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  1. P

    Chased surge, no bonus

    On Sunday 12/23, I left my home Virginia and headed towards a large, $12 surge near Bethesda, Md. Specifically, was off of River Road, near Seven Locks Road. Know this is folly to "chase the surge." But because it's the holidays I figured why not. Got to the $12 surge in time and virtually...
  2. Da Ub

    scrUbered

    last night at 2:45 am I had 3 rides left to complete the quest. Request 1- 20 minutes away long trip request 45+ Request 2- 12 minutes away long trip request 60+ Request 3- regular ride request 25 minutes away. Request 4- regular ride request 20 minutes away Request 5- 10 minutes away long...
  3. Jake2016

    Uber Manipulates Surge Badly!

    Apparently, as was discussed here earlier, Uber tries throttle drivers who know how to work surge. I live in a busy area of Orange County and it takes a while to get requests at the peak of good healthy surges. I've recently noticed on a couple occasions that passengers were not happy to be...
  4. pizza guy

    Predicting incentives, let's give it a try.

    So I'm trying to manipulate my quest so that I hit it when it's big and earn elsewhere when it's not. I took extensive time off around the 4th and then busted my but for 2 weeks of great quests. Then my quest went to crap and I went out of town again. My official prediction for next week (M-Th)...
  5. HPClays

    Rush Hour only Quest

    So, Uber doesn't want me pursuing quest or uberpoop this week. My weekday quest is 9 trips for $45, but only tripsinside the DC/Arlington geofence count and only between 6am-10am and 4pm - 8pm. They are willing to give me $5 extra per trip to to sit in traffic and deal with spoiled...
  6. ecarpio

    This is how it surges when you have a Quest promotion in Center City

    Hi there! So, Uber changed my promotion for this week. Instead of Boost I got "Quest" in Center City; drive 7 trips from 6am-10am, make $35 extra. It's funny how it was surging around Center City only. Don't be surprised if you stop receiving requests when you're getting close to reach the...
  7. BurgerTiime

    Uber is using "sophisticated" software to defraud drivers and passengers

    https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/04/uber-said-to-use-sophisticated-software-to-defraud-drivers-passengers/ Uber has devised a "clever and sophisticated" scheme in which it manipulates navigation data used to determine "upfront" rider fare prices while secretly short-changing the...
  8. circle1

    How Uber Drivers Decide How Long to Work

    How Uber Drivers Decide How Long to Work New York Times, By NOAM SCHEIBER - SEPT. 4, 2016 "The ride-hailing company Uber is best known for upending the taxi industry. Now it may be making waves in the economics profession as well. For nearly 20 years, economists have been debating how...
  9. Cielovegas

    Uber Tricks

    Uber Tricks. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/04/02/technology/uber-drivers-psychological-tricks.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=photo-spot-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news
  10. SMH Uber

    Drivers that do too much

    I took uber as pax recently. My driver didn't talk to me 90% of the way. Once we approached the nice area I live in she began yapping away. Started talking abt how beautiful the homes are. Started talking about where she lived isnt the best area and she lived in this certain town because that is...
  11. Reversoul

    Ok, now I am confused

    Did anyone else get this text that I've uploaded in this thread? I find it bizzare for a couple of reasons. First of all, since when does uber care how far we have to drive to pick up riders? Secondly, I didn't drive any pax last week. I took 41 eats deliveries though. There were a couple that...
  12. Django81

    SURGE ON SURGE OFF & COLORS

    So this morning the center of my town surges to 2.0x so I get in my car and put it in reverse (movement hmmm) and the surge drops to 1.5x. The color of the surge was I think Orange and the outer region was maybe a grey color so I drive towards the surge anyway and as soon as I hit the area of...
  13. C

    Ubers Newest Cheap Trip - To Rape Drivers.......

    I have actually been driving for Uber for a year and a half now and have seen there shitty treatment of drivers. I have watched as Uber and Lyft have screwed drivers over fares. (Lyft actually lead the way in the downward dropping of fares in Chicago in the summer of 2014) So all you lyft...
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