Uber

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  1. ol' grouch

    ol' grouch Veteran Member

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    I don't use the start up alternate taxi services. Partly because of the way they treat their operators, partly because they change the rates during high demand (which a licensed taxi isn't allowed to do) and partly because they will take some less than stellar individuals to drive for them.

    This morning on NPR's market report, I hear that Dan Francisco says Uber is responsible for a 10% increase in traffic. It seems that rather than car pool, people are going singly again.
     
  2. Knuckle Dragger

    Knuckle Dragger Mayor of Simpleton Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I've found it's popular to blame all the worlds woes on what ever is new.
     
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    I know many people that use Uber and are very satisfied with the service.
     
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    "back in my day we just used a cab"

    I've used em several times. Like them over a regular cab any day.
     
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    Cabs cost mega bucks. when I'm in the big city and go downtown to party hard like its on sale for $19.99, Uber or Lyft is the only way to go. Cabs cost double to get to the same places. Uber for the win!!!!! Cabs can suck it. :)
     
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    Last cab ride I took was in Cincinnati to the ball park from uptown. Filthy cab, leaking antifreeze, driver didn't smell so good, cost was absurd. I'd go in a rickshaw in pouring rain before getting in a yellow cab again. Uber/Lyft sounds good to me
     
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    Knuckle Dragger Mayor of Simpleton Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    My son and his shipmates use Uber to get around when they go out. Cheaper than buying a car and dealing with all that goes with it for young enlisted guys.
     
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    I use LYFT because for some reason they come up cheaper than UBER. Never had a problem and if we get stuck in traffic I don't get charged for how long we sit there. Its in their best interest to get us to our designation as soon as possible so they can pick up another client. Yellow cab could maybe learn something from them.
     
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    I read last week that about 20% of Uber Eats Customers have had some of their food eaten before it got to them. I saw a Uber Eats driver outside a restaurant - what a Roach Coach!
     
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    My brother is an Uber driver, and I can tell you that he is mistreated by the people using the service almost every shift. He gets allot of disrespect and allot of racial "friction" we can just call it.... My brother is a gentile and genuine kind soul and wouldnt disrespect anyone the way he gets disrespected by his "patrons"....
     

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