How does Rockauto work???

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  1. commando1

    commando1 Old Man Wearing a Hat on the Porch FCBO Gold Member

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    The biggest complaint comes from the Servers at eating establishments. They leave 2 bucks for a 25 dollar tab.
     
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  2. CBODY67

    CBODY67 Senior Member

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    The patrons are just leaving a tip commensurate for the time when that $25 meal used to cost $15 (tip not included). Old habits?

    In my younger and more affluent days, I felt that a $2 tip was the default mode for the most basic type of customer service (smile and "Thank You" included). When the suggested tip amount got to be 30% in more recent time, service didn't improve, generally. Then came the recession many didn't grow up in, so my tip amounts became more conservative, but I also transitioned into places where tips weren't required. Same basic product, more self-service, a nice utility-dining experience.

    Used to be that a nice meal (to me) cost about $15.00+ tip. End result, right at $20.00 for myself. Now those $15.00 meals are close to $20 without the tip. Same service, or worse.

    On the other hand, there was one place I used to go. Nice medium-priced local chain. Service was outstanding, usually with the same server. I felt very good having gone there, so I started to increase the amount of the tips, significantly so, to reward the server (hopefully). Usually once a month. After that first time, the server continued the great service. Usually the same server in later visits, too. I was on the radar, and others offered the same outstanding service, for the same higher tip level. But things changed and I couldn't afford that any more, then that original server left, as did the others, it seemed. Back to normal . . .

    Applebees noted a while back that after they put the credit card pay kiosks on the individual tables, that tip levels increased to over the suggested amounts. Interesting . . .

    CBODY67
     
  3. 70bigblockdodge

    70bigblockdodge Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    That's the problem, stuff goes to Florida nothing comes back. It's a one way street. So yeah I'm not taking a load to Florida unless it pays well enough to deadhead back out because 99.5% of the time that's what you are doing. The LTL carriers feel this also.
    I live in between I80 and I70 I have ordered from Jegs and Summit at 8pm and it has been on my porch by 3 pm the next day. Same as with any other business, location, location, location.
    Yes I know Summit has a center in Georgia, no offense to all the good people of Georgia, but if you went any slower your clocks would go backwards.
     
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  4. garyh

    garyh Well-Known Member

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    Getting Back to Rockauto, They do serve a purpose, But Now they are charging a Sales Tax. I go online and look for Advance Discount codes for at least 25% off and pick up at my local store. Also get the Advance rewards .Yes there is a sales tax ,but No Shipping. Just Sayin'
     
  5. Dsertdog

    Dsertdog Old man with an old guitar, and a blue note. FCBO Gold Member

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    If they don't, your state will ask you to cough it up at tax time. Not a question if but when.
    Again, shipping is the price of doing business. The guys and gals in the brown, white, and red white and blue trucks don't work for free. Someones gotta pay for the fuel and upkeep as well.
     
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  6. CBODY67

    CBODY67 Senior Member

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    For "ages", one of the tax auditor's things is items bought for a business from out of state, where no state sales tax is collected. TX and Amazon went through that a few years ago. "Tax Revenue Not Received" is how they look at it. Even for swap meet parts sold, if you want to get picky about it.
     
  7. 300rag

    300rag Grumpy Old Man With a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Lite?? That can't be for the Canucks.
     
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  8. cantflip

    cantflip Old Jagoff with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Been there, done that... not all of them are so bright either...some stores the requirement to move over is the ability to speak spanish.
     
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    bulldogchesty Senior Member

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    I get my part numbers from RA and buy them on Amazon.
     
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  10. cantflip

    cantflip Old Jagoff with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Naw... they find something they can stomach and bitch about the beer like the Germans do... :usflag:
     
  11. cantflip

    cantflip Old Jagoff with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Not a fool proof plan, but I've done that too.