Should I be tipping Dr. Sofa?
August 15, 2010 7:18 PM   Subscribe

Should I be tipping Dr. Sofa?

I got a nice sofa. Awesome! But it's stuck in my narrow hallway, so I have Dr. Sofa coming tomorrow to take it apart and then reassemble it in the living room. I've never used a service like this before; should I plan to tip the workmen? It's certainly not cheap in the first place, but I don't want to stiff the dudes saving my couch if this is the kind of thing people tip for.
posted by oinopaponton to Work & Money (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My boyfriend has used Dr. Sofa twice now (for the same couch) and he says "Yes. You tip for any personal service." I think he tipped them about $20.
posted by alicetiara at 7:36 PM on August 15, 2010

Probably, yes. This service sounds like a sort of distant relative of furniture movers, who you should tip, so I'm thinking the same goes here.
posted by axiom at 7:50 PM on August 15, 2010

Yes. Offer them drinks while they're there, too.
posted by halogen at 9:30 PM on August 15, 2010

I meant non-alcoholic drinks (at least until they're done); movers seem typically super-appreciative of that.
posted by halogen at 9:32 PM on August 15, 2010

Dr Sofa sounds amazing. Don't feel bad about having a stuck sofa in your hallway - believe it or not, the moving sofa problem is a fiendishly difficult (and still unsolved) problem in geometry.
posted by Joe in Australia at 10:02 PM on August 15, 2010 [3 favorites]

Response by poster: Don't worry, I tipped them. My couch is in my living room! This is great!
posted by oinopaponton at 10:37 AM on August 16, 2010

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