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How much do you pay for a shoe-shine?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by dieselman89, Dec 19, 2011.

  1. dieselman89

    dieselman89 Senior member

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    $10 seems pretty common. Thanks for all the replies.
     


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    you can also pick up a horsehair brush/polish/rag and do it on your own.......
     


  3. Fred49

    Fred49 Senior member

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    $100 but that includes full release.
     


  4. ter1413

    ter1413 Senior member

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    get that man his own show....
     


  5. dieselman89

    dieselman89 Senior member

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    $2.50 at Nordstrom. Guy did a good job so I left him $2.50 tip.
     


  6. dieselman89

    dieselman89 Senior member

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    What do you tip?
     


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  8. dieselman89

    dieselman89 Senior member

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    Do you think $1.50 tip on a $2.50 shine is fair?
     


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    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    At least throw the guy a fiver.
     


  10. MikeDT

    MikeDT Senior member

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    At the bus station we pay 5 RMB. You sit on a small plastic stool, no thrones or anything like that. Not quite sure what he uses for polish, but it comes from a tube and looks like black toothpaste.
     
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  11. dieselman89

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    Yea, that's what I was thinking. The guy did a great job. Even went the extra step (appropriate measures) to untie the laces and then polish the shoes.
     


  12. dragon8

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    I usually just give him $5
     


  13. dragon8

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    Give him $2.50 tip
     


  14. earthdragon

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    Fred - sounds as though you are getting ripped off... Used to be $75 fora polish & shine with a Happy Ending, on Sunset.
     


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    Nordstroms charges $2.50. He does a great job and provides great conversation. I give him a 10 spot.
     


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