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Uber drivers. Have you noticed strange tip amounts?

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momof4
8199 Rider Driver
 Posted 3 years, 8 months ago

In past 3 weeks I have been getting weird tip amounts (14.37, 12.23, 9.08, 11.78, and 10.33) I thought maybe the rider was just trying to even out the amount ex. Trip 10. 07 tip 4.93 =15.00, thought maybe they were using tip calculator. None of my logic worked out. I also have been getting tips (7) 3 to 11 days after the trip (although I know a rider can tip at later date) but seeing it more than usual. Just curious if anyone else out there is experiencing this also? Would appreciate the feedback. 

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    Wes
    1602 Rider Driver
     3 years ago

    One of the tipping options is a percentage of the total fare.  I discovered that when I used Uber for personal transportation during a recent trip.  So they can use preset and amounts, or they can tip a percentage, which is how you end up with the unusual amounts.

    Yes, if the passenger doesn't tip immediately, there can be a delay of several days - that's out of our and Uber's control as we can't force them to tip immediately.

    It always bothers me when a tip shows up days later as we have no way of knowing which trip it was etc...  not that it really matters, but I wish they would at least refer to the trip so we can link it together.

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      momof4
      OP 8199 Rider Driver
       3 years ago

      Thank you for your answer. When my tips show up days later I am able to click on transactions, tip, trip details and it shows me date, pick up location, and trip details. I havent checked since the new driver app came out but I could see it on old app. Yes, it is nice to see who tipped. 

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    LG-PA
    810 Driver
     3 years ago

    Hi

    Yes I am starting to notice it more too now where $5.00-$10.00 in tips carry over from previous week, actually just noticed it on Lyft too, would be nice to see what trip(s) it was from ;)

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    RedANT
    1072 Rider Driver
     3 years ago

    The best are the ones that tip 10% of a minimum fare.  10% of $2.62 = 26 cent tip

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      dracomalfoy
      203 Driver
       3 years ago

      Oh, so generous. That quarter will come in handy at the gumball machine. lol

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    scantilysam
    120 Rider Driver
     3 years ago

    Yes, I have been seeing more tips later on than usual as well. I just noticed it the other night. Maybe Uber is sending a little tip reminder a few days later? Nah, they would never do that... IDK.

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    Bigfrank
    447 Rider Driver Driver
     3 years ago

    TIP WHAT TIP ?? HOW CAN U GET A MINIUM 15 % WHEN YOUR DEALING WITH COMMIE PINKOS TIGHTWADS . IF YOU WANT TO GET WHAT YOU DESERVE DEMAND A 15 % SURCHARGE THAT GOES DIRECTLY  TO THE DRIVER ON EVERY TRIP. UNIONIZED IN THE SAME WAY AS DRIVERS ARE DOING IN NYC AND WE ARE GAINING GROUND ON 666 UBER THE MASTER OF SCAMS.

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      LCarpenter
      221 Rider Driver
       3 years ago

      Yeah, that.   or just raise the rates by 15%. please.