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It is finally in my city of Los Angeles! The penny surge has replaced the surge multiplier, GAME OVER!

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Uberserge
1218 Rider Driver
 Posted 2 months ago

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Uber calls it the flat rate surge, flat and surge should not even be in the same sentence, it is an oxymoron. What started in Charlotte a year ago, has spread throughout the country and finally arrived in Los Angeles last week. Lyft had gotten rid of PT in April and had replaced it with PPZ. Now they both have a license to rip every passenger off by charging full on surge multiplier and pay the driver peanuts. Their take rates are going through the roof. This is a 30 mile ride that would have taken an hour and a half in afternoon rush hour. Including the crap $10 bonus (penny surge) Uber would have paid the driver $40 GROSS while they charged the passenger over a $100. Lyft was worse, driver would have made about $35 GROSS for an hour and a half work while they screwed the passenger for $122. What is their take rate on this ride? Between 60-70%! Unconscionable!

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    KimM
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     2 months ago

    So they now have a base surge price instead of a surge per mile/minute? How does that make the customer pay more?

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      Uberserge
      OP 1218 Rider Driver
       2 months ago

      If you have a 20 dollar base ride and there's 2x surge in it, it would be a 40 dollar ride for the pax. You'll get the penny surge of 3.50 most likely. Do you have any idea how UBER charges the passenger?

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    breakingbread
    234 Rider Driver
     2 months ago

    Unreal, they need to make their investors happy but at what price? How can drivers sustain themselves on this?! It just is not feasible. And all the while they are trying to "hide" just how much they are screwing drivers over.

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    Uberserge
    OP 1218 Rider Driver
     2 months ago

    The separation between what pax pays vs what they get charged has been completed.