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Gas Prices are going up - will Uber step up to the plate?

Discussion in 'Complaints' started by Charlie Schwartz, Jan 6, 2017.

  1. Charlie Schwartz

    Charlie Schwartz Active Member

    Location:
    New York
    Driving:
    UberX
    Gas prices are "expected" to rise this year for the first time in 4 years.

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2017/01/03/gas-prices-expected-spike-2017/96111548/

    They have, in fact, already rose substantially - by about 20 - 30 cents, while the above article says they are expected to end up around 36 cents higher than last year.

    Recently, Uber RAISED THEIR RATES in NJ after a 23 cent increase in gas prices in that state.

    http://www.app.com/story/money/business/consumer/2016/10/31/uber-nj-gas-tax/93067114/

    These gas increases are going to be very tough on rideshare drivers unless Uber again shows that it is on top of what it's like to be a driver.

    Sincerely,

    CS
     
  2. Trump Economics

    Trump Economics Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    The title of this post o_Oo_Oo_Oo_O
     
  3. Emp9

    Emp9 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Fairfax VA
    Driving:
    UberX
    with the ceo of exxons new appointment, you can bank on fuel being above $4 a gallon within the year. kinda a kick in the pants to the guys who voted driving big gas guzzling trucks.
     
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  4. I_Like_Spam

    I_Like_Spam Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Pittsburgh
    >>Recently, Uber RAISED THEIR RATES in NJ after a 23 cent increase in gas prices in that state.<<

    A coincidence I'm sure.


    The price of gasoline is irrelevant to Uber's bottom line, they don't pay for fuel,
     
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  5. sfodriver

    sfodriver Active Member

    Location:
    San Francisco, CA
    Driving:
    Lyft
    Well, if this is any indication: Lyft is decreasing rates paid to drivers by 2% starting Monday (01/23). And they also decided to start charging commission on collected Lyft Line cancellation fees.
     
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  6. Old Smokey

    Old Smokey Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Orange County
    Yes they will step up and match Lyft's price cuts. Gas is still cheap a couple years ago has was nearly $5.00 per gallon.
     
  7. kinicky21

    kinicky21 Active Member

    Location:
    Chicago
    Driving:
    Lyft
    Ouch they are now going to take commission from cancel fees? I missed that. Was that in the email also?
     
  8. LEAFdriver

    LEAFdriver Moderator Moderator

    Location:
    Lake County, IL
    Driving:
    Lyft

    I know!

    Sometimes I just read the TITLE of the post and I'm:


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  9. LEAFdriver

    LEAFdriver Moderator Moderator

    Location:
    Lake County, IL
    Driving:
    Lyft
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  10. kinicky21

    kinicky21 Active Member

    Location:
    Chicago
    Driving:
    Lyft
    I'm in awe they say that they're going to keep the whole Lyft line cancellation fee for themselves
     
  11. Tnasty

    Tnasty Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Boston
    Thank God; I accepted a full time job offer two days ago. I see little reason to continue doing this anymore.I have done over 13k rides and it means nothing to them.
     

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