Discussion in 'The Howard Stern Show' started by HowieHasBeen, Dec 14, 2015.
That happened to me as well. 20 minute ride cost $450 bucks. Haven't used Uber since.
The price changes with demand. i always get a 'fare estimate', before I book it. Then again, I'm not completely retarded.
I thought people got the price before the ride?
You're taking a huge risk getting in a car for a ride where you don't know what you'll be paying. You'll get taken for a ride, all right.
You can get an estimate price range, but you have to request it.
Wait till your Uber shows up and a 73 y/o is your driver.
Raw: Parents of Uber passenger killed in deputy-involved crash speak
Investigators said they're still trying to determine which driver ran a red light.
So far, no witnesses have come forward.
“We’ve had past cases where we’re not able to prove 100 percent in a courtroom who ran the red light without a witness, or video,” said Montes.
The hope is that video taken inside a nearby CVS and another store is clear enough to see who had the right-of-way.
Sullivan and his passenger, Darren Shield, 31, of Sanford, were brought to South Seminole Hospital with minor injuries. Shield is on pre-employment status with the Seminole County Sheriff's Office, Montes said.
Williams, an Uber driver, was brought to Sanford's Central Florida Regional Hospital, where he remains in serious condition.
Williams' passenger, Correy Allicock, 28, of Orlando, was airlifted to Orlando Regional Medical Center in critical condition.
Allicock died at the hospital early Sunday, Montes said.
His parents, Allan Allicock and Judith Allicock, said their son left his girlfriend a note late Friday, saying he was going to a party in Longwood.
Hours later, the couple received a devastating phone call, notifying them that their son was hospitalized.
"It's been a nightmare from the time we got the call," Allan Allicock said. "We thought it was a prank call. We couldn't believe we were hearing this."
They rushed to ORMC, where they were met by doctors they now know by name. Their son barely made it into surgery before he passed away.
"When he went to the OR, it was pins and needles. We just kept waiting and waiting," Allan Allicock said. "We saw the doctor come in, and he brought a chaplain with him."
Hanging on the Allicocks' refrigerator is a Christmas card they received from their son only days ago. Other relatives will soon receive a similar Christmas card in the mail.
"We're going to miss him forever," Allan Allicock said.
The Allicocks said they'll never adjust to life without their youngest son.
"We are deeply saddened to hear of this tragic accident, and our hearts go out to the rider's family during this very difficult time," said Bill Gibbons, an Uber spokesman. "We stand ready to assist law enforcement with any investigation into this incident."
Goddamn, I used an Uber last week for a 1 mile trip to go watch the Sacramento Kings play. It was dirt cheap, but I don't want to risk having a bill like that. No more Uber for me.
This and this....
If you're too stupid to see the projected fare, you should be charged the full amount.
I take the subway
yeah it tells you about surge pricing, these people are just drunk and stupid. the point is that it would probably be next to impossible to get a cab at that time, but if they increase the rate more drivers will show up and you can actually get a ride home.
That piece is just one reason I'll never look at AOL again.
Me too, it was HARRIBLE!
The video was retarded, tried to pause it (hey idiots, I can read) and it took me somewhere else.
Must be desperate for page views.
What percent of that does the driver get?
I'm not defending the ridiculous price gouging. But if you're too lazy to read the fine print, that's what you get.
Applesauce and a free plug. I'm not being cute I've heard Uber screws their drivers worse than the regular cab companies.
I as a driver took 3 people to the airport. It was 3.5 x surge on xl. Before the ride it was raining so I turned on my app real quick and thought no way someone bites.
Well....20 min ride 15 miles was $169
I felt bad once I saw the total, she even tipped me $10. Uber gets folks hooked on the service them does this.... Not cool imo.
I'm all for making some $ 2x would have been plenty no way did I expect the total I saw,
a bunch of things had to go wrong for this guy. Sounds kinda douchey too
My pal drives for lyft, says she gets 80%, but not the flat service fee(3 bucks I think). She said no one really tips Hough because the customer assumes its included
I use Lyft 2-3 times a week. The app tells you before you book if it is a "peak" time and the price goes up a little, but you can opt out. My fares have always been lower than what a taxi would have cost. Lyft makes it easy for a customer to tip it's drivers, the app is set for 15% I believe. I've had 98 great rides and 2 shitty ones.