Uber is everything our parents told us not to do.

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  1. mtm105

    mtm105 Well-Known Member

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    Uber & Lyft rates are 1/2 that of other cabs in town.
    Ive used them several years no issues.
    They are an asset.
     
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    I'm taking my dad's car away the end of the month, I found out senior rates for the local cab is $3 anywhere you want to go in town and about $6-8 in the neighboring towns. I have no idea what Uber or Lyft charge but I cant imagine it being cheaper than this.
     
  4. Antmax

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    Uber and Lyft drivers usually speak English and don't ask for directions, or get angry when you don't know how to get where you want to go. Or try and charge you double because they wasted time being lost. I avoid hiring a cab in this country, maybe it's just California but it's almost always a disaster.

    My wife caught one in San Diego to take her to a work related convention and the guy was lost, tried to dump her near a freeway ramp in a dodgy looking neighbourhood. She locked the door and called the cab firm and threatened to call the police if he didn't finish his job. Uber and Lyft have been no problem whatsoever.
     
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    And with Uber & Lyft you can see reatime GPS where the car is, estimated arrival, car make, model, tag number & a pic of the driver.

    With regular cabs you could wait up to an hour never knowing if or when who will show up.
    Then you get reamed on the price.
     
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    running cab companies out of ATL.
     
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    I saw a story on the news that Uber is getting some flying things:wtf:
     
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    As if... it's a frikkin scam

    Uber/Lyft business model is based on a churn and burn rate fast enough to let your average driver never learn the game and subsidize the corporation and the passenger out of pocket until he goes broke, ragequits, or gets fired. They only want wide-eyed noobs lining up to invest money (vehicle equity, car loans) in the pyramid.

    The abuse and intimidation and labor issues bs is also straight out of some Victorian novel.

    New ones are just too scared and confused to relax and act like a taxi driver

    PS also, nobody wants you and your 3 or 8 or 15 dollar ride.... EVER. Between expenses and dead miles and sh!t, they need to average 20 to 75 bucks per customer (~= $35 - 120 paid on your end, before U/L take their cuts) to make ends meet.. ditto cabbies, who gotta kick a flat ~$100 per shift to their bosses.
     
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    I guess that is why those Uber owned Zip bikes and scooters are becoming so popular. A lot of people just need basic public transport to get from A-B. They know exactly how to get there, 3-5 miles but don't want the inconvenience of parking fees etc.

    Cab drivers are supposed to be providing a service not be grumpy difficult sods who act like they are doing you a favour. If they don't know the city they are driving in, they have no place being there. Lyft and Uber drivers usually put them to shame in communication skills and professionalism.
     
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    "It’s weird that we, as a society, have just decided to wear blue pants most of the time."

    You're right, it is kinda weird. I have blue pants on right now.
    I'm going to go along with you on that one.
     
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    It's a natural response to attempts to regulate the industry to force unfavorable and unwanted business on them

    If you call a roofer and tell them you want to pay 1/500th of a roofing job to replace one roof tile, he can just laugh at you and hang up... or tell you that climbing onto your roof alone costs a $150 minimum (or something)

    Cabbies usually have some regulations preventing them from blatantly ignoring you if you're bad for business... THEY *ARE* DOING YOU A FAVOR, UNLESS YOU'RE TAKING THE INTERSTATE INTO THE NEXT COUNTY OVER YOU'RE ALL RISK AND NO REWARD. LIKE A $5 ROOF TILING JOB.
     
  12. axe4me

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    You're as good as your last paycheck.
     
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