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What do you tip in NI?

in N. Ireland
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PythagorousPythagorous Forumite
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Just curious;)

I guess its only polite that I get the ball rolling.

Restaurant >> 10-20% depending on service
Cafe for lunch >> 10% if service is good
Hair stylist >> 10%
Car mechanic >> if i felt he done a good job I'd generally round up from a few quid to a fiver.

Can't think of anyone else!
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  • edited 30 June 2009 at 1:48PM
    wacko911wacko911 Forumite
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    edited 30 June 2009 at 1:48PM
    Restaurant >> -20% to 25% depending on service (ask for discount if service/food crap)
    Cafe for lunch >> 0% regardless
    Hair stylist >> £1-£2 (but just cut my own now - much cheaper)
    Car mechanic >> no chance mate - robbin' "£$%£$
    Pizza/Chinese Delivery - To the nearest £5er
  • itsmylife_2itsmylife_2 Forumite
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    Restaurant >> 10-20%
    Cafe for lunch >> usually round bill up to the nearest fiver
    Hair stylist >> nothing, she charges me a small fortune...
    Taxi>> extra pound when they help me bring my grocery shopping up to the house
    Chinese delivery >> extra pound or two
    tying hard to cut down grocery shop bill...
  • Love this thread!! Im particularly interested in the hair stylist one. Mine also charges a small fortune and I always pay by card, and go into a cold sweat whilst it is processed, wondering if I should stroll back through the whole salon with £1 or whether they would be offended forever and give me a crappy cut next time - LOL!!! FOr the rest though -

    Restaurant 10-15% (WHO said 25% further up - REALLY? 25%? - god Im behind the times)
    Cafe for lunch - sometimes a quid or so
    Taxi - rarely, or round up to next whole pound!
    Delivery - Never!

    Ok, think I must be Scrooge's long lost relative!
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  • PythagorousPythagorous Forumite
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    Taxi - rarely, or round up to next whole pound!

    Ahh, forgot about that one. I usually don't tip taxi men, but always wondered if I was being a tight git!
  • tara747tara747 Forumite
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    Oooooooh, great thread!

    Restaurants - zero if bad service, 10% if good service, 15-20% if excellent service and food
    Cafe for lunch - round it up to nearest pound or two
    Hairdresser/beautician - £2-3
    Taxi - not a !!!!!!! penny, they were quick enough to raise their prices when petrol got dearer but haven't reduced them since it got cheaper! :mad: I avoid taking taxis where possible.
    Takeaway delivery - I don't get takeaways, but if I did, then maybe £1?
    Mechanic - I don't have a car but wouldn't tip anyway :confused:

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  • I tip the following, think I'm quite mean actually!!!

    Restaurant >> 10%
    Cafe for lunch >> £1
    Hair stylist >> £2
    Car mechanic >> £5
    Plumber £5
    Dog groomer £2
  • steveympsteveymp Forumite
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    Anyone tipping in a restaurant, please give the tip personally to your Waiter/ Waitress if you think they are deserving of it:T:T:T

    My OH works in a hotel and doesn't see half the tips she gets left for her:mad: by nice customers, they go into a central tip pool that the owners use for till shortages etc....:o (quiet unfair because most of the time its the owner at the till taking the money) and also take a lump out for twice annual staff parties:rolleyes: even if you go or not. Anyway rant over but I always hand my main waiter/waitress a fiver in their hand if service is good, if out with as group its usually a pound or 2 a head for a tip.

    Cafe for lunch - Nothing usually
    Hair Stylist - :rotfl: my hair cuts take 3 minutes flat usually, but its always the same lovely female barber so she gets 2 quid for herself:T
    Car Mechanic - Usually a family friend who runs his own garage that does my servicing (he undercharges me) so he gets the bill paid in cash with £20 extra or 200 ciggies if I've been duty free;)
    Plumber - never used one, have a big family circle and someone will sort the problem out for a few quid or a few drink:beer:
    Dog Groomer - buy a brush:rotfl:
    I am trying, honest;) very trying according to my dear OH:rotfl:
  • itsmylife_2itsmylife_2 Forumite
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    Only reason I tip my taxi driver is because he brings my groceries up 12 steps to the front of my house :)
    tying hard to cut down grocery shop bill...
  • tara747tara747 Forumite
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    I agree with steveymp, I always tip in cash and sometimes ask the waiter/waitress if they will actually get it. I really hate the thought of their greedy employer getting it and using it to make up their wages!!! :mad:

    I also round up the change in bars, people seem embarrassed to tip just 10p or 20p but if a barman/barmaid got that much from every customer they'd be thrilled! Esp if they worked somewhere really busy (and they would deserve it, have you seen how hectic those city centre bars are?).
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    Save £180,000 by 31 Dec 2020! 2011: £54,342 * 2012: £62,200 * 2013: £74,127 * 2014: £84,839 * 2015: £95,207 * 2016: £109,122 * 2017: £121,733 * 2018: £136,565 * 2019: £161,957 * 2020: £197,685
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  • cifpowercifpower Forumite
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    Car mechanic - nothing
    Barber - nothing
    Caf! - nothing
    Restaurant - 10% - 15%
    Taxi - I normally round it up to the next pound

    am I a tight git? :o
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