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Do you think Uber & Lyft are raising prices? Would you still use themif prices for rides went up 30% or more?

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Uberserge
1040 Rider Driver
 Posted 1 month ago

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UBER and Lyft are raising prices, it's been widely chronicled in the media but they're not passing the increases to the drivers. Is that fair? Do you care about the driver as a passenger?

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    momof4
    7983 Rider Driver
     1 month ago

    If your awake and not busy want to send you a few screenshots via text. Just caught something in my Uber app thats interesting. 

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    Wes
    1572 Rider Driver
     1 month ago

    I will still use them provided they still cost less than a cab, however I am in high hopes that at some point, and perhaps not on the initial phase, but they really MUST do something to help out the drivers too!

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      Uberserge
      OP 1040 Rider Driver
       1 month ago

      It will always cost less than a can did you know that Lyft just cut driver rates by another 50% this week? In a lot of cities like Las Vegas, Phoenix, Minneapolis and Austin mileage rates have been reduced to as low as 33 cents a mile while the standard IRS deduction for drivers id 58 cents. So every ride is automatically a loss for the driver.

      Thank you for your comments regarding the drivers plight.

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    PaulScottZ
     1 month ago

    Sadly, yes. In fact absolutely yes. I still haven’t forgotten how much cabs used to cost. For a typical trip in Boston in a night out, we’d end up spending $30-40 from one side of town to another.  I remember starting to take UberX and started to cost $15.  We used to talk about how it was less than half. 

    So a bump of 30%? I bet we won’t even notice a difference. I think it was just too low, artificially low before and consumers could tell. 

    Of course this is people who had taken taxis before. For those who hadn’t and went directly to UberX, maybe they would feel the hit just because their expectation has already been established. 

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      Uberserge
      OP 1040 Rider Driver
       1 month ago  (edited 1 month ago)

      I absolutely agree. Thank you for your comment. Since their IPO rates for passengers are going up while UBER and Lyft slash rates the drivers receive by 50% or more just this week alone. Are they passing on the increases the passenger experiences to their drivers? Of course not. 

      Three groups were very happy about U/L IPO, the top executives, the VC who got 10000% return on their investment and the passenger who all lived in a subsidized fantasy land. It's over now!

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    chawes
    731 Rider Guru
     1 month ago

    Yes, and yes. I would pay more for uber. And I wish they would translate that into more pay for drivers. To be honest as an Uber rider I feel uncomfortable knowing what I know about how drivers are treated. I tip accordingly but I know most don't.

    I think a lot of Uber users would feel the same way, if they knew the situation. But Uber and Lyft don't exactly make it a point to publicize what they pay drivers.