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Pax asks me to buy booze and drop it off

Choochie

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So it's NYE and I finally get a surge request, only 1.6x but it was early still, 9:30. So next he cancels once and again 4 more times. He gave up on getting a non-surge Fare and a minute later, after they brainstorm he calls and says he really didn't want a ride, but wanted me to go to the package store and pick up a bottle of Jim beam and bring it over and he would pay me. I told him I don't do that and abruptly hung up.
So after that, the surge had ended, I called it a night and went home and relaxed. Who needs that shite, cheap basstads.
 

Micmac

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So it's NYE and I finally get a surge request, only 1.6x but it was early still, 9:30. So next he cancels once and again 4 more times. He gave up on getting a non-surge Fare and a minute later, after they brainstorm he calls and says he really didn't want a ride, but wanted me to go to the package store and pick up a bottle of Jim beam and bring it over and he would pay me. I told him I don't do that and abruptly hung up.
So after that, the surge had ended, I called it a night and went home and relaxed. Who needs that shite, cheap basstads.
We are not a maide service!!
 

Micmac

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So it's NYE and I finally get a surge request, only 1.6x but it was early still, 9:30. So next he cancels once and again 4 more times. He gave up on getting a non-surge Fare and a minute later, after they brainstorm he calls and says he really didn't want a ride, but wanted me to go to the package store and pick up a bottle of Jim beam and bring it over and he would pay me. I told him I don't do that and abruptly hung up.
So after that, the surge had ended, I called it a night and went home and relaxed. Who needs that shite, cheap basstads.
You need always watch out from those bad pax like this Dog


 

Slon

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So it's NYE and I finally get a surge request, only 1.6x but it was early still, 9:30. So next he cancels once and again 4 more times. He gave up on getting a non-surge Fare and a minute later, after they brainstorm he calls and says he really didn't want a ride, but wanted me to go to the package store and pick up a bottle of Jim beam and bring it over and he would pay me. I told him I don't do that and abruptly hung up.
So after that, the surge had ended, I called it a night and went home and relaxed. Who needs that shite, cheap basstads.
I'd have done it if he had better taste in his liquor.
 

Fauxknight

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Except for the excessive cancels I would have done it, checking his ID of course to make sure he was legal.
 

Choochie

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Except for the excessive cancels I would have done it, checking his ID of course to make sure he was legal.
Not happening for less than $50 cash upfront and I would definitely check all ID's, even then I would decline. I can see it now that I was responsible for purchasing alcohol for someone who drove drunk and had an accident. The lawyers would be sniffing all over that fellas.
 

Another Uber Driver

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Why not do as he wants? Quote him a price and do the deed, for the right price!
I do not know what the laws are in Massachusetts.

In the District of Columbia, it would be illegal. Only licenced wholesalers and retailers or their contractors or employees can deliver alcohol in the District of Columbia. How do I know this? Experience. There was a liquor store in my neighbourhood whose owner, at the time, carried all sorts of microbrews and other beers from across the country. This was in the infant days of the micros, so they were not as widely available and you did not have too many places with whole sections devoted to them. This guy was one of maybe three alcohol retailers in the City who specialised in micro, regional and other obscure brews. He knew that I drove a cab. He used to have shipments come in at National Airport (at the time, controlled by the FAA). He did not always have time to retrieve them in a prompt manner. He offered to pay me to pick up the stuff. I had to sign a document that stated that I was operating under contract to him. Further, I had to have signs prominently displayed on my cab on both sides with the name of his business, its trade name and licence number. Fortunately, as National Airport was then a Federal reservation, and the GW Parkway is still, I did not run afoul of Virginia laws.

If you are going to deliver alcohol, check your local and state laws. Further, I would perform no task that would require me to take money from my pocket. If they can call in and pay for it, fine. Still, I would check the law regarding alcohol. This is one reason why I will offer to come and get them, take them to where they want to go, let them pick up the stuff and take it back. As a driver, you can not be held responsible for what is in the possession of a paying passenger.

In many localities, the laws still are not clear on TNC drivers, but, I would find it difficult to believe that you could get into trouble for your passenger's having alcohol in his possession, as long as the containers are all closed.
 

Wallricko

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I got a 100 dollars tip for picking up McDonald's for a girl. I think she was either a stripper or high as hell......but yeah lol
 

nickd8775

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I'd ask for money up front, then start the trip at his house, drive to the store, buy it, drive back, and give the change back minus a $5 delivery fee. Or he can come himself to save $5
 

twerkyo.....UBERRRRR

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I got a request once in an area with homes that are multi million dollars. The guy offered me 50 bucks to pick up 2 packs of smokes. Got there 10 minutes later, he throws me 80 bucks. I cancel as do not charge rider. Not my most profitible request, but still my best ride ever. Those cigarettes stayed quiet the whole time.

I still regret not giving him my personal number to be his mule for cash any time he needed me to.... The dude was like 50 years old cool as hell
 

Tim In Cleveland

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So it's NYE and I finally get a surge request, only 1.6x but it was early still, 9:30. So next he cancels once and again 4 more times. He gave up on getting a non-surge Fare and a minute later, after they brainstorm he calls and says he really didn't want a ride, but wanted me to go to the package store and pick up a bottle of Jim beam and bring it over and he would pay me. I told him I don't do that and abruptly hung up.
So after that, the surge had ended, I called it a night and went home and relaxed. Who needs that shite, cheap basstads.
I got paid $30 to bring someone a pack of cigarettes plus I ran the Uber meter from my house to the store and then to his house. He paid $45 for those cigs, lol.
 

Fauxknight

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Not happening for less than $50 cash upfront and I would definitely check all ID's, even then I would decline. I can see it now that I was responsible for purchasing alcohol for someone who drove drunk and had an accident. The lawyers would be sniffing all over that fellas.
Your responsibility doesn't go beyond making sure he is old enough to be allowed to but it himself. If you're super paranoid you can ask him if there is any legal reason he might not be allowed to have alcohol. At that point you've just about met the legal requirements to sell him a handgun (usually the only other thing you need to sell a personal firearm us to make sure you are both residents of the same state).
 

Choochie

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This is one reason why I will offer to come and get them, take them to where they want to go, let them pick up the stuff and take it back. As a driver, you can not be held responsible for what is in the possession of a paying passenger.
I do that frequently - they get a ride to the paki, pick up their booze and I drive them back. Usually college kids. When I ask their age and how they are buying booze (law is 21 here). Some intimate they know someone or have id. I don't care about that.

I'd ask for money up front, then start the trip at his house, drive to the store, buy it, drive back, and give the change back minus a $5 delivery fee. Or he can come himself to save $5
Yeah I would have started the trip at their house, collect the money and do as you say. It seemed like he didn't want to pay the surge and was canceling to try to get the ride cheaper so I didn't have any confidence I was going to have much success with these folks. AND of course he sounded young.

I got a request once in an area with homes that are multi million dollars. The guy offered me 50 bucks to pick up 2 packs of smokes. Got there 10 minutes later, he throws me 80 bucks. I cancel as do not charge rider. Not my most profitible request, but still my best ride ever. Those cigarettes stayed quiet the whole time.
There was guy around here who used to have me pick up his food. He would pay me to go to his house, collect the money and get the food and bring it back. Always a great tipper.
I also went into the courthouse and delivered some papers and he gave me an $80 tip because he didn't want to go in.
 

Choochie

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If you are going to deliver alcohol, check your local and state laws.
Here is the law in MA.
"The host of a party can be held liable for a guest who causes injury to others if it is proved that the host knew or should have known that the guest was intoxicated but continued to allow the guest to drink alcoholic beverages."
I'm sure it could be contrived that I was somehow responsible by the lawyers if anything happened. I'd rather not walk that murky line.
 

Choochie

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I do not know what the laws are in Massachusetts.

In the District of Columbia, it would be illegal. Only licenced wholesalers and retailers or their contractors or employees can deliver alcohol in the District of Columbia. How do I know this? Experience. There was a liquor store in my neighbourhood whose owner, at the time, carried all sorts of microbrews and other beers from across the country. This was in the infant days of the micros, so they were not as widely available and you did not have too many places with whole sections devoted to them. This guy was one of maybe three alcohol retailers in the City who specialised in micro, regional and other obscure brews. He knew that I drove a cab. He used to have shipments come in at National Airport (at the time, controlled by the FAA). He did not always have time to retrieve them in a prompt manner. He offered to pay me to pick up the stuff. I had to sign a document that stated that I was operating under contract to him. Further, I had to have signs prominently displayed on my cab on both sides with the name of his business, its trade name and licence number. Fortunately, as National Airport was then a Federal reservation, and the GW Parkway is still, I did not run afoul of Virginia laws.
https://malegislature.gov/Laws/GeneralLaws/PartI/TitleXX/Chapter138/Section22
This is a little different as this was end user delivery.
"It appears as though you need a permit in MA. I'm not a lawyer but who needs the aggravation.
Any person may, but only for his own use and that of his family and guests, transport alcoholic beverages or alcohol, without any license or permit, but not exceeding in amount, at any one time, twenty gallons of malt beverages, three gallons of any other alcoholic beverage, or one gallon of alcohol, or their measured equivalent; provided, that any person may, without any license or permit, transport from his place of residence to a new place of residence established by him alcoholic beverages manufactured by him for his own private use.
Whoever knowingly transports within the commonwealth any alcoholic beverages or alcohol except as authorized by this section shall be punished by a fine of not more than two thousand five hundred dollars or by imprisonment for not more than six months, or both."
 

Another Uber Driver

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This is a little different as this was end user delivery.
"It appears as though you need a permit in MA. I'm not a lawyer but who needs the aggravation.
Perhaps I was not too clear on this in my reply, but in the District of Columbia, you would need the contract and signs to deliver even to the end user. I have seen the vehicles used by the stores, here, and they have the signs. In all cases, the cars either belonged to the store, its owners or employees. District Law does allow employees to use their own cars to deliver alcohol, as long as the signs are present. The owner that I referenced told me that he might ask me to deliver to customers and that since he had the contract, I could do it. He never did ask me to deliver to his customers, as he did not want to pay cab rates for that.

From what I read of your post, it would appear that you would need a licence, permit. contract, employment or something in order to deliver to an end user.
 
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