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Drivers, you're not a U-Haul

Risab1981

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I must be in the minority here but, mattresses (and full on moving scenarios) aside, I don't mind hauling shit as long as it's @ XL/LUX XL rates.
I'd rather have 1 PAX leaving a Best Buy with a 65" Samsung in my car vs. 6 Aux Bros(trademark mark_mark )leaving a Brewery going .7 miles back to their Frat House, or waiting on 6 people to get in and out going .5 miles back to their hotel.

I've hauled 3 Tv's. No big deal. Longish trips and always tipped.

Most of my XL trips are 2-3 people with a ton of luggage going to the AP, so I'm "hauling" their luggage. What's the difference if it's 5 big ass suitcases or 1 TV, or a couple of boxed furniture leaving IKEA?

BTW a suitace being loaded, with their hard ass wheels are far more likely to scratch your car then a wax coated cardboard TV box.
 
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mark_mark

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I must be in the minority here but, mattresses (and full on moving scenarios) aside, I don't mind hauling shit as long as it's @ XL/LUX XL rates.
I'd rather have 1 PAX leaving a Best Buy with a 65" Samsung in my car vs. 6 Aux Bros leaving a Brewery going .7 miles back to their Frat House, or waiting on 6 people to get in and out going .5 miles back to their hotel.

I've hauled 3 Tv's. No big deal. Longish trips and always tipped.

Most of my XL trips are 2-3 people with a ton of luggage going to the AP, so I'm "hauling" their luggage. What's the difference if it's 5 big ass suitcases or 1 TV, or a couple of boxed furniture leaving IKEA?

BTW a suitace being loaded, with their hard ass wheels are far more likely to scratch your car then a wax coated cardboard TV box.
Aux Bro! come on dog! biting my style nationally
 

2Cents

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Arrive at pax location they are moving asked if I could make multiple trips said they would pay me 100$ I said ok cash upfront guess what no cash I said sorry no can do cancel ride before it even started reported to Uber
They had no cash when you asked them?
 
I had one kinda like this this past sunday. Get in app message "You are taking my mom home, she has some bags, we will help load them and someone will help unload them". I almost canceled but sunday nights are slow. I assumed it was a "short moving my crap" thing. When I got there it was a wheel chair, O2 machine, assorted plastic bags, a wheel chair and one large woman. Oh, and two cats in cages. They told me it was a 30 or so mile ride, 3 drivers canceled already and gave me $20 upfront to not do the same. I have a minivan so I did do it, I even loaded most of the crap to make sure they damage anything. Turns out this woman was staying with her son for 3 weeks over xmas, was a former exotic dancer and crackhead. There were people there to unload her crap also. I would up getting a ride half-way back home on DF.
 

touberornottouber

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I was leaving my apartment complex earlier today when I saw this poor ant in his shiny Acura MDX helping a lady load a full size mattress, bed frames and a few other pieces of furniture. The most painful part, the lady saying "I won't keep you that long, we're only going to the Goodwill" (Which happens to be a couple of miles away).
Even worse, what if she had bed bugs? :frown:
 

Slim Pete

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This happened during December before Christmas;

I get a ping to a Rite Aid store. As I pull up a young woman approaches from the sidewalk in front of the store. She's carrying a small shopping bag and nothing more. Oh well......surely a one mile run but whatever, let's get it over with. As I approach she smiles and waves her phone at me. Then she motions to a young man standing about 50 feet away, who begins walking towards me carrying a large wrapped Christmas tree. I drive a Toyota Corolla LE.

WTH.......:eek::eek:

"Where da hell do you think that's going???"

"On top of your car? You don't have to worry, the store employees help loading the tree and tying it down. You don't even have to get out of your car."

Yes I said some words that were not "Merry Christmas " as I cancelled and hi-tailed it out of there.
You were smart, but I'm pretty sure they soon found an ant dumb enough to take them.
 

Lissetti

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You were smart, but I'm pretty sure they soon found an ant dumb enough to take them.
I got another ping 2 minutes later and picked up another pax. The route took me back by there in less than 10 minutes and she was gone. The worker was sitting back at his station drinking coffee.
 

2Cents

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I took a ride to a Starbucks one time and me and the driver were Chillin in the parking lot after the ride so we both started sharing stories of ackward passenger requests and we were both laughing ... as we both were laughing a request came in.. he was like " I have to accept this..."
As soon as he did the passenger called and he had his blue tooth hooked up to the speakers...
The passenger was like " Yo do you have room in your car for a dresser?"
The driver was like " excuse me"?
The passenger was like "yo, I'm across the parking lot at the rooms to go.."

We both exploded laughing and I said" that's my cue to go.. that's all you."
The driver took off.
 

LAWeasel

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How do you see the in app pax messages after cancelling a ride? Just got a ping from HD, then an immediate message from pax: "at home depot loading dock. Have wood to load"

I HATE uber for this. At least Lyft will show the business name instead of street address. At least this guy saved me the trouble of driving there.
 

Uber_Dubler

Active Member
I like the one's where Sue is the rider, she comes out from the apartment, gets in the car, you confirm her name, swipe start the ride, and then she asks you to wait b/c her boyfriend is coming right out. 4 Minutes later he's coming out with a suitcase and expects me to put it in the trunk.
 

mark_mark

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Yo don’t come down to Seatte! We blowing up a Bridge and using Uber Prius to hual it out!

Viaduct Car End Of the World
-Tminus Friday 10pm!!!!

Coke is on me
 

Pax Collector

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I must be in the minority here but, mattresses (and full on moving scenarios) aside, I don't mind hauling shit as long as it's @ XL/LUX XL rates.
I'd rather have 1 PAX leaving a Best Buy with a 65" Samsung in my car vs. 6 Aux Bros(trademark mark_mark )leaving a Brewery going .7 miles back to their Frat House, or waiting on 6 people to get in and out going .5 miles back to their hotel.

I've hauled 3 Tv's. No big deal. Longish trips and always tipped.

Most of my XL trips are 2-3 people with a ton of luggage going to the AP, so I'm "hauling" their luggage. What's the difference if it's 5 big ass suitcases or 1 TV, or a couple of boxed furniture leaving IKEA?

BTW a suitace being loaded, with their hard ass wheels are far more likely to scratch your car then a wax coated cardboard TV box.
Yup, at the end of the day it's all about what makes financial sense to you and doesn't damage your vehicle, especially if it's accompanied by a good tip.
 

NYCFunDriver

Active Member
During the summer I had a PAX who had to move out of her apartment. It was a Friday night. I picked her up in Brooklyn and had to bring her to Queens. It took her ten minutes to put her belongings into my vehicle. Heavy garbage and laundry bags stuffed with personal belongings. I saw she was recovering from a leg injury. She told me when I started the trip two other drivers cancelled. Now I see why. Too much baggage. We get to her drop off point and find out the person who was renting to her gave her the wrong address. The trip ended. I helped unload her items to get out of there quickly and told her she'd have to get another Uber. I couldn't take an unsolicited fare and I wasn't going to reload my vehicle. I'm outta here! Never again. Call a mover.
 

Pax Collector

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During the summer I had a PAX who had to move out of her apartment. It was a Friday night. I picked her up in Brooklyn and had to bring her to Queens. It took her ten minutes to put her belongings into my vehicle. Heavy garbage and laundry bags stuffed with personal belongings. I saw she was recovering from a leg injury. She told me when I started the trip two other drivers cancelled. Now I see why. Too much baggage. We get to her drop off point and find out the person who was renting to her gave her the wrong address. The trip ended. I helped unload her items to get out of there quickly and told her she'd have to get another Uber. I couldn't take an unsolicited fare and I wasn't going to reload my vehicle. I'm outta here! Never again. Call a mover.
I think some people consider rideshare as a buddy of theirs they can call for almot evey aspect of their day to day life. Need to move? Call an Uber. Need to go to the ER? Call an Uber. Send your kid to school? Yup, call an Uber.
 

Gtown Driver

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In these type of situations it's nice if they at least get in your car and keep you company. I had a guy try to use a pool to ship car shop tools in my trunk and told me to go drive them 40 minutes away into the next state during rush hour. He was truly using it as a delivery service, not even gonna get in the car. That was not happening.
 

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