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Discussion in 'Living Room' started by Tranquilo, 18th Jun, 2015.

  1. Tranquilo

    Tranquilo Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Was what the taxi driver said on Saturday night when I tried to give him a $6.50 tip.

    He pick myself and wife up at T2 and when I said only Mascot he wasn't happy lol.

    Anyway the trip was $13.50 I said here's $20 and he threw the change in my hand.
     
  2. Simon Hampel

    Simon Hampel Founder Staff Member

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    Yeah, taxi drivers wait at the airport for ages and then get snooty if they don't get a massive fare.

    Meh - suck it up and do your job, I say!
     
  3. D.T.

    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    I guess if they sit for an hour in the queue and then get a 15 minute job, so hourly rate looks poor.

    I think the ones that work a bit smarter wouldn't have that problem, ie trying to knock out as many short trips as possible and trying not to wait anywhere.
     
  4. Ouga

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    Not sure why he wouldn't take the tip then?
     
  5. Lil Skater

    Lil Skater Well-Known Member Business Member

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    I remember when I was 18 and would go out, there was a club close to a friends house - but no taxi would take us home at night because it was too close. It was either walk home in the dark alone, or have a designated driver for a 5 min drive! I would've been more than happy to give a large tip, just to save the hassle.

    If I was a taxi I'd take the tip, and try to find another fare back to the terminal.
     
  6. kingchevy

    kingchevy New Member

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    I had exactly the same thing happen going to mascot thought the guy was going to stab me when I said mascot I gave him a 20 too.
     
  7. Redwing

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    Give Uber a try ;)
     
  8. Jamie Moore

    Jamie Moore MORTGAGE BROKER - AUSTRALIA WIDE Business Member

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    Is this a thing in Aus? Excuse my ignorance in advance! I've heard about its popularity in the states but didn't realise it had uptake in Australia.

    Cheers

    Jamie
     
  9. Tranquilo

    Tranquilo Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Yeah I understand him being upset but man he was so rude.
    A short trip that's why I was giving him a 20.
    Well next trip he may get the big one:)
     
  10. Steven Ryan

    Steven Ryan Mortgage Broker Business Plus Member

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    A wonderful thing, yes.

    I've had a bunch of Uber rides in Australia (and overseas).

    Destroyed taxis in every area: cost, experience, speed and service.
     
  11. orangestreet

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    I have used Über overseas and it is simply brilliant.

    Canberra is still grappling with the concept unfortunately.
     
  12. Azazel

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  13. RPI

    RPI Property Lawyer, Town Planner Business Member

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    Uber is outstanding. I got an anniversary email from them recently, I had done 1,163 trips in Brisbane in the last year.
     
  14. Azazel

    Azazel Well-Known Member

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    Holy ****balls! That's a lot of trips.
     
  15. RPI

    RPI Property Lawyer, Town Planner Business Member

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    Yep. at my last residence it was cheaper for me to Uber to the city and back then what I paid a month for my long term car park. Add a trip to visit a client in the middle most days and then various late night specials and it adds up.
     
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  16. RPI

    RPI Property Lawyer, Town Planner Business Member

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    And I have had 2 bad experiences in that time, rude drivers who just came over from taxis.
     
  17. Steven Ryan

    Steven Ryan Mortgage Broker Business Plus Member

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    Hope you did the right thing and left them a wretched review so others will think twice before booking those drivers.
     
  18. Redwing

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    Have friends who have gone to using it exclusively in Perth
     
  19. Tranquilo

    Tranquilo Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    How does this Uber work?.
    Are shorts trips OK?
    I'm looking now but you need to supply credit card:confused:
    Do you topup your account and use that way?
     
  20. wylie

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    What sort of saving would one make over grabbing a taxi?