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TfL denies Uber operator license

Discussion in 'UK politics, current affairs and news' started by bemused, Sep 22, 2017.

  1. littlebabyjesus

    littlebabyjesus one of Maxwell's demons

    Doesn't matter what the reason is. The fact it's an accidental feature of their model that it will put prices up during crisis moments just goes to highlight the shit anti-human nature of this kind of model.
     
  2. lefteri

    lefteri Well-Known Member

    I agree, my point was just that it's a bit more nuanced than the knee jerk 'uber are cunts'- although that remains of course the case
     
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  3. littlebabyjesus

    littlebabyjesus one of Maxwell's demons

    fair enough.
     
  4. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    I don't understand why there's a reason to increase prices regardless of the demand anyway, so basically, the same thing happens when everyone starts coming out the o2/wembley etc?

    What a crock of shit.
     
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  5. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    Yes - this is one of the many ways in which Uber is NOT cheaper than private hire cars, nor even black cabs.
     
  6. Dogsauce

    Dogsauce Lord of the Dance Settee

    It's to allow the wealthy to jump the queue, a cornerstone of libertarian belief - that having money allows you to trample over the heads of others for services such as transport and healthcare - see also proposals in the past for 'premium' toll lanes on motorways or boarding priority bollocks on airlines. It's 'moral' because obviously you've worked really hard for that money and not just inherited it or gained it through exploitation of others.
     
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  7. moochedit

    moochedit Mr Mooched It

    I have heard the reason they do it is because otherwise when it is a busy time the cabs would just ignore uber as easier to just pick up fairs (cash in hand) from the street. they found raising the prices at peak times means the cabbies still use uber.
     
  8. maomao

    maomao 四月她爹

    Uber drivers aren't allowed to pick up from the street and black cab drivers don't work for Uber.

    Word on the street is that enough Uber drivers are rushing back to the old companies to guarantee regular surge pricing and plenty of work for all on Uber keeping those drivers who are sticking with it much happier. I guess within a couple of weeks enough passengers will be scared off by regular surging to even it all out again.
     
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  9. TopCat

    TopCat Gone away, no forwarding address

    Well companies like Addison Lee are having a big recruitment drive now to try and mop up the (fucked) Uber drivers. The reason drivers worked for Uber rather than Addison Lee in the past was they got paid more of the fare.
    So Addison Lee make more profit, prices go up and the driver gets less.
    A bag o'shite.
     
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  10. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    And Addison fucking cunting Lee are BIG supporters of the Tory party.
     
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  11. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Eh? I've never had an Uber fare that comes even close to the sky high charges of black cabs.
     
  12. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    I was recently quoted £14 to get an Uber from my house to East Croydon station. Normally costs just over a fiver. A black cab is usually about £8.

    Uber put their prices up when they are busy - that was the point being made in the post to which I was replying.
     
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  13. sealion

    sealion If you can't dance just nod your head

  14. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

  15. scifisam

    scifisam feck! arse! girls! drink!

    I have, multiple times.
     
  16. equationgirl

    equationgirl Do you believe you can walk on water?

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  17. SaskiaJayne

    SaskiaJayne Rural Guerrilla

    Tbf there have always been minicab operators that have been total cowboy outfits so no suprises about uber really. :D
     
  18. cupid_stunt

    cupid_stunt & dyslexic cnut.

  19. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

  20. cupid_stunt

    cupid_stunt & dyslexic cnut.

    Oh dear, the whole house of cards is coming down on them.
     
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  21. kabbes

    kabbes "A top 400 poster"

    Licence renewed, though, after uber claimed Sheffield council had been sending mail to the wrong address, and answered the questions Sheffield had posed. Not sure I buy the "wrong address" excuse, but it shows they can kiss up when they need to.
     
  22. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

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