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Drivers - Have you ever colluded with other drivers to drive up surge pricing?

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johnblotter
97 Rider Driver
 Posted 2 years, 11 months ago

I keep seeing articles like this one stating how common this is but I have never heard of it within my circles or been a part of it. Am I missing something?

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    momof4
    8199 Rider Driver
     2 years ago  (edited 2 years ago)

    I dont know many drivers. I do not sit in airport queue for 2 hrs. Makes no sense to me to do that. I assume at Airports where Uber and Lyft drivers sit waiting for rides they talk or maybe a certain venues when there is a concert or event. Didnt know anything about this until those idiot drivers invited the press in to show them step by step what they do. Took stupidity to a whole new level.  I dont get many surged rides so I wont be accused of doing it:) I decline surged rides at certain times, places, low ratings and pool rides when surge is below 3.00. The time, place, ruders with low ratings, and pool rides are not always worth the extra 1.25 to 3.00. If surge is above 5.00 I may be more inclined not to decline depending on where I am. There are articles all over google about it. I thought it was 3 weeks ago news but apparently some news outlets brought it back up today. There is a video on You Tube "Dustin Is Driving "he talks about it.  Unfortunately the Bus…

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    I dont know many drivers. I do not sit in airport queue for 2 hrs. Makes no sense to me to do that. I assume at Airports where Uber and Lyft drivers sit waiting for rides they talk or maybe a certain venues when there is a concert or event. Didnt know anything about this until those idiot drivers invited the press in to show them step by step what they do. Took stupidity to a whole new level.  I dont get many surged rides so I wont be accused of doing it:) I decline surged rides at certain times, places, low ratings and pool rides when surge is below 3.00. The time, place, ruders with low ratings, and pool rides are not always worth the extra 1.25 to 3.00. If surge is above 5.00 I may be more inclined not to decline depending on where I am. There are articles all over google about it. I thought it was 3 weeks ago news but apparently some news outlets brought it back up today. There is a video on You Tube "Dustin Is Driving "he talks about it.  Unfortunately the Business Insider makes it sound like this you tuber put the video up to share with drivers and tell them how to do it. He was just saying how stupid these drivers were to go to the press and talk about.  He has a great channel and gives great tips and info. Wish he was around when I first started. I think i made just about every rookie mistake out there:) Guess you live under the same rock I do:) I drive in Philly, Bucks County, and NJ.  Guess we dont know rhe right people or should I say  the wrong people. I hate when drivers do stupid shady things. It gives us all a bad name. Riders don't set prices, riders didnt decrease our rates, take away bonuses, quest, and multiplier surge rates. Why take it out on them and rip them off? They are the ones taking rides and paying so we can do this. Maybe if riders see these articles they will decide not to tip drivers because we are causing them to pay surge pricing. You want to run a shady business go for it but dont take everyone down with you. Why cant we all just get along:)

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      johnblotter
      OP 97 Rider Driver
       2 years ago

      Thanks for your comment. I drive in Albany NY, maybe our places are just not big enough hubs for this kind of thing to happen. So interesting how a few years back Uber didn't exist and now it is a whole culture. Ill check out that Dustin is Driving video. Thanks for the tip.

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        momof4
        8199 Rider Driver
         2 years ago

        Very interesting. Read article today about a guy who gave up his car as it was cheaper to Uber or Lyft for him. I would never give up my car for anything. I like my freedom and want to depend on no one:) I love driving (except in NYC) lol. I love cars. They will have to pry my car keys and gun out of my hands not giving up either without a fight. Lol  Also check out the rideshare professor some interesting things going to happen.  Possible new company. Not TRYP lol.