Updated Nov. 4, 2014 at 7:27 a.m.

Premium Lock Uber defends its prices in wake of expensive Halloween rides

Published: 2014-11-03 15:54:00
Updated: 2014-11-04 07:27:05

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All you Uber riders and potential users, be aware of what your fare is going to be via the Uber app before you ask for a ride. Some Uber users received big bills for rides on Halloween, including a $326 fare that's received national media attention, but Uber says it's pricing is clear. No trick. In one RTP case, however, Uber is rebating back part of a charge but says that's not related to what it calls 'dynamic pricing."...

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Ibmer. Lmbo. Did you really try to make it seem like people go to "school" to be cab drivers? Rotflmbo. A hahahahah aha that is the funniest comment on a post of the year. Background check and drivers license and you can go drive for any cab. Let me know what college offers cab courses I am interested bwahahahaha. Uber tells you plenty of times how many times the fare is and you have to you have to type it in as well so if you can't read you shouldn't use the app.
I don't quite understand how unlicensed cab drivers are allowed to operate. Is this not the same thing as using an Unlicensed Electrician. Or an Unlicensed Plumber. It's not fair to those that went to school, obtained an education and paid to be licensed to perform their trades. I just don't get it.. Not to mention that most individual drivers don't carry anywhere near the Insurance Coverage to commercially transport others. I suspect that these drivers are in violation of their insurance policies. Somewhere in the fine print, it certain to say that the policy is for non-commercial use. It's a wonderful idea... But I don't see how it can be legal or fair to those that make a living driving Cabs.
I was using Uber that night and was downtown around 2-3 am. It was VERY clear in the app that the normal charge would be multiplied 9.8x normal pricing due to high volume. I waited it out for 45 min and got the normal fare. Perhaps your coworker isn't familiar with the app, was drinking, or had buyers remorse. To me, I love this app and use it frequently. Just thought that fair journalism should provide both sides of the story. I sincerely say thanks for defending the "consumer", but sometimes the story isn't so black and white.
Long story short, I see more competition in Uber's future. This looks like a great opportunity for somebody!
Geez, who wrote this? So many grammatical errors and word mis-usages. Not professional at all.
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