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Please help me understand what just happened

Discussion in 'Surge' started by GrinsNgiggles, Oct 28, 2016.

  1. GrinsNgiggles

    GrinsNgiggles Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Dallas
    IMG_0149.PNG Sitting in the middle of a good surge. SMACK DAB IN IT! I get 3 back to back pings 11 and 12 minutes away NO SURGE. I take my uber time out and get back online. Still in the surge and the same exact thing happens. What am I missing?? I walk away empty handed :mad::mad::(:(
     
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  2. steveK2016

    steveK2016 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Atlanta
    Driving:
    UberSELECT
    Riders are dropping pins outside of surge area to defraud Uber drivers, or waiting until surge ends. Or all other Uber drivers are also ignoring outside surge pings so it cycled to you. This is starting to become common these days unfortunately
     
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2016
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  3. phillipzx3

    phillipzx3 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Portland, Oregon

    Defraud drivers? You mean like how they try to avoid paying 3 times what it would cost them to take a cab? ;-)

    Funny how Uber drivers feel they'll deserve to make a fair wage. But cabs? Cabs are the bad guys for wanting to earn a living by charging a fixed rate.

    Pot, meet kettle.
     
  4. GrinsNgiggles

    GrinsNgiggles Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Dallas
    You kinda went waaaay out in left field with that one. Yes, everyone deserves a fair wage. No, it's not funny. Welcome to capitalism, supply & demand, and reality. Adjust accordingly when a new idea affects your business. This is with any business. You have to adjust to competition and new ideas constantly or your business will fail. You can't blame the new idea/business for your lack of innovation.

    My question was a serious one as I didn't understand what actually happened. You offered no added value with your response.
     
  5. agtg

    agtg Well-Known Member

    A 3x surge would equal what a cab would charge, so you're numbers are wrong from the start.
     
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  6. agtg

    agtg Well-Known Member

    Steve is correct, but it's also possible that people in the surge zone are waiting it out and the only people pinging cars are outside the zone. If you ever get drawn to a ping just outside of a surge by accident, and the rider isn't there, but they call and give you directions elsewhere, don't move. Wait 5 minutes and cancel rider no show to collect the fee.
     
  7. GrinsNgiggles

    GrinsNgiggles Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Dallas
    Sadly there is no cancellation fee where I am. We lose money when a rider cancels. It's quite annoying.
     
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  8. Shangsta

    Shangsta Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Seattle
    Hes a disgruntled cab driver, butt hurt Uber drivers are taking some of his fares Just ignore him
     
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  9. tohunt4me

    tohunt4me Well-Known Member

    Location:
    new orleans , la.
    Uber loves when drivers fail.
     
  10. shiftydrake

    shiftydrake Well-Known Member

    Location:
    st liuis
    No I doubt he is hurting just stating fact.....you guys actually beginning to realize why cabs charge what they charge
     
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  11. martnov

    martnov Member

    Location:
    Puerto Rico
    Let me see if I understand. If their is a surge than uber drivers create pins as if they were pax outside of the surge to take out their competition?
     
  12. steveK2016

    steveK2016 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Atlanta
    Driving:
    UberSELECT
    Typo, common sense would dictated that I meant Rider as the Rider is the one that would be dropping a pin...
     
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  13. hung

    hung Active Member

    Location:
    boston
    Driving:
    UberX
    He's trying to tell you... rookies are gonna make your type of mistakes. As you become more experienced, learn to play the game or the game will play you. Eat or be eaten. ;) lol
     
  14. GrinsNgiggles

    GrinsNgiggles Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Dallas
    Who made a mistake and what was this mistake?
     
  15. hung

    hung Active Member

    Location:
    boston
    Driving:
    UberX
    Walking away empty handed
     
  16. GrinsNgiggles

    GrinsNgiggles Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Dallas
    Better than taking a ride 12 minutes outside the surge to take a loss. So what would you have done? How would you have ensured you got a ping with the surge?
     
  17. steveK2016

    steveK2016 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Atlanta
    Driving:
    UberSELECT
    I wouldn't have accept it and waited for a surge.
     
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  18. hung

    hung Active Member

    Location:
    boston
    Driving:
    UberX
    Go to a bar, get a large alcoholic drink, and reassess (your life) why any of us are doing Uber for a weasel-looking CEO
    Oh, yeah. Wait it out for another surge while enjoying a drink.
     
  19. steveK2016

    steveK2016 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Atlanta
    Driving:
    UberSELECT
    I never said you made a mistake...
     
  20. GrinsNgiggles

    GrinsNgiggles Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Dallas
    Sorry wrong quote :rolleyes:
     

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