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So Uber rents cars to drivers now? If it quacks like a duck...

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Samarov
1448 Rider
 Posted 2 years, 6 months ago


Over the weekend, a friend told me he was in my old line of work now—he's been moonlighting as an Uber driver. When I asked him if he was concerned about the wear on his vehicle, he told me he was renting one from Uber at a rate of around $250 a weekend. How is this not just a cab company?!?

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    chawes
    756 Rider Guru
     2 years ago

    $250 a weekend seems really steep. You can buy a brand new car and have a monthly payment around there. Or lower.

    If you lease a car it would be even lower but I assume most lease agreements would prohibit rideshare driving. Even if they didn't you'd blow through the mileage limit super quick.

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      Samarov
      OP 1448 Rider
       2 years ago

      It's a racket in which the driver loses any way you slice it.

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    B-girlAnderson11
    82
     2 years ago

    Wait, I think I am missing the reference.  Is it quacking like a taxi company or a quacking like a rental car company?

    Or is it quacking like an evil company that rips off innocent people?

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      Samarov
      OP 1448 Rider
       2 years ago

      Quacking is like a tech bro company pretending it's anything different than the same old shit.

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    RobinH74
    40 Driver
     2 years ago

    All in midst of admitting they'd rather have robots driving the cars than real people. Anyone who signs up is looking at a bare minimum pay by default.

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    cheesehead
    523 Driver Rider
     2 years ago

    Right? They are slowing drifting towards being an unlicensed taxi service. The only difference being they can't pick up street hails.