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That may have been true, but not anymore, right? People use credit cards now even on a taxi. Who uses cash?!
Don't get fooled or surprised by the delivery to the top of your car. These are the days of on-demand anything, and GPS-enabled Uber drivers can find my exact location, I expect my food to find my exact location.
Poolside? At a bar? Rooftop lounge? Playground? Just bring it DIRECTLY to me.
Actually, the article's intent is that restaurants won't make money and they will not get the exposure Uber claims they will.
What you are saying is what Uber claims, i.e. extending the reach. I think that point is heavily debatable.
I agree with the writer that people who get their food delivered will continue to use UberEats. They won't go sit in the restaurant. Well, I am sure some will, but at an increased likelihood? I don't think so.
I think you should never schedule a ride. For one, you shouldn't have to, because whether you get a ride or not is still dependent on availability at the time. For two, you lose the edge by losing the ability to choose a rideshare company. Uber will know they can gouge you if you schedule a ride...
This dude says he has 13000 trips
True. Higher cancellation fees and lower threshold now made cancellations something drivers desire rather than fear.
I mean there are driver scams around collecting cancellation fees now. That just shows you
Doesn't it depend on the state law?
Plus, in many states, you don't have to wear seatbelts in the backseat anyways, right?
Relevant discussion thread:
Do drivers have to enforce seat belt use to the passengers?
Wait, is this true? If a UPS driver gets a ticket, it's completely on them?
I know there is a black box on their trucks, so no drivers would be stupid enough to speed (I'd imagine), but....
I am trying hard to see this from your perspective, but I am not sure if I can. Putting aside the legality and such aside, let's think about how a criminal would be able to take advantage of this visibility.
A psycho would open his Uber app in his apartment. He sees 12 Uber drivers around him. He knows exactly where they are. ...but now what? Run up to your car and attack? There has to be a reason they want to attack an Uber driver over many other cars that are on the road. These drivers aren't special, right?
Is there a female angle to this?
Do those idle kills really save that much gas?
So true. So many times I have called taxis over dispatchers and no one ever showed up.
The problem with taxis? A driver may get the request but while he is driving towards you, he may see someone hailing a ride. He'd rather pick up those users.
This definitely happens. I had more than one driver tell me this is what they do. One guy said four-star always unless the passenger exceeds expectations. Say like cash tip.
I’m not liking this trend of drivers who act so entitled. Is this some millennial thing?
I did't know a 14 year old can ride a plane together.
Actually, I take it back when I was like 8, I remember my parents putting me on a plane to go visit my grandparents. They came all the way to the gate and got picked up at the gate. Those were different times when people without tickets could walk up to the gate, but I digress
Completely sound answer.
Your post is refreshing in midst of everyone only focusing on law, liability, insurance, etc. We should be focusing on the children and their safety first and whatever our gut tells us is what we should do.
and super rich people take helicopters and jetpacks.
I hadn't seen them at all until I visited LA last week. They are INSANE. They are everywhere, and all I can say is that they are polluting the city. People are leaving them everywhere.
Went to Long Beach and I literally saw them strewn all over the boardwalk. I heard they are were trying to crack down on them, but I saw no cracking down. LOL.
Right. There’s a doubt on the economics of it. It’s hard to make money for drivers and it’s arguable whether people will pay the premium to get food delivered.
Also remember, people in the suburbs already have cars and have the means of picking up the food on their own.
Got it! It reminds me of a video game where you chase the bonus items in a maze. It must be a similar concept. Also, you must mean 8.25 is $8.25. Can’t be a multiplier.
No, I don’t drive. I created a Partners account but I haven’t pulled the trigger yet
That's neat that the surge kept creeping up, and you were able to keep it. (So you got a 8.25X surge? Wow.)
I wonder what it's like from the eyes of a customer though. One can be in an area where there is no surge, but depending on where the driver came from he can be dinged with inflated prices.
Also, does the surge earned by the driver stick forever? It must not. A customer shouldn't be dinged with a surge from an hour ago when the roads were busy. So many questions.