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    Uber accused of rip-off fares.

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    papa_umau
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    Uber accused of rip-off fares.

    Post by papa_umau on Wed 18 Jan 2017, 11:16 am

    Uber accused over 'rip-off' fares four times higher than normal during Tube strike

    Uber has been accused of “ripping off” Londoners by charging over four times the normal rate for journeys during the Tube strike.

    The minicab app's surge pricing model has brought significantly inflated prices amid increased demand during the industrial action which started yesterday evening.

    The company said the “dynamic pricing” structure is used to ensure people “who need a ride can get one”.

    Get the full story from The Evening Standard HERE




    Who the hell do they think they are trying to kid ?

    That was simply profiteering at it's worst.

    Remember that the next time you plan to use your Uber app.


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    Re: Uber accused of rip-off fares.

    Post by zathrus on Thu 19 Jan 2017, 11:33 am

    Personally, I have always been a bit suspicious of Uber as a taxi service.
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    Re: Uber accused of rip-off fares.

    Post by papa_umau on Fri 20 Jan 2017, 12:02 pm

    Yeah, via the app they have made connecting to an Uber taxi just too easy.

    My advice to anyone who has the Uber app on their phones is to uninstall it right now and put a couple of local taxi numbers in your contacts pages.


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    Re: Uber accused of rip-off fares.

    Post by Hell's Granny on Thu 09 Feb 2017, 12:52 pm

    Supply and demand. If there is an extra buck to be made, someone will do it. Remember the Rickshaw Ripoffs in London last year? If folk can't be bothered to use regular taxis, this is what you get for opting for convenience.
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    Re: Uber accused of rip-off fares.

    Post by papa_umau on Fri 10 Feb 2017, 11:31 am

    Thanks for the reminder HG.

    Yes, like many other things that we do these days, convenience, is the largest part of what drives us.

    The marketeers, as I like to call them, are well aware of this.


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