The 100 Dollar , No Change Trick by Riders

UberMan555

New Member
Hi ,

Just want to share a trick that pulled out by a guy that i had ubered.

Its called the 100 dollar , No Change trick.

He said that he dont have change and only have a piece of 100 dollar note so how?

But he is very shocked and surprised that i HAD THE CHANGE for that.

So moral of story , please keep enough money to avoid this kind of no change trick.
 

Peterpan8550

Active Member
Hi ,

Just want to share a trick that pulled out by a guy that i had ubered.

Its called the 100 dollar , No Change trick.

He said that he dont have change and only have a piece of 100 dollar note so how?

But he is very shocked and surprised that i HAD THE CHANGE for that.

So moral of story , please keep enough money to avoid this kind of no change trick.
If he cannot give u the small change. Just keep the change. If he cannot pay the fare, take him to police station.

Who on earth will expect a driver to give change of $100 note for something less than $10.
 

Disgusted Driver

Well-Known Member
Oh, In Singapore do you collect the fare? Here in the US they are charged on their credit card. I was talking about someone who claimed they wanted to give me a tip but only had $100.
 

Observingonly

Well-Known Member
Both credit and cash are acceptable bro. Is there no cash option at your side?

Taxi drivers always change money among themselves. If you have no change and see taxis around, just ask if they can change. I think most will be willing to help if they have can.

The disadvantage of getting payment only by credit is that you usually don't get extras such as tips and others:

I especially like those who come to Singpore with only foreign currencies. Most will have US dollars. Some will pay 1:1. Or you can tell them you can change for them and then they can pay you the fare with the Sing dollars you have changed for them. For US dollars you can use the rate of 1.25 or even 1.2 for example. Even at 1.3 you are still protected. Many will change US$100 or US$50. For RMB rate of 5:1 is safe.
 
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NotAUberSucker

Active Member
My Comfort Cabby buddy encountered a pax who gave him a $1000 note. He told the pax taxi drivers do not have enough loose change for $1000. The Pax retorted that cabbies should always have enough change for $1000. My buddy then told him that even MacDonald will not have enough change and challenge him to a bet. The bet was that if MacDonald was able to change the $1000 bill, my buddy will give him a free ride but if MacDonald don't have enough loose change, he has to pay double fare. Can you all guess the outcome? Make a guess, the outcome will surprise you all. I will tell you what actually happened in a later post.
 

NotAUberSucker

Active Member
This was the unexpected outcome - The Pax walked out of MacDonalds with free burgers and the pax had to cough out the double fare using his credit card. The Pax bought 2 sets of burger meals and when he handed the $1000 note to the cashier, they obviously would not have enough loose change especially in the wee hours of the morning. MacDonalds apparently have an unofficial secret policy of waiving off the meal charges in such instances.

So now the cat has been let out of the bag, $1000 notes are very useful in getting you a free "Happy" meal. Just don't do it too often as junk food is bad for your health and you could be blacklisted by MacD.:biggrin:
 

easydriving

Active Member
Both credit and cash are acceptable bro. Is there no cash option at your side?

Taxi drivers always change money among themselves. If you have no change and see taxis around, just ask if they can change. I think most will be willing to help if they have can.

The disadvantage of getting payment only by credit is that you usually don't get extras such as tips and others:

I especially like those who come to Singpore with only foreign currencies. Most will have US dollars. Some will pay 1:1. Or you can tell them you can change for them and then they can pay you the fare with the Sing dollars you have changed for them. For US dollars you can use the rate of 1.25 or even 1.2 for example. Even at 1.3 you are still protected. Many will change US$100 or US$50. For RMB rate of 5:1 is safe.
U are exactly correct. Cashless payment 99.99% of the time will have no extras. Cash payment at least have chance to keep the change. Not only that, cash payment passengers can make mistake. Here are 2 examples that really happened to me.

Pick up a Aussie woman under the ERP gantry in front of Sim Lim. It was Sunday and she wanted to go airport so peak hour CBD charge. Reach airport taxi fare was $27 plus. She gave me a S$50 note plus $6 in change. She said that going back to Australia there is no use.

Picked up a American couple from Garden by the Bay taxi stand. It was abt 9pm. Send them to their condo at Bukit Timah rd. Fare was $23. He gave me what I thought was $25 and he say keep the change. Later I discovered that it was a 10 dollar one 5 dollar and a 100 dollar. It was dark and I didn't turn on the light.

So many other examples. Today I had a family from Dubai picked up from Gardens by the Bay to Grand Hyatt. We chat quite a bit abt Dubai bankruptcy laws. He was a banker. Fare was only $13. He gave me 2 ten dollar and 3 two dollar. I then pointed that he gave me 2 tens instead of one cause the 2 tens stuck together. He say keep it. If pay by credit card or Nets, no way this can happened.

Would u believe me if I told u I made more than 5k in one night driving taxi?
 

Ripsta

New Member
I kena this few days back. Trip $22.10. Rider has $100 only. I dont have enough to change and ask rider can change payment mode if have credit card. She say can and amended the payment mode. I cant wait since the drop off point wasnt ideal and will block traffic so I told her will seek assistance from Uber to charge her instead.

So i emailed Uber but unfortunately they cant help and advice to have enough change in the future and it is our responsibility blah blah blah... I replied ok sure then will uber still charge the 20% and if future cases can i just drive with the rider in tow to the nearest convenience store or whatever to change? Now waiting for their reply... Seriously theres good and bad for cash trip but with such cases there should be some flexibility rather than leave us on the perch...
 

easydriving

Active Member
Wait till u kenna the $1000 bill. Kenna 2 times. One time I was lucky as I just came out from casino and got this China lady. I think she won. Fare was abt $15 and she pull out a $1000 bill. I was able to change that. 2nd time reach destination and guy pull out $1000 bill, I told him I drive to nearest ATM and I withdraw money to change for him. Suddenly miracle happen he found $50 in his socks. KNN these cheap pax will try all sorts of tricks.
 

Harriston

Active Member
The next time someone pulls a stunt like that, pretend to be excited and say you have never seen a $1000 bill before.

Ask him or her permission to take a selfie together while holding the $1000 bill. Say you want to post on Facebook and get lots of Likes.

If he/she is stupid enough to agree to it in return for a free ride, then go ahead and post and tell the whole world what kind of passenger they are.

By now, a small miracle would happen. Small change will magically appear on their bodies and they will find themselves able to pay the fare.
 
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