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Moving to NYC

Discussion in 'New York City' started by salsaverde77, Jan 14, 2019 at 6:53 AM.

  1. salsaverde77

    salsaverde77

    Location:
    D.C.
    Hello all,
    A recent opportunity has come up in my life to be able to move back to NYC, the only difference being that I work for Uber now. A cheap place with private parking. I drive in the D.C. region and am wondering what are the steps I have to take before moving their.

    I currently have a 2014 Prius and am aware that I need to get a TLC license before I start driving their.
    A couple of questions I have:

    - When you pass the TLC course, do you get your license and plates at the same time?
    - Can I take the test before moving their?
    - Do I have to pay insurance for a TLC, if so how much? What if I already have insurance?
    - Since I already have a car, I can just get TLC plates for that car, correct?

    Any other information you guys could give me in the process you had to go through. Time and money isn't an issue so whatever info you can give helps.
    Thanks
     
  2. Cjoey

    Cjoey

    Location:
    New york
    You can get your tlc license but you cant get tlc plates there is a cap in place. If u want to drive in nyc you have to rent a car.
     
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  3. salsaverde77

    salsaverde77

    Location:
    D.C.
    Even if I have a car? That's dumb
     
  4. iacgnuy

    iacgnuy

    Location:
    Nyc
    1) no
    2) no
    3) yes.. Need special TLC insurance to drive for hire here
    4) Just couple months too late
     
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  5. salsaverde77

    salsaverde77

    Location:
    D.C.
    how much does it cost to rent a car their on average? say like a prius or something, plus tlc insurance?
     
  6. jerseyboys

    jerseyboys

    Location:
    New Jersey & NY Suburbs
    Driving:
    UberBLACK

    $300 plus a week and includes insurance.
     
  7. salsaverde77

    salsaverde77

    Location:
    D.C.
    I just came across some of Uber's participating dealers that you can rent through that have plates and insurance included in the price. Does anyone do one of those, is that around a $400/week?
     
  8. jerseyboys

    jerseyboys

    Location:
    New Jersey & NY Suburbs
    Driving:
    UberBLACK
    I would go to an individual owner instead of dealers. Look on craigslist. TONS of TLC cars for rentals. $350 would get you a Camry. The defacto for NYC TLC Uber car.
     
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  9. An opportunity to hate your life. NYC sucks for poor folks.

    If you rich NYC its cool ....to visit:D....cuz of the night life but other than that NYC is ugly old over crowded expensive trash ....and F all its over regulated BS policies.
     
  10. salsaverde77

    salsaverde77

    Location:
    D.C.
    how much does tlc insurance run you, is that per week as well or per month. thanks
     
  11. FuberNYC

    FuberNYC

    Location:
    NYC
    Holy cow...another one?
     
  12. jerseyboys

    jerseyboys

    Location:
    New Jersey & NY Suburbs
    Driving:
    UberBLACK
    agree 100%. Very overrated.

    The charm is long lost gone. It's just a high price strip mall. sad. As someone who is native.
     
  13. Suism

    Suism

    Location:
    NYC
    I'd stay out lmao look into NJ but stay away from NYC. It's the belly of the beast, a very unprofitable one.
     
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  14. Mikemike88

    Mikemike88

    Location:
    NEW YORK
    I'm thinking about quitting even though I own my car with TLC plate

    I can't imagine anyone making money with a rented car. It's virtually impossible now unless you really want to slave 7 days a week
     
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  15. salsaverde77

    salsaverde77

    Location:
    D.C.
    I hear most drivers in NYC average $1500/ week, if that's the case do you consider that poor?
     
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  16. Bluefox30

    Bluefox30

    Location:
    New york
  17. theitalian

    theitalian

    Location:
    new york city
    Driving:
    UberX
    You heard....correct. Did you have ever seen proofs.... statements? People vent a lot....and now many guys complaints. It's definitely from September 2016 that Uber is slow except a couple of days per year.
     
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  18. Ben321

    Ben321

    Location:
    NYC
    Driving:
    UberX
    You should look into renting out a Black on black Suburban i think i saw a deal for $450 recently somewhere so you can do higher end rides SUV/BLACK, you should even look up UberMike youtube page and he will get you going on how to make 1k invoice a day.
     
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  19. theitalian

    theitalian

    Location:
    new york city
    Driving:
    UberX
    Stop trolling...you end up like your friend uberprodriver that promotes that predator rental called tower.
     
  20. Ben321

    Ben321

    Location:
    NYC
    Driving:
    UberX
    I don't promote anything foo, just trying to give the newbie some advice
     

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