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Old 02-17-2019, 10:52 AM
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In Daytona this weekend for the duals and hanging out with friends. Last night we took Urber for the 4th or 5 time this weekend. We get a tool fora driver the was wrong way driving and wasn't stopping and turning around fast enough for any of us in the van. This was as soon as he picked us up and made the turn on to the one way street. Within a 1/2 of a block we encountered a car coming at us and it was very clsoe to an accident. We started telling him he needed to stop and turn around. He got pissed, told us to get out and still charged my debit card. I filed a complaint with Uber and they have already refunded my money.
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You're lucky. Last Feb an Uber driver charged my card a $100 cleaning fee, after a 3 mile ride, and I had to file a credit card dispute. Uber would only reply with canned 'We're sorry, please send us details" emails. Sounds like they've gotten their shit together, but only use Lyft now. Sure it won't be long until the Uber acquires Lyft.
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And take your debit card off the account. Use a credit card.
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You're lucky. Last Feb an Uber driver charged my card a $100 cleaning fee, after a 3 mile ride, and I had to file a credit card dispute. Uber would only reply with canned 'We're sorry, please send us details" emails. Sounds like they've gotten their shit together, but only use Lyft now. Sure it won't be long until the Uber acquires Lyft.

This was in the local news a while back. It's becoming more and more common, especially at late night pickups from bars. They said it's very difficult to dispute.
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My niece called her brother an uber because he was drunk. On the way home he puked and they charged her $150. Whats too much to charge if some pukes in your car.
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Originally Posted by mcsd63 View Post
This was in the local news a while back. It's becoming more and more common, especially at late night pickups from bars. They said it's very difficult to dispute.
I believe the solution is one is suppose to remember and take some date and time (geo info) stamped photos of the vehicle and driver upon exit of the car
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My niece called her brother an uber because he was drunk. On the way home he puked and they charged her $150. Whats too much to charge if some pukes in your car.
The problem is, drivers are charging the fee and no one had puked in the car.
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I dont believe there is too much to charge for actually vomitting in someones car. That stuff is nasty and impossible to get out 100%.

Take pictures late night coming in and going out if you are suspicious of your driver.
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Just take a normal taxi,
the cars need to be inspected more frequently, the drivers must hold a commercial drivers licence and have periodic medical checkups.
What UBER is doing is a legal work-around to provide public transportation without applying the same measures and limits as leagl taxi companies have.
Who owns his own business or lost his job because of "illegal" working company providing their service as at a lower price due their illegal work knows what i am talking about.
UBER is forbidden in almost all Europe and here in Costa Rica they just got pushed legally to either stop working or apply the same roules as normal taxi drivers and companies have to apply.
And it is my believe that this is the right and fair decision.
I don't think about if it's better to save a few bucks or to risk my health or life?
UBER drivers are not necessarely bad drivers or the cars are usafe, but at least in Europe and here in Costa Rica they dont do inspections, health checks and don't hold a taxi driver driving permit as legal taxis and drivers neet to do.
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Old 02-18-2019, 08:03 AM
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Generally speaking Uber has better service than a Taxi. I travel frequently for business and I use both, but prefer Uber.

That said Uber has been lowering their standards as of late IMO. The service has gotten increasingly expensive and the average quality of drivers/cars going down.
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That said Uber has been lowering their standards as of late IMO. The service has gotten increasingly expensive and the average quality of drivers/cars going down.
Yup - noticed that and switched to Lyft about a year ago - have not used Uber since...
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I use Uber a lot and haven't had a bad experience yet. I'm actually surprised at some of the nice vehicles people are using for Uber. Mercedes'and Cadillacs, etc. It is getting more expensive though; almost as much as a taxi.
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Old 02-18-2019, 10:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Billable Hours View Post
Yup - noticed that and switched to Lyft about a year ago - have not used Uber since...
That's funny I see many Uber drivers with Lyft decals or lights as well. They are one and the same in many cases....
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The usually do both Uber and Lyft.
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It varies by area, but I prefer left by a large margin here.
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The prices will keep going up. Venture capital money is what subsidized the cheap prices to get everyone using the service. Now that it’s become a household staple...the prices will go up.
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Originally Posted by slper View Post
In Daytona this weekend for the duals and hanging out with friends. Last night we took Urber for the 4th or 5 time this weekend. We get a tool fora driver the was wrong way driving and wasn't stopping and turning around fast enough for any of us in the van. This was as soon as he picked us up and made the turn on to the one way street. Within a 1/2 of a block we encountered a car coming at us and it was very clsoe to an accident. We started telling him he needed to stop and turn around. He got pissed, told us to get out and still charged my debit card. I filed a complaint with Uber and they have already refunded my money.
That was tough to read.
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Old 02-18-2019, 06:17 PM
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My niece called her brother an uber because he was drunk. On the way home he puked and they charged her $150. Whats too much to charge if some pukes in your car.
MY car? A shitload. Get your wallet out!
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Old 02-18-2019, 06:21 PM
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So what you guys are actually saying is that Uber and Lyft are slowly becoming... wait for it... your local taxi service.

Holy shit, who wants to put up with a-holes and drunks at night for normal money??!! I don’t see y’all jumping up on the bandwagon to drive...
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https://kfor.com/2019/02/17/uber-say...llion-in-2018/
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