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Re: Uber
« Reply #1140 on: December 20, 2016, 07:35:06 PM »
If a round-trip costs the same much as 2 one-ways then it's cheaper to order a new car for the way back.
Probably does not. There's the $2.55 initial fee on UberX (more on other types).

But having a car waiting "on the meter" for 20 minutes will probably negate that.
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Re: Uber
« Reply #1141 on: December 20, 2016, 07:44:57 PM »
Probably does not. There's the $2.55 initial fee on UberX (more on other types).

But having a car waiting "on the meter" for 20 minutes will probably negate that.
Exactly. A 20 minute wait (if possible. According to a clueless driver I just asked, it's not) could cost.

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Re: Uber
« Reply #1142 on: December 20, 2016, 08:13:01 PM »
Exactly. A 20 minute wait (if possible. According to a clueless driver I just asked, it's not) could cost.

I've had a car wait (granted, not even close to 20 minutes), so I would say DROCUD.

a 20 minutes wait would be $7 in NYC
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Re: Uber
« Reply #1143 on: December 20, 2016, 08:51:40 PM »
If someone would be to travel to a market where fares are more expensive and back, it might be much cheaper to have the car wait 20 minutes.
Also, in some markets (like NYC), Uber can assign a new trip to a driver before he ends the trip, and the driver gets penalized if he doesn't accept it, so ideally you should change your address when you are at least a few blocks way from your first stop.

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Re: Uber
« Reply #1144 on: December 20, 2016, 09:18:44 PM »
If someone would be to travel to a market where fares are more expensive and back, it might be much cheaper to have the car wait 20 minutes.
Also, in some markets (like NYC), Uber can assign a new trip to a driver before he ends the trip, and the driver gets penalized if he doesn't accept it, so ideally you should change your address when you are at least a few blocks way from your first stop.
How can they assign a new trip if the current rider can still add on destinations ?

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Re: Uber
« Reply #1145 on: December 20, 2016, 09:23:14 PM »
How can they assign a new trip if the current rider can still add on destinations ?

I don't make the rules, I just know from riding Uber 3+ times a day. The new rider will see "driver is finishing a ride".

ETA: Lyft started doing the same, but they currently have the option to add a stop to your trip before even getting in the car.

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Re: Uber
« Reply #1146 on: December 20, 2016, 09:32:26 PM »
It pays to have the driver wait if you're making a few local stops when the minimum trip is $8 to start. I've done it a few times.

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Re: Uber
« Reply #1147 on: December 20, 2016, 09:32:55 PM »
I don't make the rules, I just know from riding Uber 3+ times a day. The new rider will see "driver is finishing a ride".

ETA: Lyft started doing the same, but they currently have the option to add a stop to your trip before even getting in the car.
Uber has to add that option. It's nuts

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Re: Uber
« Reply #1148 on: December 20, 2016, 09:49:39 PM »
It pays to have the driver wait if you're making a few local stops when the minimum trip is $8 to start. I've done it a few times.

The question here was on a 20 minutes wait, no question that it's worth it for short stops.

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Re: Uber
« Reply #1149 on: December 20, 2016, 10:59:13 PM »
There are promos for trips originating at the airport...
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Re: Uber
« Reply #1150 on: December 20, 2016, 11:50:28 PM »
There are a few reasons. My main reason was I wanted to make full use out of my $20 Uber credit. And stupid Uber only lets you redeem it on one single trip.
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Re: Uber
« Reply #1151 on: December 21, 2016, 12:38:37 AM »
Read a few pages and not mentioned in the wiki...

If I have a few Uber promos in my account, (ie: 50% off with android pay, $20 off next ride etc.) how can I chose which to apply?

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Re: Uber
« Reply #1152 on: December 21, 2016, 12:49:14 AM »
Read a few pages and not mentioned in the wiki...

If I have a few Uber promos in my account, (ie: 50% off with android pay, $20 off next ride etc.) how can I chose which to apply?
I don't think you could choose. SCMIIW

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Re: Uber
« Reply #1153 on: December 21, 2016, 01:15:53 AM »
Guy couldn't find me at EWR.. he had to go around again so it was more than 5 min after I ordered.

Anyway, he calls me to say I'm here again, then casually asks me for my destination... Promptly canceled ride and billed me $5 for ME being more than 5min late!

How do I get even??

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Re: Uber
« Reply #1154 on: December 21, 2016, 01:37:54 AM »
Guy couldn't find me at EWR.. he had to go around again so it was more than 5 min after I ordered.

Anyway, he calls me to say I'm here again, then casually asks me for my destination... Promptly canceled ride and billed me $5 for ME being more than 5min late!

How do I get even??
If you go to "your trips" in the app, you can request a refund. They'll give it back to you in uber credit.
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