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Citytaxistreets

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Uber in trouble
« on: February 02, 2019, 07:14:08 PM »
Not sure what happening but wait times for Uber might be longer and their not surging on Saturday 7pm and their rates are higher

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Re: Uber in trouble
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2019, 08:14:47 PM »
That's Good News!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Uber in trouble
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2019, 08:38:38 PM »
I have heard that from passengers.

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Re: Uber in trouble
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2019, 08:56:22 PM »
I heard that too.

Citytaxistreets

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Re: Uber in trouble
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2019, 07:02:58 AM »
 Now itís Ubers turn survival of the fittest

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Re: Uber in trouble
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2019, 07:46:18 AM »
This is what Iím understanding whenever thereís traffic Uber rates go higher significantly higher the  more traffic higher the fare. Reason being for the city , less Uberís in traffic , workdays , people will use other forms of transportation,  trains, buses , taxis ( which will be cheaper ) to get around
We have problems though at night and weekends , Uberís/cabs same price not much reason to take a cab unless your in a rush.
Solution
less Uber =more wait times
Lower rates for taxis at night /weekends to make the lower fares a saving as during high volume
moments
« Last Edit: February 04, 2019, 08:29:35 AM by Citytaxistreets »

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Re: Uber in trouble
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2019, 07:57:40 AM »
Right now about 8 oíclock in the morning without a surge from Uber , rates are much higher than taxis traveling in Manhattan or from Manhattan to the boroughs
Also coming into manhattan from the boros much higher without a surge
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Re: Uber in trouble
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2019, 12:14:57 PM »
This is what I hope
Higher prices for Uber rides , causes pax to take less Uber cars , which causes Uberís Utilization rate to go down , which forces Uber to pay their drivers more , which forces them to raise their rates higher

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Re: Uber in trouble
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2019, 05:11:36 PM »
uber right now is 35 % higher without surge from midtown Manhattan to Brooklyn
within Manhattan too!!!
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Re: Uber in trouble
« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2019, 05:53:39 PM »
We know the truth but the public does not. They still think Uber is cheaper.

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Re: Uber in trouble
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2019, 06:10:44 PM »
Itís just started , this kind of thing get awareness after a while we have to
Hope and pray
Right now most taxis have rides , but Uber is not surging , Iíve havent seen this before ,
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Re: Uber in trouble
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2019, 06:34:18 PM »
 We need a marketing campaign.

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Re: Uber in trouble
« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2019, 06:41:34 PM »
lower prices sometimes have a way of getting known, quiet , let it spread shhhhhhhhh
the important point is will people want to take yellow when Uber is more$$$

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Re: Uber in trouble
« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2019, 08:09:25 PM »
Any ideas for how to get a marketing campaign going?

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Re: Uber in trouble
« Reply #14 on: February 05, 2019, 08:50:16 PM »
We can contact Taxi Son. He does marketing.

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Re: Uber in trouble
« Reply #15 on: February 06, 2019, 06:07:44 AM »
Yellow is distasteful to many New Yorkers , discreet is sometimes better,  old proverb ď whatever you resist persistsĒ  meaning shove something on someone maybe the reason they push it away , also
we need to fear uber reversing themselves and bringing their prices back down

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Re: Uber in trouble
« Reply #16 on: February 06, 2019, 09:18:36 AM »
What happens if Uber reverses course?  Decides to shell out its own money instead of charging their customers more, because that didnít work ,  so Uber reverts and I donít know their numbers but they cannot afford for too long to shell out that money , a million dollars a day or more?, are they willing to leave NY I  doubt it , giving up NY is a big blow, so whats going to happen , will taxis regain market share (wow), even more important will taxi drivers return, the money needs to be good for them to return in good enough numbers to make a difference,  if uber is gone cabs will certainly be busy,  what does Uber become, a high priced black car company with high quality at higher price for the person who wants something different than a cab, thatís what theyíre going to become , NY is a different experience and they cannot dominate here above standard necessary transportation and become a monopoly, they have to be just another player in the transportation market , not the only one, to match the utilization of the taxis in NYC they have to have too many cars on the street, its taxis then black cars then car service, this new category HV fits into a new transportation network of high quality and fast pickup times, but it cannot interfere with the other services that are just as important or more, 

And we owners need to respect drivers and the drivers need to be polite to customers and on the street, , and we must pay the drivers well which we will be able to do when ubers gone
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Re: Uber in trouble
« Reply #17 on: February 06, 2019, 04:54:49 PM »
Just heard,  Uber drivers that start at 5:00a.m. are getting killed because of the  new rates and congestion pricing.  Instead of doing 5 trips by 8:00a.m. they are doing 2.


That's why  Uber needs, Uberís Secret Gold Mine: How Uber Eats Is Turning Into A Billion-Dollar Business To Rival Grubhub
 
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.forbes.com/sites/bizcarson/2019/02/06/ubers-secret-gold-mine-how-uber-eats-is-turning-into-a-billion-dollar-business-to-rival-grubhub/amp/&ved=0ahUKEwie_MXflKjgAhWqslkKHRqfCWAQyM8BCDkwBA&usg=AOvVaw1Kd1vryssI4zS5RDMWoLXp&ampcf=1
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Re: Uber in trouble
« Reply #18 on: February 06, 2019, 06:26:35 PM »
I compared rates by taxi/Uber from Grand Central to Barclays arena on Atlantic
Taxi $21 uber $39 without surge
That a clear choice

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Re: Uber in trouble
« Reply #19 on: February 22, 2019, 09:18:57 AM »
uber drivers are not happy, their cars are emptier

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Re: Uber in trouble
« Reply #20 on: March 13, 2019, 03:38:40 PM »
Uber took out destination filter for its drivers citing the need for higher utilization rates, maybe there beginning to be squeezed?

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Re: Uber in trouble
« Reply #21 on: March 14, 2019, 07:50:34 AM »
Uber wouldnít have eliminated the destination filter if it didnít feel the need to tighten up , so the big change here is that Uber is not experimenting how to make more money Uber is experimenting on how to conform to the rules , which they may need to continue with uncertain outcome.
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Re: Uber in trouble
« Reply #22 on: March 14, 2019, 12:33:12 PM »
Opening up bases outside Manhattan /are they preparing to forfeit the city?  Is the next phase driver deactivations because of low bookings, trying to meet utilization standards
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Re: Uber in trouble
« Reply #23 on: March 15, 2019, 09:15:50 AM »
Uber is keeping its rates lower in some areas and to some destinations, they need to keep this market share in order to be a worthwhile company, whether we improve or not well have to see, for me the defeat of the congestion surcharge is good for us,I don't believe that something Uber would want so much, would be good for us, Iíd rather have congestion, itís like throwing a wrench in their gears
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Re: Uber in trouble
« Reply #24 on: April 04, 2019, 06:22:52 AM »
Has stopped accepting new drivers, utilization rate too low

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Re: Uber in trouble
« Reply #25 on: April 04, 2019, 08:49:49 AM »
Uber is opening up new bases outside of Manhattan?  Where?  How do you know?

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Re: Uber in trouble
« Reply #26 on: April 04, 2019, 09:59:30 AM »
I read it somewhere when I posted I donít recall now

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Re: Uber in trouble
« Reply #27 on: April 04, 2019, 07:06:34 PM »
Thursday evening rush-hour too many empty Uberís

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Re: Uber in trouble
« Reply #28 on: April 04, 2019, 07:23:11 PM »
Empty Ubers..?....GOOD.....

They Can BLEED The STOCK Monies ....

Via the Minny Wages Set By The TeeEllCee....

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Re: Uber in trouble
« Reply #29 on: April 06, 2019, 03:46:14 PM »
The price differences right now without a surge for Uber is at least 50% over taxis anybody whoís taking Uber is got to be a fool

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Re: Uber in trouble
« Reply #30 on: April 09, 2019, 07:17:06 AM »
Uber just hyped up its service as a new invention, it was just another taxi service dressed up for show from investors, nothing more than a fad ,

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Re: Uber in trouble
« Reply #31 on: April 09, 2019, 07:49:51 AM »
The Crazy Part is.....

My Thoughts are That IF.....Uber Worked With The EXISTING Services By Giving The APPS To US and the Others and Took  ..... Lets Say 5 Percent For their End of it....It Would Have Worked Out for EVERYONE.......

OPINIONS Welcome............

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Re: Uber in trouble
« Reply #32 on: April 09, 2019, 08:13:48 AM »
I hear you on that , and have thought that myself

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Re: Uber in trouble
« Reply #33 on: April 09, 2019, 08:31:21 AM »
Uber right now 830am Tuesday 50% higher than taxis East Harlem to midtown

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Re: Uber in trouble
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Re: Uber in trouble
« Reply #37 on: April 09, 2019, 07:23:23 PM »
Just saw a BMW 6 Series doing Uber pool in the rain.

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Re: Uber in trouble
« Reply #38 on: April 09, 2019, 08:12:59 PM »
Too many empty Uberís , a higher percentage than Ive see in some time . this spiral of lower utilizationís forcing higher and higher uber prices to meet minimum pay for drivers might be in play as we speak

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Re: Uber in trouble
« Reply #39 on: April 11, 2019, 11:20:03 AM »
taxis are protesting right now in Argentina , Germany and Poland

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Re: Uber in trouble
« Reply #40 on: April 17, 2019, 06:54:16 AM »
Uber and Lyft together

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Re: Uber in trouble
« Reply #41 on: May 03, 2019, 06:13:28 AM »
In my opinion there is no way Uber is going  to be able to stop subsidizing their rides without loosing overwhelming market share to yellow , once the sale is over,  goodbye customers

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Re: Uber in trouble
« Reply #42 on: May 03, 2019, 10:11:03 AM »
It would be great if you are right, and you may be. But, you never know what B.S. they have planed for this possibility. 

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Re: Uber in trouble
« Reply #43 on: May 03, 2019, 12:30:32 PM »
Right but thereís only so much you can bleed money to investors , they donít want it to be a pyramid scheme, where it only exists because itís propped up by their own money  ,
The reality is thatís there is a  three tier system in New York and maybe for that matter every city , and thatís taxis , chauffeurs (black cars) and community car services. Thatís the trilogy  , when the fad settles down and prices go up   Thatís how it will be.
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Re: Uber in trouble
« Reply #44 on: May 07, 2019, 05:36:18 PM »
Letís face it Uber's a flop

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Re: Uber in trouble
« Reply #45 on: May 08, 2019, 08:47:01 AM »
Uber you are so in trouble, any small thing that goes wrong boom
Your out!!

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Re: Uber in trouble
« Reply #46 on: May 08, 2019, 09:45:32 AM »
Too many empty Uberís wed morning rush

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Re: Uber in trouble
« Reply #47 on: May 11, 2019, 07:48:04 AM »
http://fortune.com/2019/05/10/uber-ipo-worst-performing-percentage/
one of the worst IPO ever

1-investors lose money
2-no more investment capital stock is headed down
3-uber needs to raise prices to make investors happy
4- the higher the price for a ride the less pax

UBER  in trouble
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Re: Uber in trouble
« Reply #48 on: May 13, 2019, 05:23:38 PM »
The hype is over goodbye Uber

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Re: Uber in trouble
« Reply #49 on: May 14, 2019, 08:51:31 AM »
Too many empty Uberís Tuesday 850am Manhattan