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  • How much to tip my gun dealer

     Charles updated 10 months, 1 week ago 2 Members · 2 Posts
  • Charles

    Member
    December 16, 2019 at 5:37 pm

    I have a freind that I buy guns through. It’s all legal begal. But I just dont k ow how much etiquette dictates I should tip him. I mean I’m financially stable enough to give him an extra 50 or so and could probably go up to 100. Is that too low? I dont wanna be a dick. Please help

    Edit: Jeez Reddit, you’re savage. I was just trying to do something nice for a freind. I have learned my lesson and wont do it again.

  • Billp1997

    Guest
    December 16, 2019 at 5:37 pm

    The best way to tip your dealer is to keep buying from them, and introduce buyers to them to bring more business

  • Pwheatstraw2000

    Guest
    December 16, 2019 at 5:37 pm

    BJ. Give him a BJ.

  • DickVanSprinkles

    Guest
    December 16, 2019 at 5:37 pm

    Tipping someone providing that level of service actually seems rude to me, that’s like tipping your accountant. Just buy him a Christmas gift, bottle of liquor, etc… throwing money at a professional may be taken as an insult.

  • SlarSlar

    Guest
    December 16, 2019 at 5:37 pm

    Tipping your gun dealer is peak American.

  • BeepBeepImASheep023

    Guest
    December 16, 2019 at 5:37 pm

    You don’t tip your LGS

    Do you tip the WalMart checkout person? The cart pusher? No

    I tip mine by giving them my business first. 95% of my purchases that could be done at an LGS were through them first. Even got gunsmithing done through them also

  • Laserguy74

    Guest
    December 16, 2019 at 5:37 pm

    This is a joke post right?

  • llcwhit

    Guest
    December 16, 2019 at 5:37 pm

    Tip? I don’t think so. No offense to the dealer…but I have never even heard of someone doing that. It’s like tipping everyone you buy from all day long. Do you tip the electric provider? How about the IRS? Did you ever buy a home? Did you tip the title company or the loan processor? Tips are only expected and reasonable for a select few people that you do business with.

  • R-ms-y

    Guest
    December 16, 2019 at 5:37 pm

    Get him a nice bottle of whiskey.

  • gator426428

    Guest
    December 16, 2019 at 5:37 pm

    I had a couple of breakfast Jack’s for breakfast

  • not-a-person-people

    Guest
    December 16, 2019 at 5:37 pm

    Give him a gift then. Pack of beer or nice bottle of whiskey. I’d guess that goes alot further.

    Never heard of tipping a gun dealer.

  • TypicalMaterial

    Guest
    December 16, 2019 at 5:37 pm

    Tipping is generally for the service industry.

  • jayemo

    Guest
    December 16, 2019 at 5:37 pm

    Is there anything more American than tipping your gun dealer?

    Surely he is still making money off each sale.

  • JKase13

    Guest
    December 16, 2019 at 5:37 pm

    I’ve never tipped a gun dealer for getting me lower prices. The only time I’ve tipped a shipping and receiving person was for handling a rare gun for me. Most shipping and receiving people don’t handle gun with care.

  • ardesofmiche

    Guest
    December 16, 2019 at 5:37 pm

    Buy $100 worth of merchandise from him. Magazines, ammo, clothing, stripped lowers, whatever. Keeps it professional and creates more traffic for his store.

  • my_name_is_chaos_2

    Guest
    December 16, 2019 at 5:37 pm

    Bring a 6-pack of his favorite beer.

  • TheCrowNinja

    Guest
    December 16, 2019 at 5:37 pm

    I tip my FFL that my guns ship to. I just ordered 2 rifles from one store and 1 form another. So he had to deal with 3 guns and 2 vendors. He had to communicate with 2 vendors and receive 2 deliveries. He kept me up to date with when the guns came in. He does this as a side business and works a full time job in an unrelated industry. When I went to pick them up I asked what I owed him. He told me $20. He normally charges $20 for the 1st and $5 for additional guns. So even being generous I owed him $30. But because it was 2 vendors. I figured I owed him at least $45. When he told me $20, I told him thank you and gave him $50 and asked him to have a merry Christmas. However, I don’t tip at the gun store when I buy a gun at a brick and mortar store. I do however make sure my FFL guy is taken care of because he has always taken care of me.

    Edit: spelling

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