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Huh. This is actually a great question.
Supply and Demand is better controlled with taxis. As much as people make fun of the medallions, that was created to control the # of cars out on the road. This assures that the demand is there for the drivers to make a decent living.
...of course, Uber and Lyft's entrance to the market has broken this supply-and-demand balance.
(With Uber and Lyft, you are at the mercy of other drivers' behaviors and Uber sending you the requests.)
I never thought of ever doing this, but yeah, this would be a lot of fun. A part of he fun, perhaps, is meeting someone crazy enough to ask a driver to do this. It feels so adventurous.
Too bad, I don't know of any drive-in theaters, and Uber doesn't offer this option. Ha!
I believe the cancellation fees are waived, if the driver is not making an active effort to get to you. Uber had to implement this because some drivers started to do this, where they would just sit there and wait...until enough time passes and the rider cancels. (hence scoring them a cancellation fee)
First, try your best to cancel bad drivers who don't start driving to you. Do this within 2 minutes.
Second, if the driver is really not moving towards you, just cancel and call another. You either won't be hit by cancellation or you should be able to argue it.
I have leather seats. This was before the strict rules so I snapped a pic, sent it in, and I just cleaned it up in a nearby car wash place. I just went home, left the windows down, and my boyfriend put a box fan in there for me and ran it all night.
Seriously such a low point. Catching yourself at 3 am, all alone, under the fluorescent lights of a 24/7 gas station / car wash, cleaning someone else’s vomit, and the offender is already sleeping in their home. One of those moments you ask yourself what happened to life. LOL
Over 3.5 years.
Only one bad one, uncontrollable vomit all over that put me out of commission for 1-2 days. Others were mostly on their shirts or their friends’, some spillage on the door, and head out the window.
I think I got $120 for the big one. Totally not worth it
This is such a suggestive question! Obviously, everyone is now looking for stories where drivers were offered sexual favors for a free ride. (or, I guess, a tip.) Hahaha
No, no interesting story for me. Someone gave me a leftover ticket to a hockey game as a "tip" once. LOL.
Uber is cleaning their books in preparation for going public. They need the upward trend towards profitability while keeping drivers fooled and not notice. Screwing with surge is one easy way to do that.
By the time we all notice, it’s too late.
What? I haven’t heard of those. Pics, please
Isn’t there like a UberSelect or UberExoticCar option?
If it’s as awesome as you say it is, I believe they make exception. Like a Ferrari which theoretically doesn’t qualify for an Uber as it doesn’t have a four passenger capacity, but I know they allow it on an exception basis.
This is an example of a prank that isn't that funny.
Speeding does it for me. You endangered real people. You also broke all kinds of rules by pretending to be an Uber driver.
Keep it at the dude popping out of the back. Why do all other stuff.
Remember that they only pay for the way there. No idea how they know when we are headed to a poling place, but the ride home is for charge.
and please do not ask us to wait for you outside. LOL. ...sigh, but I know you will.
I decided to ignore for a while until they work out the kinks. You are an overachiever for contacting them. In fact, I thank you because I’m too lazy to bother.
kudos to not letting those 1-star raters down. I get a handful of them too, and there's no way to avoid them. Some people are just not sympathetic of things that are outside of the driver's control.
I have noticed something similar, but this isn’t the first time I’ve had this feeling. In fact, I think I’m now always skeptical and worried I’m being screwed and being taken advantage by Uber and Lyft.
Everything from how the surges popup (and go away) to how some fees I expect like long distance pickup don’t always come through
Here’s a good example, I used to rent my car from Hertz (Lyft Express), because my family car was being abused from my driving and I decided the free maintenance was a good deal. What I didn’t realize was the strict acceptance rate they require. Over 90%. So if I were close to 90, I would have to accept every request.
This may just be in my head but I don’t put it pass them. I suspected I was being sent all the pickups that were 20-25 minutes away. That’s when I started to suspect that I’m an easy target for being assigned these rides because no one else wants to do them. It would be easy for Lyft to have done that.
I’ve suspected similar with streaks too.
This is dumb. Unlike drivers, riders can just open up new accounts under different information, like emails, etc. No background check, registration, license plate, or other identifiable info.
Wait, why is this even a question. We wake them up, of course!
If they don't wake up, I just push and roll them out on the curb...kidding!! I actually have taken people to the hospital before. No, not the police station, because if the person can't wake up, the police won't be able to do much either. It's time the person saw a doctor.
Don't throw up is a fine tip.
Cool! and congrats!
Hey, you should take pics of Ubers and Taxis and post them here.
I did it with temp registration and even license (no joke) , and Uber and Lyft approved me just fine. I was an existing driver though. I wonder if that makes a difference.
1) Uber is still rolling this out, so it's not availabule for all cities and all areas within a city
2) The threshold is set differently for each city/area. I think they mentioned the range is 8-10 minutes?
In typical Uber style, they aren't clear on how they deploy a new feature. Some of it is that they're still trying to figure them out and easing into it and also so drivers won't try to take advantage of the program. (Heaven forbid if drivers get overpaid! Gasp!!)