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Question DetailsAsked on 6/21/2015

How much should you tip the person in an optician's shop who helps you select your eyeglass frames?

With the usual cost of a pair of glasses with frame and lenses costing $200 or more, a 15% or 20% tip would be quite a bit of money. Is a tip this large warranted?

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Considering the markup in an optician's shop can be as much as 1000%, (as evidenced by the same exact frame cost online), you are more than paying for the service of those who assist you in selecting your eyewear.

I would consider leaving a reasonable tip of $10-$20 if you tried on an unusual number of glasses, 20 or 30 and asked for lots of advice on each one. Or if you are purchasing eyewear for several young children.

But for the ordinary customer who already has in mind what he or she wants, has already selected 3 or 4 pairs of glasses from which to choose, a heartfelt 'thank you' should be enough and appreciated.

Answered 5 years ago by Lucillle

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