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Is uber a monopoly?

Discussion in 'News' started by Jermin8r89, Dec 28, 2016.

  1. SEAL Team 5

    SEAL Team 5 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Phoenix
    Driving:
    Livery
    I like your initiative. Just make sure that Milton Bradley makes the game as realistic as driving for Uber. ie many more bankruptcy cards in Community Chest, the houses and hotels in rubble, many more Go to Jail spaces, the car piece missing a wheel and especially the little Monopoly man looking identical to Travis.
     
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  2. UberSchmuber

    UberSchmuber Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Point Pleasant
    Driving:
    UberXL
    In this fledgling industry, Uber can/could become yesterdays news.
    The TLC industry flourished for years on a horrible customer service model.
    Bohica (google it) was the norm.
    What the geniuses in the Rideshare Ivory towers haven't figured out yet is that the feedback system insures that the bad apples get taken care of,courtesy of the passengers themselves.
    Good drivers with clean cars are the key, and the company that in the end rewards it drivers best will come out on top by getting and retaining the them, $68 Billion valuations be damned.
    Uber can only eliminate rivals with red ink for so long.
     
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  3. I_Like_Spam

    I_Like_Spam Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Pittsburgh
    I guess it depends on the city.

    Here in Pittsburgh, Yellow Cab was totally dominant- even though different outfits over the years came in and ran competing cab companies.

    The reason why they kept their dominance was market share. The vast majority of cabs on the road were Yellow, making it a lot more likely one was near the requesting passenger- so why call anyone else.

    As far as other forms of transportation, Pittsburgh Transportation (the parent of Yellow Cab) ran access cars and vans for the disabled, school transportation, limos, work transportation driving workers from distant parking lots, etc.

    The Uber idea, of having private cars for commercial transportation wasn't even thought of until the current epoch.
     
  4. Ubercycle

    Ubercycle Active Member

    Location:
    Potholes City
    Driving:
    UberX
    They are the two sides of the same coin.
    You need to be stupid to compare Lyft to Uber, or google to Yahoo, at&t to Verizon, Facebook to twitter....they are sharing the market that's it, this is the free market, we have to have at least to competitor producing the same product or service type, if there is no competitor, we need to create one to give the consumer the choice, Lyft comes 1 year after Uber, can we expect another Ridshare company beside Uber and Lyft? of course "reinvent the wheel" is only waste of time and money.

    Uber and Lyft still new growing companies, give theme couple more years to see the entire image, now both of theme rely on independent drivers and their cars, this is not going to let theme grow much, so they're going either to hire drivers as employees, using Uber cars with signs, or they are going to operate like high tech Cab companies. and drivers will be subcontractors.
     
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2016
  5. Tedgey

    Tedgey Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles
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    UberX
    Lol. Uh oh, where's this one going?
     

  6. Tedgey

    Tedgey Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Driving:
    UberX
    Yes indeed. Only a moron would compare Lyft and Uber. They're as different as Post raisin bran and Kellogg's raisin bran!
     
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  7. Polomarko

    Polomarko Active Member

    Location:
    San Francisko
    Driving:
    UberX
    Unfortunately Uber and Lyft are new way of agreveted stage of capitalism how to ripp of people.
    It is new way of exploitation and will be no gavrament to regulate this business until Uber and Lyft workers get
    organized and fight back.
     
  8. Polomarko

    Polomarko Active Member

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    San Francisko
    Driving:
    UberX
    Free market does not mean that every company has its own rules.
    Free market means that Gavrament set business regulations that are the same for all companies.
     
  9. Karen Stein

    Karen Stein Well-Known Member

    Location:
    St. Louis
    Words mean things.

    If you alter your behaviour to comply with the law, you are simply a good citizen. You're not exploiting a technicality, you're obeying the law.

    America is unique in that our system is designed to limit government. That is, some functionary isn't allowed to make rules up to suit his convenience.
     
  10. UberChicago80

    UberChicago80 Active Member

    Location:
    Chicago
    Truer words have never been spoken Ms. Handler.
     
  11. Ubercycle

    Ubercycle Active Member

    Location:
    Potholes City
    Driving:
    UberX
    Nobody said that, but every company has its rules, these rules has rules which the government seated up.
    To better Understand, you can take 2 football teams, they may have two different plans to play and win the game, but they have to follow the game rules.
    what makes Lyft different form Uber?
    Uber call incentive promotions or boost, Lyft call it prime time
    Uber use x1.5 or x2 for the incentive, Lyft use 25% 150%....
    The logging button on Lyft app, is the old one on Uber
    They both Use google map
    They pay the same fare/mils and minute
    If ther is any difference it may be the flavor or taste, like Pepsi and coke.
     
  12. Ubercycle

    Ubercycle Active Member

    Location:
    Potholes City
    Driving:
    UberX
    Uber plan is The worldwide transportation market.
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  13. Polomarko

    Polomarko Active Member

    Location:
    San Francisko
    Driving:
    UberX
    To Karen!
    Unfortunately USA was uniq but now becoming more and more thried world country.
    Example. Now we have ruling oligarchy in power. Some Chief executive salaries are $8.000,00 p/h
    per hour at the same time not paying workers min wages.
    Since 1984 middle class is disapiring, workers Unions are les than 7% of organized worke force.
    1% make more money than rest of 99%
    What procentige of workers is underpay so much that have no choice than apply for food stamps.
    The reality is: We live post truth time. The Facts are not relevant any more.
    The lie is the King, "Hannibal Ante Portas"
     
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  14. Ubercycle

    Ubercycle Active Member

    Location:
    Potholes City
    Driving:
    UberX
    Food stamps = while you're working hard outdoors, on a snowy day, someone is lying on the couch in the warm living room, playing video games, will get % $$ of your daily earning.
    if you tired, or you just not happy anymore, you can join the Club.
     
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  15. Steveyoungerthanmontana

    Steveyoungerthanmontana Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    What surge?! Yeah right!
     
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  16. Buckpasser

    Buckpasser Member

    Location:
    NOCAL
    Driving:
    UberX
    JUNO when are you coming to the West coast ?
     
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  17. Charlie Schwartz

    Charlie Schwartz Active Member

    Location:
    New York
    Driving:
    UberX
    Better that some drivers are being locked in to lyft, uber has enough drivers locked into its platform. If this guy did uber part time and lyft part time, that would just further skew the citywide balance in favor of uber.
     
  18. Trump Economics

    Trump Economics Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    If you drive for Fuber, do not pass Go, do not collect $200, go directly to JAIL.
     
  19. Uberislife

    Uberislife Active Member

    Location:
    Boston,Ma
    Driving:
    UberX
    Taxis paid a living wage to its drivers can you say about uber and lyft?
     
  20. jonnyplastic

    jonnyplastic Well-Known Member

    Location:
    nj
    100% Accurate. You, my friend, hit the nail on the head...lime a junky searching for his next big hit.
     

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