teddys
teddys
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June 26th, 2016 at 12:03:05 PM permalink
Uber in my market has upped the new driver bonus to $300 for the referring driver/$150 for the new driver after 20 rides given.

You'll make far more money starting a referral chain than you actually will driving.
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TwoFeathersATL
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June 26th, 2016 at 1:57:16 PM permalink
Ponzi?
Youuuuuu MIGHT be a 'rascal' if.......(nevermind ;-)...2F
EvenBob
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June 26th, 2016 at 3:25:41 PM permalink
Quote: Wizardofnothing

Rental cars cannot be used for uber- it's in the contract for the rental car for sure ,



Yeah, no..

https://www.enterprise.com/en/business-car-rental/uber.html

http://hyrecar.com/
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Wizardofnothing
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June 26th, 2016 at 4:30:15 PM permalink
This is new as of end of last year
http://qz.com/563622/ubers-new-car-rental-program-for-drivers-doesnt-actually-make-much-financial-sense/

Previously it was in contracts that it could not be used for business
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Wizardofnothing
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June 26th, 2016 at 4:33:11 PM permalink
And also this

http://www.latimes.com/business/technology/la-fi-tn-uber-hertz-20160623-snap-story.html


There were definitely work clauses in the rental car contracts previously
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onenickelmiracle
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June 23rd, 2017 at 2:24:41 AM permalink
People will like this lawsuit. Uber basically is accused of charging customers for a longer, more expensive route, then instructing the driver to take a more direct, cheaper route, and pocketing the entire difference. Dastardly.
Looks like sh!t just got imaginary!
RogerKint
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June 23rd, 2017 at 9:05:39 AM permalink
I was in a car accident, in Vegas, recently (don't worry, I'm OK). Both insurance companies must have asked ten times if the car was being used for a ride-share like Uber.



The funny/pathetic part is my car isn't good enough to qualify for any of those services.
BTLWI
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June 23rd, 2017 at 9:54:15 AM permalink
In Wisconsin I get Uber rides in rusty old minivans with 3 or more dashboard service lights on. Nothing at all like Vegas. Right before I left for Vegas on June 8, Uber sent me an email for 25% off my next 10 rides. Felt guilty riding in a brand new BMW from Bally's to the Plaza and seeing an estimated fare of $4.65 because I picked Uber pool, there were no other riders on the route, and my 25% discount applied.
billryan
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June 23rd, 2017 at 11:44:32 AM permalink
Quote: BTLWI

In Wisconsin I get Uber rides in rusty old minivans with 3 or more dashboard service lights on. Nothing at all like Vegas. Right before I left for Vegas on June 8, Uber sent me an email for 25% off my next 10 rides. Felt guilty riding in a brand new BMW from Bally's to the Plaza and seeing an estimated fare of $4.65 because I picked Uber pool, there were no other riders on the route, and my 25% discount applied.



Drivers are paid on the full fare. Discounts don't affect their fare
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onenickelmiracle
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June 23rd, 2017 at 11:51:00 AM permalink
Quote: RogerKint

I was in a car accident, in Vegas, recently (don't worry, I'm OK). Both insurance companies must have asked ten times if the car was being used for a ride-share like Uber.



The funny/pathetic part is my car isn't good enough to qualify for any of those services.

I have never driven or ridden in ride shares, but have seen videos about them, and insurance not covering drivers while working for them has been stated. The drivers I think are spoiled by good wages in the past they couldn't otherwise get, and that's ending. The riders I can't believe what they're willing to pay, heard of a guy paying $400 for a 40 mile trip. From the video I just shared, seems like they're making it as obfuscated as a slot machine.
Looks like sh!t just got imaginary!

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