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Uber Rent - Drive stranger's cars AirBnB style! Would you rent your car for $5 an hour?

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FlutterShy
310 Rider
 Posted 2 years, 9 months ago

Wow, it's happening.  You just walk up to and drive someone else's car.  Sort of like ZipCar but instead of a company-owned fleet of cars, you just walk up to other people's.

15 Cities and at $5 an hour. 

http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/News/uber-launches-car-renting-service-strangers-rent-vehicles/story?id=54414138

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    KitteryMe
    30
     2 years ago

    Making extra money on a car you are not driving sounds great you find a giant turd on your steering wheel.  I don't mean to sound potty mouths, but this is literally the problem. Someone will mess up your car or ding your car, and then the reality that solving these conflicts will sink in. 

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      AsStibelDude
      654 Driver
       2 years ago

      It's all fun and games until someone sh*ts on your car literally. LOL

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    sCloudMeNot11
    36
     2 years ago

    I honestly thought that this meant one UberX driver can drive another UberX's cars.  Like one UberX driver who owns a car can now let others drive it to make money.

    coz, then you don't need to own a car, and Uber would have craploads more drivers. genius, right.

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    HuhnHuhn
    127 Rider
     2 years ago

    I can already see the stolen and abandoned vehicles in a pile in the back of a shady parking lot.

    they had the same problem with shared bicycles where people just tossed them all over the place.

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    HemiDodge
    361
     2 years ago

    I do want to hear more about the conflict resolution ideas Uber will put into place. I sure they dont plan on pushing liability to the drivers claiming they are independent contractors. 

    Cleaning and insurance will be a huge hurdle. 

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    RMaddox
    109 Rider
     2 years ago

    This is the GetAround, right?  they are just stamping it with uber's logo.

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    CaptainChampion
    127
     2 years ago

    $5 an hour?!  No frickin' way.  That's cheaper than a Home Depot pickup truck.

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      BGraft89
      616 Rider Driver
       2 years ago

      Hold on a sec.  If someone rents a car for the weekend, that's 2.5 days - and $300.  Not shabby.

      and no one will rent a car for one or two hours.  Even a short grocery trip would take 2~3 hours.  $10~15.   Imagine making that for doing nothing.  Your car can be making money while you are at work and while you are sleeping.

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    DWang02
    105 Rider
     2 years ago

    I am very curious as to where I am allowed to drop them off.  

    I am very curious how it'll work in the city vs the suburbs.  In the city, are people picking them up from street parking?  How would you return your car?  In the suburbs, do some guys just walk up to my property and take my car?  or in my garage?

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    SmittenKitten
    2043 Rider
     2 years ago

    Won't this cut into their own business model of the UberX business?  I guess it goes against ZipCars, Hertz, and Enterprise, huh.  I guess that is a different segment of the market.