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post #31 of 37
I've been dealing with the same shop for over 10 years. I have found that buying them pizza for lunch in the Fall does wonders.

My son has made them brownies when they used to tune his race skis in the early days.

When ever I get something done for free. I make sure I put $5.00 in the tip jar on the counter.

When I used to do the Season Tune thing I would give the tech a thank you card with a big tip in April.
post #32 of 37
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The reason why I started this was more fun than anything. I tip well. There is a shop up at Steamboat who did a great job for me and went the extra mile last season for me. Also, since I am new up there, I would like to ge things started this season on the right boot (as it would be) I don't expect anything for free but I do hate waiting in line and I am a perfectionist. I just wanted to know the best way as I never brought beer in for anyone but thought it would be a good thing. I normally always give cash. I would never expect free services for beer.
post #33 of 37
Just make sure the tech is 21 or older. In many states, distributing alcohol to a minor is a pretty serious crime right now. In New Mexico, it is a 4th degree felony.
post #34 of 37
Thread Starter 
that could really ruin your whole season......
post #35 of 37
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by slider View Post
This guy is obviously an Expert skier.
I am gaper, never claimed to be an expert, Few skiers are experts, the rest just think they are.
post #36 of 37
My personal advice would be to get the know the shop and the tech first. Once you get to know them, you can learn their vices and their needs. Most shops I go to have plenty of beer already. sending them lunch is great, or an occasional restocking. I generally look at it this way. If they asking you to have a beer with them, supply beer going forward. If not, just tip 'em in cash.
post #37 of 37
What about beer for ski patrol? :
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