I am picking up my Model X tomorrow from the detailler. I had the entire car wrapped with xpel as well as the seat backs and had a protective opticoat pro layer applied on the top. The bill will be somewhere around 10k. They had the car 4 days to complete all the work. How much tip should I give?
     
  2. NJ Plugin

    NJ Plugin Member

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    When I have had work done like this, I go to a small shop, and deal directly with the business owner or partner who does the work. I have not given a tip. Never even thought about it.

    What I have done is always recommend them to anyone who asks about what I have done, or at car shows and the like showing off the car.
     
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  3. ModelX

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    I did not tip for this, but do refer them to others
     
  4. xkwizit

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    I tipped the guy who did the final car wash before delivery but otherwise since I was dealing with the owner I didn't think of tipping. But yeah I guess the workers should get a tip.
     
  5. vandacca

    vandacca Active Member

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    No disrespect, but these guys are making a killing. I don't think they'll need a tip. I didn't tip my guy, mind you he was by far the most expensive quote I've seen.
     
  6. James Anders

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    Tip? I tip the guys working for minimum wage at the car wash (for my other cars). But I can't say I've ever tipped for a product/service like this. If there was a situation where a worker (not owner) went out of his/her way then it might be a different matter. I just don't see this as a tipping situation. PS: And I'm generally a very generous tipper too.
     
  7. xkwizit

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    I understand that the shop owners are making a killing but I believe the workers who actually toil on our cars don't get paid that well. I may be wrong.
     
  8. Uncle Paul

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    Detailing and wrapping a vehicle is a labor of love, detail, and superb attention to detail. Would feel happy to give the installer an extra $100 dollar bill to show your appreciation, (especially on a $10k job) Not so much as the money, as in appreciation of the fine job done.
     
  9. wallstguy

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    At 10k, you're giving them a big enough tip as it is. Getting a full wrap with seats for $3500 USD! ($4600 CAD!)
     
  10. kort677

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    why would you feel the need to tip?
    I am sure you were charged enough for the shop to make a sufficient profit.
     
  11. beths11

    beths11 THE LONG RANGER

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    Sufficient profit for the owners if the owner did the work. If the owner has installers, on an hourly wage,(or per installation wage) do the work I am sure they would appreciate a tip. It is skilled work, don't know what an average hourly rate would be.
     
  12. eye.surgeon

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    I'm trying to comprehend spending $10k on a protective wrap for a crossover kid-hauler.
     

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