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Any Uber Drivers on the Forum?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by WhiteBoi360, Oct 5, 2014.

  1. WhiteBoi360

    WhiteBoi360 Regular Member

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    I'm curious if there's anyone on the forum who is currently doing this or has at least tried it? I'd like to know your experiences and how exactly the pay works before I consider signing up. I'm currently watching videos on YouTube and it seems promising.. but it looks like in one of the videos I watched.. people are commenting that they've lowered the rates (which means not making so much as a driver now) So if I could get some feedback from people that have actually done this that would be great :)
     
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    I look forward to reading these replies! Uber seemed like a great idea, but it had it's hype and seems like it's dropped off a bit?
     
  3. Ming the Merciless

    Ming the Merciless Power Member

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    I am in Atlanta right now visiting. We went bar hopping last night and we used Uber 3 times. I asked the first driver a lot of questions about the business. He said that Uber takes up to 20% and a $1 per ride. A lot of the rides are only the minimum ($6) so they take the 20% and the $1 and he is left with $4. He also said that Atlanta was super saturated with Uber drivers, so it was getting harder and harder to make money. He said there were a few 100 drivers! People actually drive from Alabamba just to be an Uber driver in Atlanta on the weekends!One more thing he said was that Uber was having legal problems with the taxi companies. Uber is taking all if their business! Inthe future there will be more heavy taxes and regulations for Uber drivers.
     
  4. WhiteBoi360

    WhiteBoi360 Regular Member

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    Thanks for the feedback. Anyone else have any experience with this?
     
  5. ilcarnefice

    ilcarnefice Junior Member

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    I drive for both Uber and Lyft few hours here and there and I just created a forum (no members yet haha)

    To be totally honest the money is really good for what it is. But it depends on your area, the demand and your car and some other factors.

    If anyone has any questions let me know!
     
  6. Bengr86

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    I'm actually waiting for Uber and Lyft to make it here to Israel, the taxi companies have somehow convinced the government to block Uber from operating here for now. Eventually it will work out, hopefully. I used Uber when I was in the states, it was awesome, and much cheaper/easier than cabs/buses.
     
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    Well, Uber started in Bulgaria, Sofia but they were banned after an year
     
  8. utterlyadrift25

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    You'd make more money renting out the cars to Uber drivers than to drive yourself in the long run. You'd need money to buy the cars however. The majority of Uber drives lease their cars (from my own experience all I ever see are BMW's and Prius).
     
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    I was an Uber driver for maybe 10 days or so, $360 in revenue(minus expenses), 33 trips, 800 miles into my car, 2 bad experiences... not my thing. :)
     
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    I just signed up and am awaiting approval. I will keep you all posted.
     
  11. Kewns

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    I have worked for uber uk, i found it to be the biggest Poznan scheme going,
    its only new over here in Liverpool, i personally felt it was very cheap compared to local taxi firms. i mean it takes longer to earn the same money.
    i only went with them for a month, due to the incentive they where offering £300 cash sign up.
    there loads of incentives here, like £250 for each new driver you refer & £5 per rider you refer. £100 weekly bonus for best rating and most fares and they offer £50 for 20 trips on sat night.

    to be fair it was popular with customers due to the easy and drivers have be really nice.. to meet the bonus. i just felt this was too much. i mean am taxi driver i take you from a to b. i dont need to be giving you drinks and sweets.

    It wasn't for me and i went back to my old and trusted firm where if i work more i earn more not uber.
    also customers where not very happy with the surge charges ( that was the only bit i liked about them but even with them i still earned less)

    one thing that has come good out of them operating in liverpool, its made the other firms buck up the ideas. competition is always good for drivers & customers
     
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    I though about renting out cars to other drivers but I haven't made the effort yet.
     
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    A bit of Poland in the UK. Cool.
     
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