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What the heck is Wait & Save? How does it appear for the drivers?

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AngieKM169
117 Rider
 Posted 5 months, 2 weeks ago

This option started showing up for me late 2020. It may have been there for longer but I never saw it before.  I honestly am not sure what to make of this because I never really know how much I am willing to wait. 

I mean, has there been some expectation before as to how quickly a driver is supposed to show up?  Some kind of an SLA? I don't remember there being any. 10 minutes?  20 minutes? 

Is there some kind of threshold as to when something becomes a wait & save?  It feels pretty obscure to me and do drivers get paid less?

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    KaySHarvey
    101
     5 months ago

    I feel like the same discounts should apply to people who reserve in advance. It's all about accomodating for the inventory, right?

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    JonHogan
    86 Driver
     5 months ago

    It's typical of when they start setting these lofty expectations (say for rides as quickly as possible) and now they are going back against it to save a few bucks.

    I don't mind but it does make the approach of calling rides a bit interesting.  We were finally getting used to "on-demand" services where we no longer make reservations but call when we need a ride.  Now with this option, it's like somewhere in the middle.

    I actually sort of wonder when this is applicable.  It's either you reserve a ride or you need a ride now. Who calls for a ride like, "I sorta wanna leave but don't really need to. " I am sure it exists but how often is that? 

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    DriveMeToTheMoon
    291 Driver Driver
     5 months ago

    This reminds me of Amazon how they have some obscure shipping options.  Like delivery on Amazon days and combine to fewer shipments. It may take longer but you save like a dollar.  or get digital credit and stuff.

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    CWalcutt75
    258 Driver
     5 months ago

    Just more ways to confuse consumers.

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    beccaSF
    25
     5 months ago

    They have this for Uber Eats too, wait a bit longer and save $1. 

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      CWalcutt75
      258 Driver
       5 months ago

      So if you don't care when to eat, you use this options. I guess it makes sense.