Half off 1987 Cab Prices..."Do we even pay for that?"..

2Cents

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Back when gas was .88 cents a gallon and the minimum hourly wage was half of what a Big Mac Value meal cost today we had vehicles that would take you where you wanted to go by simply raising your hands in the air above your head and that car would stop and ask you where you wanted to go.
They were usually not very well kept and drivers hardly ever spoke English.
Now 30 years later this method of business seems antiquated. Now you look at your phone you request a vehicle and you see where the car is however....

Can you honestly say that maintainance of a vehicle is 4 TIMES less today than 30 years ago?
No and neither is the price of gas, and neither is the purchase price of a vehicle.

Yesterday I watched a video of me and my much older cousin hailing a cab to JFK.
All we had to do was walk out of our building and within 10 seconds we were in a vehicle on our way. On the way out the door opened and after looking at the door the fare was

$1.15 initial base fare and .15 per 1/8 of a mile.

Yet the Orlando fübr drivers(30 years later) get 1.00 on the base fare and .65 per mile (before fübrs take so about .47 per mile)

How is it that a supposed much better, cleaner efficient ride gets the Orlando driver 1/3 of what a NYC cab driver made 30 years ago????

You drivers out there driving for .48 per mile you're making less than Half of what a NYC cab driver made on that same fare 30 YEARS ago....

#FübrOn
 

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tohunt4me

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Back when gas was .88 cents a gallon and the minimum hourly wage was half of what a Big Mac Value meal cost today we had vehicles that would take you where you wanted to go by simply raising your hands in the air above your head and that car would stop and ask you where you wanted to go.
They were usually not very well kept and drivers hardly ever spoke English.
Now 30 years later this method of business seems antiquated. Now you look at your phone you request a vehicle and you see where the car is however....

Can you honestly say that maintainance of a vehicle is 4 TIMES less today than 30 years ago?
No and neither is the price of gas, and neither is the purchase price of a vehicle.

Yesterday I watched a video of me and my much older cousin hailing a cab to JFK.
All we had to do was walk out of our building and within 10 seconds we were in a vehicle on our way. On the way out the door opened and after looking at the door the fare was

$1.15 initial base fare and .15 per 1/8 of a mile.

Yet the Orlando fübr drivers(30 years later) get 1.00 on the base fare and .65 per mile (before fübrs take so about .47 per mile)

How is it that a supposed much better, cleaner efficient ride gets the Orlando driver 1/3 of what a NYC cab driver made 30 years ago????

You drivers out there driving for .48 per mile you're making less than Half of what a NYC cab driver made on that same fare 30 YEARS ago....

#FübrOn
Uber doesnt care.
Our cars are Free to them.

Uber should be playing us
Then be paying our cars seperately
 

2Cents

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And even Jerry Seinfeld in his new stand up special, jokes about über. He is like..
"Isn't that free?" "Do we even pay for that?"


No Jerry , the driver pays for that.

Orlando drivers you're driving for free at .45 per mile when the price of gas is $2.80+ per gallon.
#fübrn
 

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tohunt4me

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And even Jerry Seinfeld in his new stand up special, jokes about über. He is like..
"Isn't that free?" "Do we even pay for that?"


No Jerry , the driver pays for that.

Orlando drivers you're driving for free at .45 per mile when the price of gas is $2.80+ per gallon.
#fübrn
DRIVERS SUBSIDISE UBER !

Stop
 

2Cents

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The passenger's know it doesn't make sense.

No unruly UCF frat, bro; you're not paying for this ride.

Thanks Jerry!
:-D
 

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Mars Troll Number 4

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I'm curious to see what happens when uber raises prices to the point where they can turn a profit...

It sounds like they are doing away with the subsidies already, quests have turned into a joke..
 

2Cents

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They already generate profit. Not for the drivers, not for the investors, but for themselves.
TK
 

Buckiemohawk

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The actually profit margin is something around 1.50 a mile to 1.75. Which would bring true profit to the person driving for Uber. However, Uber math is dumb as shit. They go by hour and not by ride. Going by hour is actually frustrating, to drivers. It's all about the type of rides one receives. If I get a ride from Kissimmee loop area to Magic Kingdom that is profit of 25 to 35 dollars. Say i get another from walmart that goes across the street. Almost no profit unless i can get a meager tip. Yet it adds to profit margin. With Uber you have to constantly busy and actually pick up and drop off and go a decent distance. My best day with Uber was 180 dollars which included tips. But that was highly unusual.
 

Mars Troll Number 4

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The actually profit margin is something around 1.50 a mile to 1.75. Which would bring true profit to the person driving for Uber. However, Uber math is dumb as shit. They go by hour and not by ride. Going by hour is actually frustrating, to drivers. It's all about the type of rides one receives. If I get a ride from Kissimmee loop area to Magic Kingdom that is profit of 25 to 35 dollars. Say i get another from walmart that goes across the street. Almost no profit unless i can get a meager tip. Yet it adds to profit margin. With Uber you have to constantly busy and actually pick up and drop off and go a decent distance. My best day with Uber was 180 dollars which included tips. But that was highly unusual.

I hover around $150+ on most days with mears taxi... that's just sickening that $180 is your top day. My top day at mears was $900 taxable profit. (round trip to Miami with 4 hours of wait time, 18 hours total on the day.
 

Rsabcd

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The actually profit margin is something around 1.50 a mile to 1.75. Which would bring true profit to the person driving for Uber. However, Uber math is dumb as shit. They go by hour and not by ride.

Its not uber math that is dumb as shit, it the average Uber driver that is dumb as shit. Uber knows the costs involved. They are a data driven company, they probanly have more data in regards to vehicle maintenance costs than you could ever imagine.

They know the average driver is looking at his/her income as an hourly wage. These forums are filled with posts of people breaking their income down into a per hour number. It's how most people think.

Its no mistake that uber uses per hour numbers, every thing tjey do is researched and data backed. Millions of dollars have been spent to figure out who to get the most for less. Teams of psychologist, human behavior specialists , they even hired a video game design team to make drivers want to keep driving.

Every move tjey make is carefully calculated and researched.

Who would drive if they knew they wete making 8c a mile.
 

UBERyDUMB

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Its not uber math that is dumb as shit, it the average Uber driver that is dumb as shit. Uber knows the costs involved. They are a data driven company, they probanly have more data in regards to vehicle maintenance costs than you could ever imagine.

They know the average driver is looking at his/her income as an hourly wage. These forums are filled with posts of people breaking their income down into a per hour number. It's how most people think.

Its no mistake that uber uses per hour numbers, every thing tjey do is researched and data backed. Millions of dollars have been spent to figure out who to get the most for less. Teams of psychologist, human behavior specialists , they even hired a video game design team to make drivers want to keep driving.

Every move tjey make is carefully calculated and researched.

Who would drive if they knew they wete making 8c a mile.

Uber drivers are not "dumb as shit". They are victims of a pervasive system known as Uber. These drivers need money & they are tricked into believing they will make some...

Some drivers are just lonely & they do it for the excitement it brings into their lives...

Others do it just to meet people, to network, etc...They are real estate agents, insurance agents, perverts, etc...

Far from "dumb as shit" I would say...
 

Rsabcd

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Uber drivers are not "dumb as shit". They are victims of a pervasive system known as Uber. These drivers need money & they are tricked into believing they will make some...

Some drivers are just lonely & they do it for the excitement it brings into their lives...

Others do it just to meet people, to network, etc...They are real estate agents, insurance agents, perverts, etc...

Far from "dumb as shit" I would say...

Oh calm down, i am a driver. I've been a driver going on 3 years, I'd hardly consider myself dumb as shit.

I'm speaking in very general terms. I could have said, Most uber drivers are ignorant to the costs involved in this type of business especially long term... and... Most drivers are very naive and gullible and believe the propaganda uber promotes as far as earnings.

Calling drivers victims, in most cases, is nonsense. The predatory car leases and rentals, one could make a case of being victimized. Drivers who continue to drive, beat their cars to hell for 47cents pet mile and have a worthless car and 3 more years to pay on it are not victims of anything but their own stupidity.

Most drivers do this for the money, im willing to bet my hard earned cash that less than. .05% (one half of one percent) drive for uber for reasons other than money.

My point was, uber spent millions to learn the best way manipulate drivers and we fell for it. The people tjat are doing it for a social life, contacts, networking.... would they do it for free? Most would not. I tell people I do it to get put of the house, which is part true, but i wouldn't do it for free!

My rates are 1.21/mile 15/min and $2.06/.30 - 20% x/xl. In South FL its .91/.13 and 2.01/ . 30 @ .25% and 28% x/xl I try to stay out of South Fl. It burns my ass to take a ride for .68 mile and really burns my ass that they take more commision.
 

Mars Troll Number 4

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Oh calm down, i am a driver. I've been a driver going on 3 years, I'd hardly consider myself dumb as shit.

I'm speaking in very general terms. I could have said, Most uber drivers are ignorant to the costs involved in this type of business especially long term... and... Most drivers are very naive and gullible and believe the propaganda uber promotes as far as earnings.

Calling drivers victims, in most cases, is nonsense. The predatory car leases and rentals, one could make a case of being victimized. Drivers who continue to drive, beat their cars to hell for 47cents pet mile and have a worthless car and 3 more years to pay on it are not victims of anything but their own stupidity.

Most drivers do this for the money, im willing to bet my hard earned cash that less than. .05% (one half of one percent) drive for uber for reasons other than money.

My point was, uber spent millions to learn the best way manipulate drivers and we fell for it. The people tjat are doing it for a social life, contacts, networking.... would they do it for free? Most would not. I tell people I do it to get put of the house, which is part true, but i wouldn't do it for free!

My rates are 1.21/mile 15/min and $2.06/.30 - 20% x/xl. In South FL its .91/.13 and 2.01/ . 30 @ .25% and 28% x/xl I try to stay out of South Fl. It burns my ass to take a ride for .68 mile and really burns my ass that they take more commision.

Orlando has the lowest uber/lyft rates in the country,

If the rates where what you are getting i might consider doing uber.

The rates in Miami are a HUGE improvement over Orlando, let that sink in.
 
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