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Does Uber's upfront fee get higher the more we check?

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10 Driver
 Posted 2 years, 8 months ago

Do you ever use Uber to find out the time and price of your destination before you leave?

One day, I noticed that the price always went up after I checked beforehand. The more up-to-date the fare, the higher it is.

Is this because Uber is sure I will get a ride?


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    189 Driver
     2 years ago

    This reminds of this active post.

    The more you use Uber, the more expensive it gets

    They charge whatever they want to these days.  Correction, they charge whatever you are willing to pay. If you are a frequent rider, the price goes up too. Imagine that.

    Here's another thread:

    Uber fare different for same location, same route, same time, and no surge

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    188 Rider
     2 years ago

    I have never tested this theory out but lots of riders will complain that the rates do go up the more you check and that they also go up the more you ride. Uber definitely does some sketchy things...

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    168 Rider
     2 years ago

    Don’t they say this about Amazon as well. Depending on who you are and how many times you clicked it, the price goes up.

    All automated and driven by AI. 

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     2 years ago

    Are you entering a future time, like scheduling a ride?  It may be that it costs more if you are closer to the time.

    For Lyft, if you are willing to wait, they give you a discount.