|Jennifer June (Jenniferjune)
Post Number: 3
|Posted on Monday, December 13, 2004 - 5:07 pm: |
Okay...I've gotten this question more than once, so I'm gonna to toss it to the group.
People keep asking me if they should tip their bootmaker (or the person taking their measurements?) What do you think?
If not, what are some of the favorite ways your customers have said "thank you?"
...who knows, we could start a new trend.
|Gary Cunningham (Gcunning)
Post Number: 118
|Posted on Monday, December 13, 2004 - 5:33 pm: |
Does a person tip professionals like doctors, lawyers, architects, accountants?
A thank you card or in rare occasions a gift card might be nice.
|Mark W. Fletcher (Bronbo)
Post Number: 277
|Posted on Monday, December 13, 2004 - 7:07 pm: |
Since I can speak as a customer, I think the best way of "tipping" a bootmaker for a good job is by repeat business or refering others to the bootmaker.
|Paul Krause (Paul)
Post Number: 35
|Posted on Saturday, March 22, 2008 - 8:37 pm: |
I just had a $100 tip for changin' out a pair of heel bases on an old pair of Stuart Romeros!
That's the biggest tip I ever got!
The job had been seriously botched by somebody way back. The customer bought them on ebay, and she couldn't stand the heel as it was.
Took me about three hours. She and her husband drove up from Scottsdale for me to do it today.
I think the tip was doing it for her while she was in town shopping.
How 'bout that? I took my wife out to dinner. Now I've made two women happy today!
|Tex Robin (Tex_robin)
Post Number: 1640
|Posted on Saturday, March 22, 2008 - 9:09 pm: |
I can only remember getting one tip in my whole life of bootmaking...It was a $ 100 one..I got it from a nice customer that probably felt guilty about how much money he was making compared to what I was making from the boots. It was still a nice gesture and I didn't feel guilty at all for taking it...TR
|Paul Krause (Paul)
Post Number: 37
|Posted on Sunday, March 23, 2008 - 7:13 am: |
It shows that there are people out there who really appreciate just exactly what it takes to do what we do.
Like I've said before,
"It ain't brain surgery, but a brain surgeon couldn't do it".
|Brian C. Thomas (Brian_c_thomas)
Post Number: 820
|Posted on Sunday, March 23, 2008 - 10:08 am: |
Hey, I got a four dollar tip on repair once, none for bootmaking but, several customers with multiple repeat boot orders.
|Walter Hayman (Navysuede)|
Post Number: 4
|Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2008 - 9:06 pm: |
None for making boots..A few times for doing custom leather work and often for doing repairs
to their favorite/special items.Wine several
times,Godiva chocolate for Valentines.However
with this economy I might start getting
asked for a gas discount.