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There was some guy sitting in his black car in front of the JSQ bus terminal on the Pavonia Ave. side tooting his horn flashing signs: UBER & LYFT. What is he a jitney taxi ?

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With Uber the driver knows the destination when they start the trip. With Lyft it is the driver arrives st the pick up location for regular rides.


Say again? I'm not following. In the past, neither Uber nor Lyft knew the destination until they picked you up. It does appear that's changed with Lyft though, but then again that could be because I always opt for group rides.

I haven't taken Uber in ages. It seems Lyft is now significantly cheaper. Then again, I don't use the service very often any more.

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$20 Uber gift card for $10 at groupon! great for you Path people, lol! https://www.groupon.com/deals/uber-45?

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With Uber the driver knows the destination when they start the trip. With Lyft it is the driver arrives st the pick up location for regular rides.

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LYFT has introduced scheduled ride service where drivers are told where you are headed and at what time to pick you up before the trip happens even if it's a couple of days away. I highly recommend this if you're headed to NYC since a lot of drivers cancel NYC trips due to been NJ drivers. But with this you will most likely get a NYC TLC Uber who will gladly go into the city. Unlike before where a driver was matched to you 5 minutes prior to the requested time, the driver is told couple of hours before the trip happens so that they can set a time in their schedule to pick you up. Use code JCLIST for $10 ride credit on your first ride!


Maybe a stupid question but when you book the ride you enter a destination. Doesn't the driver already know this when he agrees to pick u up?

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Walmart is offering 10% off Uber gift cards. Get em before they sell out. Not my promo, you can go to walmart online and search for them if your using a cashback site.
https://www.walmart.com/browse/uber-pr ... &affillinktype=10&veh=aff

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As I said those going to LGA or JFK please use this feature so that you get a driver that wants go to NY. Or the next best thing call a regular cab company as they have flat rates to the airport (no surge pricing).

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That's a good idea. Yes, a lot of drivers will cancel or are not prepared to into the city. I had to go into the city early Sat. morning, didn't want to deal with the PATH since it always seems it's a disaster early weekend mornings. (Plus, the fact it was pouring out was a factor). So, I ordered a lyft to get me there quicker.

The guy picks me up, didn't have EZ Pass, so he had to stop at an ATM to get cash to go through the Holland Tunnel. I offered to pay but there was no way to back out the toll payment from the fare already charged.

I was shocked that this guy didn't have EZ Pass even if he doesn't like going in the city with all the toll roads around here. Plus, it would be cheaper for them too since the tunnels are discounted if you use EZ Pass...I just shook my head.

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LYFT has introduced scheduled ride service where drivers are told where you are headed and at what time to pick you up before the trip happens even if it's a couple of days away. I highly recommend this if you're headed to NYC since a lot of drivers cancel NYC trips due to been NJ drivers. But with this you will most likely get a NYC TLC Uber who will gladly go into the city. Unlike before where a driver was matched to you 5 minutes prior to the requested time, the driver is told couple of hours before the trip happens so that they can set a time in their schedule to pick you up. Use code JCLIST for $10 ride credit on your first ride!

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LYFT has introduced scheduled ride service where drivers are told where you are headed and at what time to pick you up before the trip happens even if it's a couple of days away. I highly recommend this if you're headed to NYC since a lot of drivers cancel NYC trips due to been NJ drivers. But with this you will most likely get a NYC TLC Uber who will gladly go into the city. Unlike before where a driver was matched to you 5 minutes prior to the requested time, the driver is told couple of hours before the trip happens so that they can set a time in their schedule to pick you up. Use code JCLIST for $10 ride credit on your first ride!

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I thought the advantage of using Uber is that we don't have to tip.


I'll preface this by saying that tipping is always voluntary though customary for many services.

Uber has not been transparent about tipping and led customers to believe that a tip was included in the fare. It took me a year for me to realize this wasn't true -- a driver had a sign in the back seat that tipping is appreciated. That led to a discussion and to my awareness that the tip is not included. I am totally with the Uber drivers with adding a page to the app for a tip, just like Lyft. Under the present system, a tip can only be left in cash.

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I thought the advantage of using Uber is that we don't have to tip.

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TLC Could Soon Force Uber to Provide Tipping Option

By NY1 News
Monday, April 17, 2017 at 01:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK - The city's Taxi and Limousine Commission wants Uber to require tipping as an option for all rides.

The TLC says a gratuity option on the ridesharing app would help protect the rights of Uber drivers, who complain about declining wages.

Officials say tipping would also improve transparency for drivers to see how their paychecks are calculated.

The move was prompted after the TLC says it received a petition with more 11,000 signatures of Uber drivers who wanted a tipping option.

The commission plans to draft a proposal in the next few months and let the public weigh in on the plan before a vote is held.

Uber says it looks forward to reviewing the proposal and improving their drivers' work conditions.

http://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/n ... 7/04/17/uber-tipping.html

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Anyway, I'm not really a fan of Lyft and Uber seems to be surging at times I need it or just generally expensive. My friend turned me on to Gett, a totally similar app except it gives you a flat rate. The promo code helps a lot - I took a late night ride from Ridgewood Queens to Downtown for $37.

http://invite.gett.com/code/GTXSRHD
Have you tried Gett yet? If not, sign up today and get up to $50
off your future rides with my code GTXSRHD. Download the app here: http://invite.gett.com/code/GTXSRHD and enjoy $5 off your next 10 rides!

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Surging when you need it? That's the point.

Without demand-based pricing, you won't have a car when you need it, either.

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Anyway, I'm not really a fan of Lyft and Uber seems to be surging at times I need it or just generally expensive. My friend turned me on to Gett, a totally similar app except it gives you a flat rate. The promo code helps a lot - I took a late night ride from Ridgewood Queens to Downtown for $37.

http://invite.gett.com/code/GTXSRHD
Have you tried Gett yet? If not, sign up today and get up to $50
off your future rides with my code GTXSRHD. Download the app here: http://invite.gett.com/code/GTXSRHD and enjoy $5 off your next 10 rides!

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Well looks like Uber is screwing itself too.
Yes, you’re reading this right: Uber is projected to lose $3 billion in 2016


Nah... Uber is playing the long game. They can afford to operate at a loss because of their very deep pockets that have benefitted from massive capital backing. They will continue to push into the autonomous car segment pushing research and innovation, while also battling Lyft and other competitors. Amazon ran major deficits for well over a decade, almost 20 years really, and it has done just fine.


That's Amazon, but Uber will go bankrupt. The investors will get screwed but the people who run the company won't as they are setting this to happen so that the company goes under, eliminates its debts, then they buy back the stock at a low price, and Uber is then bought by another company and moves into driveless cars. Oh thanks to all you who tip, since you will get 5 stars from the drivers it's always faster for you to get a ride due to your customer rating.


Oh, yeah... I forgot you are the former Uber driver with an axe to grind.

Nice (conspiracy) theory you got there, buddy. Despite the fantasy you are selling here, the story behind Uber and its cash reserves is well documented. With over $15 billion cash on hand, they can continue to lose 3 - 4 billion a year and make it past 2020 without problems.

NY Times article on their cash reserves and future plans: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/21/bus ... eps-raising-billions.html


You're citing the NY Times? LoL! Look at this fine piece by them.
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/20 ... -polls-forecast.html?_r=0
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You cite the Washington Post and then poke fun a NY Times for overestimating Hillary Clinton.
Yet, the Washington Post also overestimated in favor of Hillary by similar margin.

I'm not sure what point you're trying to make. Do you not believe that many companies favor growth over profit, as part of their strategy??

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Well looks like Uber is screwing itself too.
Yes, you’re reading this right: Uber is projected to lose $3 billion in 2016


Nah... Uber is playing the long game. They can afford to operate at a loss because of their very deep pockets that have benefitted from massive capital backing. They will continue to push into the autonomous car segment pushing research and innovation, while also battling Lyft and other competitors. Amazon ran major deficits for well over a decade, almost 20 years really, and it has done just fine.


That's Amazon, but Uber will go bankrupt. The investors will get screwed but the people who run the company won't as they are setting this to happen so that the company goes under, eliminates its debts, then they buy back the stock at a low price, and Uber is then bought by another company and moves into driveless cars. Oh thanks to all you who tip, since you will get 5 stars from the drivers it's always faster for you to get a ride due to your customer rating.


Oh, yeah... I forgot you are the former Uber driver with an axe to grind.

Nice (conspiracy) theory you got there, buddy. Despite the fantasy you are selling here, the story behind Uber and its cash reserves is well documented. With over $15 billion cash on hand, they can continue to lose 3 - 4 billion a year and make it past 2020 without problems.

NY Times article on their cash reserves and future plans: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/21/bus ... eps-raising-billions.html


You're citing the NY Times? LoL! Look at this fine piece by them.
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/20 ... -polls-forecast.html?_r=0

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Well looks like Uber is screwing itself too.
Yes, you’re reading this right: Uber is projected to lose $3 billion in 2016


Nah... Uber is playing the long game. They can afford to operate at a loss because of their very deep pockets that have benefitted from massive capital backing. They will continue to push into the autonomous car segment pushing research and innovation, while also battling Lyft and other competitors. Amazon ran major deficits for well over a decade, almost 20 years really, and it has done just fine.


That's Amazon, but Uber will go bankrupt. The investors will get screwed but the people who run the company won't as they are setting this to happen so that the company goes under, eliminates its debts, then they buy back the stock at a low price, and Uber is then bought by another company and moves into driveless cars. Oh thanks to all you who tip, since you will get 5 stars from the drivers it's always faster for you to get a ride due to your customer rating.


Oh, yeah... I forgot you are the former Uber driver with an axe to grind.

Nice (conspiracy) theory you got there, buddy. Despite the fantasy you are selling here, the story behind Uber and its cash reserves is well documented. With over $15 billion cash on hand, they can continue to lose 3 - 4 billion a year and make it past 2020 without problems.

NY Times article on their cash reserves and future plans: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/21/bus ... eps-raising-billions.html

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Well looks like Uber is screwing itself too.
Yes, you’re reading this right: Uber is projected to lose $3 billion in 2016


Nah... Uber is playing the long game. They can afford to operate at a loss because of their very deep pockets that have benefitted from massive capital backing. They will continue to push into the autonomous car segment pushing research and innovation, while also battling Lyft and other competitors. Amazon ran major deficits for well over a decade, almost 20 years really, and it has done just fine.


That's Amazon, but Uber will go bankrupt. The investors will get screwed but the people who run the company won't as they are setting this to happen so that the company goes under, eliminates its debts, then they buy back the stock at a low price, and Uber is then bought by another company and moves into driveless cars. Oh thanks to all you who tip, since you will get 5 stars from the drivers it's always faster for you to get a ride due to your customer rating.

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What a fascinating thread.
I never realized how much difficulty and travail there was in getting around in Jersey City.

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Well looks like Uber is screwing itself too.
Yes, you’re reading this right: Uber is projected to lose $3 billion in 2016


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Yes I have noticed the sudden increase in traffic too. It really occurred the last 2 months. In the past I could roughly correlate this to the economy (1998-1999 and 2006-2007 were the most congested) but this year I am not sure.

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If the driver's convictions were for nonviolent crimes, who cares?



Well if I'm taking a ride with a stranger who didn't go through an interview to get the job I would certainly want them to have a clean criminal record, or to get trained on rules and regulations of operating as a taxi, or a vehicle inspection to make sure the vehicle is not falling apart. But cheap asses like you would ride with Charles Manson himself if it meant you got a cheap ride. I wonder when Uber is going to get rid of the subsidies they are currently offering to drivers during rush hour, $2.40 for a fare with a subsidy is ridicoulous and without it not even ex convicts will drive for that.


Charles Mason =/= nonviolent

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I've noticed a ton of traffic the last few months but I'm going with that there is just a ton of construction going on, drivers are taking others routes to avoid congestion, skyway, 139, etc.

the mobile WAZE app helps!

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Well if I'm taking a ride with a stranger who didn't go through an interview to get the job I would certainly want them to have a clean criminal record, or to get trained on rules and regulations of operating as a taxi, or a vehicle inspection to make sure the vehicle is not falling apart. But cheap asses like you would ride with Charles Manson himself if it meant you got a cheap ride. I wonder when Uber is going to get rid of the subsidies they are currently offering to drivers during rush hour, $2.40 for a fare with a subsidy is ridicoulous and without it not even ex convicts will drive for that.

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WhoElseCouldIBe They have solved the problem of drivers like me complaining by getting "better" qualified candidates and lowering vehicle standards to allow hoopties. And yes this applies to NJ.

"Uber Says It Will Begin To Accept Drivers In Connecticut With Minor Criminal Records" http://www.courant.com/news/connectic ... -1118-20161118-story.html


If the driver's convictions were for nonviolent crimes, who cares?

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Wow, you can afford to live in downtown but you can't afford to tip a driver?! Here is a story of a driver who work 60 hours and only netted $350 (driver does not get vacation time or matching ss wages on that either). Uber won't put a psa since it will be bad for business and the bottomline since they paying for slave labor.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUXHMsqj2Go&t=288s


Do you tip your gas station attendant? Your cashier?

Why not? Can't afford it?

Yer goddam right, I almost always give those poor bastards a dollar with my credit car when I fill up, a lousy freakin' dollar on a $30-35 tank of gas is nothing and they are always thankful and attentive.

A fool and his money are soon parted.

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WhoElseCouldIBe They have solved the problem of drivers like me complaining by getting "better" qualified candidates and lowering vehicle standards to allow hoopties. And yes this applies to NJ.

"Uber Says It Will Begin To Accept Drivers In Connecticut With Minor Criminal Records" http://www.courant.com/news/connectic ... -1118-20161118-story.html

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Thanks. That might possibly been the case but after you book the ride can they raise the rate mid ride?

Lyft says no. "You’ll never take a ride with Prime Time without agreeing to do so."

https://help.lyft.com/hc/en-us/article ... Prime-Time-for-Passengers

I assume Uber works the same way.

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I have a question regarding Lyft. I recently took one home from Princeton. The fare said $45.00 but I was charged $215.00.....

The Lyft app will prompt you whenever higher fares are in effect. Maybe you just didn't notice it.

I always double-check the trip estimate before requesting the ride. That will include any peak charges.


Thanks. That might possibly been the case but after you book the ride can they raise the rate mid ride?

Thanks

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