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Sat Sep 25, 2021, 06:06 PM

Sometimes Doordash prompts for ridiculously large tips ... and I'm not a cheapskate ...

But I ordered a sandwich, chips, and brownie, total cost was $14.50.

The restaurant is .25 miles from a freeway onramp, and I'm like .4 miles from the very next offramp (the freeway drive is 1 mile, iow). It's literally no more than 10 minutes, if the signals go your way, it's about 7 minutes. Drive is 1.65 miles, with 1 mile of that on the freeway.

Doordash's recommended tip? $4.50.

And I'm sorry but that's out of hand. I changed it to $3.25 cause that seemed very fair. Note also I'm not in an apartment or anything, there's no parking issues at either end of this transportation, nor is there ANY traffic at 4pm on Saturday.

Am I wrong on this?

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Reply Sometimes Doordash prompts for ridiculously large tips ... and I'm not a cheapskate ... (Original post)
Hugh_Lebowski Sep 2021 OP
tblue37 Sep 2021 #1
Hugh_Lebowski Sep 2021 #3
Piasladic Sep 2021 #7
secondwind Sep 2021 #2
Hugh_Lebowski Sep 2021 #4
Haggard Celine Sep 2021 #5
Elessar Zappa Sep 2021 #9
Haggard Celine Sep 2021 #10
Elessar Zappa Sep 2021 #12
AZSkiffyGeek Sep 2021 #6
MiniMe Sep 2021 #8
StarfishSaver Sep 2021 #13
MiniMe Sep 2021 #14
lillypaddle Sep 2021 #11

Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Original post)

Sat Sep 25, 2021, 06:08 PM

1. 20% would be $2.80

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 25, 2021, 06:14 PM

3. Honestly I base my delivery tips at about 75% of the delivery difficulty and 25% on price of order

If I'm a driver I really don't care if it's 1 bag or 2 bags of 'stuff', I care how long it takes to get from A to B, how frustrating it might be or not be, how much time in traffic, etc.

So if I order a $10 thing from 6 miles away (which I very much avoid) I'll tip 'em $5 to bring it. But if I ordered a $100 meal from .5 miles away, I'd probably give 'em the same $5.

I don't really see how the cost of the meal is all that relevant, frankly.

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Reply #3)

Sat Sep 25, 2021, 07:03 PM

7. F tips

I agree that it shouldn't be the cost of the meal but the work provided. Everyone needs a living wage.

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Original post)

Sat Sep 25, 2021, 06:11 PM

2. I don't think so. Of course, WHERE you live is a factor.


They asked for over 30% tip, a bit much. But folks are struggling out there and all. I think $3.25 was very good tip.

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Response to secondwind (Reply #2)

Sat Sep 25, 2021, 06:15 PM

4. I added some details about 'where' to the OP :) nt

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Original post)

Sat Sep 25, 2021, 06:23 PM

5. You tipped well, more than adequate.

The other night I ordered a couple of pizzas. I put $3 and some change on my card. I looked at the price of the order and saw that they were already charging me $3.50 for the delivery service charge, so I think that was plenty. I usually just give them a five for the tip, but if they're going to put a service charge on there, I'm going to factor that into the tip. $6-7 is a good tip for two pizzas from two miles away.

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Response to Haggard Celine (Reply #5)

Sat Sep 25, 2021, 09:44 PM

9. The service charge doesn't go to the driver.

It goes to the store so you might want to keep that in mind.

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Response to Elessar Zappa (Reply #9)

Sun Sep 26, 2021, 07:29 AM

10. I thought the store used the service charge to pay

for the driver's mileage and other things related to delivery costs. The store's delivery costs are all related to the driver's costs, aren't they? Maybe I need to call and ask what that fee is for. I usually go pick up my orders to avoid all of that shit, anyway. It's ridiculous for a store to charge a delivery fee unless they're using it to pay the driver.

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Response to Haggard Celine (Reply #10)

Sun Sep 26, 2021, 09:01 AM

12. It may go to the driver's mileage cost.

Iím just saying they donít get it as part of the tip.

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Original post)

Sat Sep 25, 2021, 06:42 PM

6. I've noticed UberEats doing this is as well

Claiming $8 is 20% on a $30 order. Iím a generous tipper, but I also understand basic math.

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Original post)

Sat Sep 25, 2021, 09:20 PM

8. I've been tipping very well during the pandemic

They get extra just because they are working at a low paying job and I can afford to tip well. Those people need their jobs and the extra money.

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Response to MiniMe (Reply #8)

Sun Sep 26, 2021, 09:07 AM

13. I have, too

 

I won't miss that extra couple of dollars, but it can really help the driver who is struggling to make ends meet by doing a job that can't be very pleasant - and is making my life so much easier.

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Response to StarfishSaver (Reply #13)

Sun Sep 26, 2021, 12:10 PM

14. Exactly. And they don't know if they are visiting the home of an unvaccinated

asshole or not.

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Original post)

Sun Sep 26, 2021, 07:45 AM

11. I use DoorDash a lot

and I'm with you. I'm usually downgrading the tip to something more reasonable.

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