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The DC income divide

NITWITone

Active Member
They all think it's included in the ride,I spoke with one to open that option for uber taxi and read the small print not include uberx pool xl or black,they were shock upon read it they all thought it was included
 

DeplorableDonald

Well-Known Member
I call BS on that. When you see a CC charge for $7.85 how can you think a tip is included in that?
Most people don't look at their credit card statement in detail, let along think about their Uber bill.

When hackers get a cache of 10,000 credit card numbers, they will run charges of $3-$5 on them. It allows them to do two things:

1. Verify the card is good

2. Make a nice chunk of cash. The VAST majority of people won't notice a $3/$5 charge on their account, especially immediately.

$30,000-$50,000 is adult money. I'm in the wrong business
 

leosc

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Ride for just $2.49
Enjoy guaranteed low fares in DC for a month when you purchase a flat fare package. Choose between 20 or 40 rides and pay a one-time activation fee to lock in $2.49 POOL and $4.49 uberX rides for 30 days.


Even with Uber pass... (30 days flat fare package), so many riders still request UberPool during rush hour (traffic is insane)
 

DeplorableDonald

Well-Known Member
Ride for just $2.49
Enjoy guaranteed low fares in DC for a month when you purchase a flat fare package. Choose between 20 or 40 rides and pay a one-time activation fee to lock in $2.49 POOL and $4.49 uberX rides for 30 days.


Even with Uber pass... (30 days flat fare package), so many riders still request UberPool during rush hour (traffic is insane)
I've never used Uber or Lyft as a rider but if I did do this gimmick, I'd do the $4.49.
 

nutzareus

Well-Known Member
Eff that!!!! I am NOT a Metro bus!!! GTFOH!!! Seriously. I want to donkey punch Fuber management...

Blue dot - 2 households with income >$200k
Yellow dot - 2 households with income <$25k

Still a small number of riders give tips. Why? Why?

*Source: http://storymaps.arcgis.com/en/

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... and those that drive in the morning notice the boost zones are in Bethesda and NW, and surges everywhere in NE and SE. Talk about disgusting, if they want to talk about equality the boost zones should be reversed.
 

exuberdriver1515

Active Member
Eff that!!!! I am NOT a Metro bus!!! GTFOH!!! Seriously. I want to donkey punch Fuber management...



... and those that drive in the morning notice the boost zones are in Bethesda and NW, and surges everywhere in NE and SE. Talk about disgusting, if they want to talk about equality the boost zones should be reversed.
Making it worse is the fact that Uber pays for all those reduced-price rides with money it would otherwise be paying drivers in boost. Or else, Uber could cut its fees. But instead, it's using those fees to subsidize cheap rides for pax. As a pax, I say, "thank you Nutzareous and thank you Uber".
 

EthiopianFemalePax

Well-Known Member
Look at how yellow that dead end neighborhood by the Safeway off Maryland avenue is. Be warned if going back in there as some dead end streets exist. I was laughing when a millennial told me he and two friends levered up to buy a 400,000 house which all their parents co signed for . I think he said they put something like 45 grand total down. This is modern finance in America: three friends loaded with several hundred k in student debt between them can’t rent on their own but with the help of a 10 percent down payment and a little co sign from mommy and daddy real estate miracles can be worked out
 

Tars Tarkas

Well-Known Member
Tipping has nothing to do with Affluence.

I was well
trained about who to tip.
It was about
Uber drivers were not one of them.
 

TahoeAl

Well-Known Member
Weird

Nationals park area is expensive
10-15 years ago, I would not go into that area in the daytime.

Tipping has nothing to do with Affluence.

I was well
trained about who to tip.
It was about
Uber drivers were not one of them.
On Sat, I was the "Uber moving van"; I usually do well with tips. 5 moving trips (one rider had been turned down 3 times), not a single tip. I take a single 40+ lady to a restaurant in Bethesda Row; $5 tip.
 

RiderOnTheStorm

Well-Known Member
When Uber was new in town, they used to explicitly advertise "NO TIPPING" as one
of the main features of the service, because although everyone would love to generously tip you,
the problem is they never have cash on hand. Uber is NO CASH and NO TIP.
Uber even said that the tip is included in the fare.

I believe it was the Government that made them stop saying that.
However, they said it loud and clear, and it's what passengers would like to believe,
and passengers never heard anything to the contrary.
So YES, most pax believe that a tip is included.
 
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