Change it Uber or SHOVE IT!

tohunt4me

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15% increase in fares, Add GST onto your fares and we'll pay it for you. Tell us where the hell people are going B4 we pick them up! No mystery rides thanks. Also get proper offices, Australian based call centres, email and live chat as they have in USA. No dodgy offices hidden up a lane way. Not good enough UBER!
My Uber office is dodgey and hidden up a lane.
Open Tuesday and Thursday for 1/2 a day.
Only the Big cities have more access.
 

LevelX

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15% increase in fares,
May happened.....

Add GST onto your fares and we'll pay it for you
Already happened... fares went up 10% a while ago, and you do pay GST for fuber

http://www.news.com.au/finance/busi...t/news-story/3511483b53368f8967c7b05559db16da

Tell us where the hell people are going B4 we pick them up!
Why? So you can cherry pick the jobs over just like taxis use to do? Yeah won't happen either.

No mystery rides thanks
Its not a mystery, once the pax gets in the car and picked up, you know where you're going :wink:

Also get proper offices, Australian based call centres, email and live chat as they have in USA
Won't disagree, they have email support today, but yeah better support never hurts!

Farewell then, lol.
Basically...... this is your answer!
 

LevelX

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Your forgetting fares were reduced by 20% just a month before this so called increase.
and...? That was a separate issue. If the GST ruling didn't go the way it did, then the 10% increase would have never happened either.

It also depends on your state too, VIC for example, had a 15% cut, a 10% increase, then a 15% cut.......

so meh, the point was, fares went up 10% to factor in for GST at one point. It had happened. so asking for it to happen again, is just silly.
 

Instyle

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and...? That was a separate issue. If the GST ruling didn't go the way it did, then the 10% increase would have never happened either.

It also depends on your state too, VIC for example, had a 15% cut, a 10% increase, then a 15% cut.......

so meh, the point was, fares went up 10% to factor in for GST at one point. It had happened. so asking for it to happen again, is just silly.
The rate cuts across Australia in the lead up to GST specifically mentioned the price cut was only valid till 2nd Aug 2015, it didn't state "Temporary" or "Trial".
 

LevelX

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The rate cuts across Australia in the lead up to GST specifically mentioned the price cut was only valid till 2nd Aug 2015, it didn't state "Temporary" or "Trial".
Some states might have had the 'temporary' label attached, that wasn't the case for VIC. it was a rate cut, pure and simple.
 

Instyle

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Some states might have had the 'temporary' label attached, that wasn't the case for VIC. it was a rate cut, pure and simple.
I feel your downplaying Uber's deceptiveness.. :rolleyes:

In QLD, the 10% increase was purely because too many drivers jumped ship. We saw nearly 7 days straight of surge (No kidding!) all that surge slowly bought the drivers back.
 

LevelX

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I feel your downplaying Uber's deceptiveness.. :rolleyes:
Not downplaying it, just telling it how it was. Fact, In VIC, it was never a temp price cut. Fact, price went up once off by 10% to cover GST.

Fact, asking for another 10% increase to cover GST is just silly as it happened already.

Now, Asking for a rate increase in general is a different issue, and yes Uber needs to do this ASAP.
 

LevelX

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Basically UberPig you're correct. If you don't like the rates/hours/conditions etc, then you are free to leave. No one is forcing you to do it.

I don't disagree the rates could be higher! But this is Uber, they only know rate reductions sadly.
 

I_Like_Spam

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Why? So you can cherry pick the jobs over just like taxis use to do? Yeah won't happen either.



Its not a mystery, once the pax gets in the car and picked up, you know where you're going :wink:
Right now, Uber is new and progressive, the next hot idea. Even Uber Partner veterans have relatively short tenure, and there are radio ads 24/7 here in America (and probably elsewhere, no) praising Uber Partnering as the idea part time job.

Drivers aren't inclined to want to drive 20 minutes to pick up a patron going 3 blocks. The time, the gasoline just make it financially and practically infeasible- giving the drivers the information upfront prevents the losses- in your country gasoline is a lot more expensive that in America you should understand that.

I don't see how patrons in outlying areas are going to be able to expect prompt service on an ongoing basis at the expense of drivers. Right now, thousands of new drivers are coming aboard on a daily basis and the Uber idea is new and progressive. That will change. The old status quo that passengers out in the sticks will just have to wait longer and/or pay more will come back.

I know that Uber makes money on every trip, even if the drivers don't, that's why they want to pressure folks to take the trips, its just not viable in the long or medium term
 

Instyle

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Moderator
Not downplaying it, just telling it how it was. Fact, In VIC, it was never a temp price cut. Fact, price went up once off by 10% to cover GST.

Fact, asking for another 10% increase to cover GST is just silly as it happened already.

Now, Asking for a rate increase in general is a different issue, and yes Uber needs to do this ASAP.
Asking for the GST component to be itemised and commission extracted from the excluding amount is the best angle of approach.

Not mentioning the FACT that there was a price cut just before the small increase is a slight downplay. Fact is that 10% doesn't cover the GST responsibility in it's entirety.

The rates are ridiculous, I support any driver that asks for an increase an any kind, is not unreasonable!
 

LevelX

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Drivers aren't inclined to want to drive 20 minutes to pick up a patron going 3 blocks.
Correct, Its a risk you take when taking a long ping job.... In the outer suburbs, no pings over 8-10 mins, and in the inner burbs, nothing over 5 min pings. The risk is too great the job won't be profitable.

Fact is that 10% doesn't cover the GST responsibility in it's entirety.
Correct, as Fuber takes its 20-25% cut out of the 'increase'.

Not mentioning the FACT that there was a price cut just before the small increase is a slight downplay.
For MELBOURNE it wasn't really related.

The first price cut was in early May 2015 by 15%, then 3 months later in Aug 2015 we had a 10% GST increase, then in Mar 2016 we had another 15% cut.
 
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