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Can I sell Energy Shots during a Ride?

ddcash

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Like put up a suttle little sign and tape a energy drink shot to it? For like $3/each?
I know they say dont promote other businesses and all, but I think most bar uber customers would buy this.
Thoughts?
 

ddcash

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Yay? Nay? Am I opening myself up to bad reviews, you think? I can get a box at Costco for $39 for 48 bottles. That's a little over $2 profit each. And I drive XL. Just an idea.
 

Fuzzyelvis

Well-Known Member
Like put up a suttle little sign and tape a energy drink shot to it? For like $3/each?
I know they say dont promote other businesses and all, but I think most bar uber customers would buy this.
Thoughts?
It may not be legal. You would need to charge sales tax and pay it to the state. You could include that in the $3 (so the actual price would be lower). You'd maybe need a license. It would depend a lot on where you are and the laws there.

Basically you can't just open a store anywhere. Maybe you can depending on locality but you'd want to check first before getting in trouble.
 

merkurfan

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Like put up a suttle little sign and tape a energy drink shot to it? For like $3/each?
I know they say dont promote other businesses and all, but I think most bar uber customers would buy this.
Thoughts?
who's car is it? are you an employee or a contractor?
 

merkurfan

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I might be the only one who buys things from my riders.. it's one of the few reasons I still drive from time to time.. So.. why are to taking an uber today? If they say their car broke or they wrecked it.. I just ask them "are you going to fix it?" if they say no.. I then offer to come take a look at it and make an offer. Many times they are paying ME to go look at it because they are on their way home. I have been able to buy about 75% of them and made 300-2000 on each one.
 

BurgerTiime

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Don't do passengers any favors. You're not a store on wheels and this could ding your ratings. Don't even give out water. Uber doesn't reimburse you so don't do Uber any favors either. Don't give out 5 stars to passengers that don't tip and don't pick up passengers with a rating below 4.4.
 

poopy

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I say sell it.

Sell whatever. Making money is why you're driving for Uber. Which in and of itself, certainly isn't $ making.

As far as legality of retail sales -- you're already a illegal cab, being a street vendor is only a step up.

PS: put the sign on your visor... only after bringing up the subject of wares for sale, flip down the visor for: items and prices.
It'll keep the odds in your favor of pax snapping a pic and sending it in for your punishment.
 

Luberon

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The only flaw in the idea is that Uber passengers are majority entitled cheapskates. Many will feel you collected free drinks from your employer (uber) only to sell it to them. Remember uberx customers sometimes split $7 fare three ways .. Ha!
 

ATL2SD

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It's your car do as you please. Just because you use Uber's shitty app, doesn't mean you're their @@@@@ for a few a hours a day.
 

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