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"I will tip you in the app" is that a polite way to say beat it!?

Discussion in 'Tips' started by Nonya busy, Jan 9, 2018.

  1. Nonya busy

    Nonya busy Active Member

    Location:
    cleveland
    "I will tip you in the app"

    is that a polite way to say beat it!?
     
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  2. Surgeio

    Surgeio Active Member

    Location:
    Maui, Hawaii
    Driving:
    UberX
    I get more in-app tips from those who don't talk about it than those who do.
     
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  3. semi-retired

    semi-retired Active Member

    Location:
    Kansas City
    Here is what you do. Ask the passenger if they have seen the cool new feature in the Uber app. They most likely will say "what new feature"? This is where you say let me show you... Now this has to be done at the end of the ride. Show them how to rate you and recommend they select the 5 stars if that is how they feel or a 1 doesn't matter though you would prefer 5 stars. When that is done the Tip options come up, this is where you say... "Isn't this neat? They let you tip in the app now." and since you are there with them on that screen they now feel obligated to tip you and most likely it will be $5 because they do not want to appear cheap. And now you have taught a passenger how to rate you 5 stars and tip you.

    Don't ask me how I know this... let's just say I have guided a couple of new passengers over the past week on how to "close out" the trip. The first few times they asked how do they make sure I got paid was I told them if they paid with a credit, debit or paypal it pays me automagically. Then I got a bit wiser and decided to guide them to the proper way of closing out the ride.
     
  4. Nonya busy

    Nonya busy Active Member

    Location:
    cleveland
    Good idea
     
  5. Alison Chains

    Alison Chains Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Central Indiana
    Driving:
    UberX
    I smile and nod. If they speak of it they know how to find it. Either way, I'll have swiped them out, posted their rating, and will be on the way to my next ride by the time they do or don't tip in the app. Don't need to be preoccupied with it while I'm working. They may fully intend to do so but stuff like that is easy to forget.
     
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  6. Big Wig !!!

    Big Wig !!! Well-Known Member

    Location:
    I'll never tell
    Driving:
    Lyft
    My fav is "5* for you".
     
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  7. FormerTaxiDriver

    FormerTaxiDriver Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Tennessee
    I do that too.
     
  8. Grahamcracker

    Grahamcracker Moderator Moderator

    Location:
    Honolulu, HI
    Driving:
    UberX
    My favorite was when Uber didn't have in-app tipping and the pax would say I'll tip you in-app. I always let them know that Uber doesn't have that feature. Sometimes they would tip cash after saying that.
     
  9. nachoman

    nachoman Member

    Location:
    Dallas, TX
    One thing that I learned as a driver is that when I am a passenger that I show the driver that I am tipping before I get out of the car.
     
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  10. Brunch

    Brunch Active Member

    Location:
    Neverland
    One woman I've given a ride to a few times tells me, "I'll give you your stars".

    I don't end the trip until the passenger leaves my car or the last bag is unloaded from the trunk. I give my driver cash...
     
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2018
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  11. joebo1963

    joebo1963 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Fort Lauderdale
    I’ve been driving for over a year. Those that want to tip just do it and don’t say it. Others say I want to tip in the app before the ends and I end the ride a few hundred feet early so it ends on their end and I can help them with the app I did this twice this week and both tipped while in the car But the ones who say I’ll tip you in the app or I’ll take care of you in the app..as they exit the car..those are almost always the liars. They are usually easy to spot. I had 2 of those yesterday. I knew and gave both 4 stars and sure enough no tip
     
  12. Doowop

    Doowop Well-Known Member

    Location:
    USA
    You are an extortionist I tell ya. And I like it. You are forcing people with poor character to do something that makes them squirm: part with a few dollars.
     
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  13. RedANT

    RedANT Active Member

    Location:
    SEA & MCO
    Driving:
    UberX
    "I'll tip you in the app."

    "Thank you! I'll be sure to give you a 5 star rider rating as soon as that posts and I can close out this ride!"
     
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  14. semi-retired

    semi-retired Active Member

    Location:
    Kansas City
    Now that is a badge of honor that I will accept graciously. :cool:
     
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  15. IERide

    IERide Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Southern California Inland Empire
    Driving:
    UberX
    I have only had a few riders say this, but 100% of those that said it, never did it..
     
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  16. nachoman

    nachoman Member

    Location:
    Dallas, TX
    I ask them to end the ride when I get there so I can show them that I am actually tipping. Since I am usually only going to a nearby bar that has plenty of parking or back to my house they all seem more than ok with it to make sure I am actually going to give them the 5 dollar tip.
     
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  17. upyouruber

    upyouruber Well-Known Member

    Location:
    North Korea
    No, its' code for "please rate me 1* NOW!" to which I happily oblige!
     
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  18. 2Cents

    2Cents Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Otlando
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  19. goneubering

    goneubering Well-Known Member

    Location:
    LA/Orange Counties
    Driving:
    UberX
    When they tell me that they almost always come through.
     
  20. OrlUberOffDriver

    OrlUberOffDriver Well-Known Member

    Location:
    O'Town
    So, how many rides you have under your belt AND how many 5 stars??
     

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