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Uber made $500M on "Safe ride fee" aka "booking fee"

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momof4
8198 Rider Driver
 Posted 2 years, 1 month ago



https://www.inc.com/bill-murphy-jr/uber-reportedly-made-500-million-selling-this-1-little-thing-customers-drivers-really-dont-like-it.html

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    lionfool
    236 Rider Driver
     2 years ago

    This was always an obvious scam right? I mean, come on. 

    a $1 "Safe Ride Fee" that supposedly funds "an industry-leading background check process, regular motor vehicle checks, driver safety education, development of safety features in the app, and insurance."

    Why are the charging an extra fee for this stuff, which should be a normal part of doing business for them. Are they saying they weren't doing all that before they added the fee?

    It's obviously just a way to make more money.

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    frattyboy
    28
     2 years ago

    Remember in the beginning Uber was just going to take that and nothing else? 😂 😂 😂

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      lionfool
      236 Rider Driver
       2 years ago

      Is that right? Crazy.

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    Gidget&Max
    3
     2 years ago

    I thought it’d be so much more than that. At $1 a ride and then doing more than a billion rides, shouldn’t be like $1 billion dollars?

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      chocolove
      71 Rider Driver
       2 years ago

      At first I completely agreed with you but then on further thought I don't think they actually have a booking fee in all their cities.

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    ChazKillington
    40
     2 years ago

    I hope they spent it on good things...like safety. 

    Reading how some of the investors and founders making billions, it’s weird to think this entire amount went directly to like one person. 

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      momof4
      OP 8198 Rider Driver
       2 years ago

      They made a video for drivers about "safety". As we all know there are many issues with rider safety and lets face it no "safety" for drivers. We are easily replaced. A driver and their passenger were just killed by another pool passenger on drugs. They say they used it for background checks. Crappy 3rd party backround checks. Be cheaper for driver to pay their own background check 10.00 per yr. Our booking fee in my market ranges from 1.25 to 1.50 depending on the day. I emailed Uber about the booking fee changing from day to day sometimes trip to trip. They never answered.