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@FoxSamual if you consider it .. be reminded that you can't just use any rental ! Only the ones that come from a certain program that that has been set up between Uber and a Rental car company . Also : $20 - $30 would be the average on weekends not during the week and thats depending in what city.
Best bet is to sign up .. go through the approval process ( I can help with that) and then try it out ( maybe for a weekend or a week ) with your own car and that see if that would be worth doing in your schedule / financial situation / city , with a rental , your own car or with a separate car, like I'm trying to do.

 

My point it : That money is fast but but earn and not borrowed !

 

@tmcgill .. tru some people use uber just to avoid the cost and time looking for a parking spot as uber might be cheaper then parking in most crowed places of major cities...

regarding your fear of using Uber... the chance of being harmed by an Uber Driver a less linked then to get robed on the next corner ... Uber drivers are subject of a background check .. and have Drivers social, address, all emails and phone numbers , cell phone ip etc.. the company does not only know the exact route you are being driven but also where you stop , how fast you accelerate , how smooth you break ..

But yes you should def. check in what car you are getting .. usually the the match is confirmed by asking the driver for his name.. since its displayed on your phone with picture.

 

@Oh yes the cost of a DUI is about 10 years free Uber ... lol

 

@Konrad2012 most Riders don't ... some do .. some times 2-3 dollars have gotten $10 a couple of times.. the passengers don't calculate it in % off the fare .. they go by comfortability .. nice conversations.. ( I kind of haven't talked to anybody this week .. only Hi and good .. not in a rude manner but just providing the actual driving service .. by .. hardly any tips .. but some times I feel like talking to interesting people of people who just come from the airport / trip etc. they are always in a good / tipping mood )

 

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@wingwalker regarding safty : ...I dont

 

I pic up rides in a dark alley or where ever.. thats maybe my testosterone from lifting .. lol ad a little the security of oder having some of the Identity of the Rider with their credit card information .. but in gnarl .. I walk and drive with God so nothing will ever happen to me.

 

.. In genearl to rob a uber driver would be the worst idea ever .. as all transactions are without cash most drivers have maybe their lunch money on them but really drive because they need money so to get more than 20 bucks out of a driver as a criminal who has a credit card and an address is unlikely.

 

For fear of a crazy person .. you are more vulnerable walking around the corner where you may encounter a crazy person you can't look at before you open the car door and "see his ratings before you accept the call"

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Post note re: Uber

I'm here in Dallas TX, and use Uber a lot. Especially if I'm headed to a business meeting or event where parking is problematic.

Tips to usage:

 

1. They send you the driver's picture, car make and license.

2. Always confirm the license number before you approach and get in the car.

3. When I get in the car, I telephone an associate (or family member) and let them know I'm taking Uber and where I'm headed.

Even if they don't answer, I leave a message.

4. When I get in the car, I always size up the driver. (If they're alert, body language, they way they interact, etc.)

 

Thanks for this! Fox, I'm a big believer in personal protection... thanks for your take on this!

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@wingwalker regarding safty : ...I dont

 

I pic up rides in a dark alley or where ever.. thats maybe my testosterone from lifting .. lol ad a little the security of oder having some of the Identity of the Rider with their credit card information .. but in gnarl .. I walk and drive with God so nothing will ever happen to me.

 

.. In genearl to rob a uber driver would be the worst idea ever .. as all transactions are without cash most drivers have maybe their lunch money on them but really drive because they need money so to get more than 20 bucks out of a driver as a criminal who has a credit card and an address is unlikely.

 

For fear of a crazy person .. you are more vulnerable walking around the corner where you may encounter a crazy person you can't look at before you open the car door and "see his ratings before you accept the call"

 

Thanks for this :) That makes a lot of sense.

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Sorry for all the typos and wrong out completion by the way ...

 

To kind of get back to the actual topic .. since I'm trying to by a car that I can use for my Uber driving... Does somebody know after how may months you can refinance a car loan ?

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Sorry for all the typos and wrong out completion by the way ...

 

To kind of get back to the actual topic .. since I'm trying to by a car that I can use for my Uber driving... Does somebody know after how may months you can refinance a car loan ?

Can and should are two different answers.

 

Congrats on your hard work and your outcome, BTW. :wave:

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How much do you guys tip Uber drivers? And how do come up with a figure?

 

I don't.

That bothers me; not you personally, but rather the socetial trend. I had a single Mom in the service industry; we never went hungry, but tips were the difference between buttered noodles and meat for dinner. I always tip service people, which I guess is vey "American" of me (it confuses my EU friends), but there it is.

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How much do you guys tip Uber drivers? And how do come up with a figure?

I don't.

That bothers me; not you personally, but rather the socetial trend. I had a single Mom in the service industry; we never went hungry, but tips were the difference between buttered noodles and meat for dinner. I always tip service people, which I guess is vey "American" of me (it confuses my EU friends), but there it is.

I also don't tip the dry cleaner, or the bank teller, or the guys who empty my trash on Mondays, or the postal worker, or the mechanic who changes the oil in my car. I don't tip flight attendants or hotel desk clerks. I also won't tip my mother, who's making us lunch today. I don't tip my doctor or my pharmacist or the unknown person in the lab who looks at moles that have been removed, or analyzes my stool sample.

 

Tipping is ridiculous, and I resent the tip jars sitting next to cash registers at self-service restaurant counters and ice cream shops, and I really hate the tip envelopes Marriott started putting in hotel rooms for the maids. I paid $411/night to stay in one of their mediocre hotels last week, which should be sufficient to pay someone the prevailing market wage for unskilled labor for washing my towels.

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Just a little update and some info on my personal experience..

 

As we all know borrowing money is never good so I'm kind of glad I never got the loan ! I would have just made my situation worse ... Since my business was slow .. I didn't get the loan .. but still needed money fast, I started driving UBER which allowed me

to still have and manage my time to work on my business but have cash fast... I received a $500 bonus code to sign up with Uber ( still have one if anybody needs it ) and started driving. The first payout was $1250 ( payed out 3 days after the first week) and I have been driving ever since and managed to pay off most of my bills , debt , .. still in progress now I'm working on paying down my credit cards ...

but I know have have to finance another car ( which is new debt but pays of since it will be used for uber driving ) ... more on this venue here : https://creditboards.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=577892

 

So the moral of the ( my ) story is : Money has to be MADE NOT BORROWED !

Congrats and GREAT JOB!

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How much do you guys tip Uber drivers? And how do come up with a figure?

I don't.

That bothers me; not you personally, but rather the socetial trend. I had a single Mom in the service industry; we never went hungry, but tips were the difference between buttered noodles and meat for dinner. I always tip service people, which I guess is vey "American" of me (it confuses my EU friends), but there it is.

I also don't tip the dry cleaner, or the bank teller, or the guys who empty my trash on Mondays, or the postal worker, or the mechanic who changes the oil in my car. I don't tip flight attendants or hotel desk clerks. I also won't tip my mother, who's making us lunch todayi. I don't tip my doctor or my pharmacist or the unknown person in the lab who looks at moles that have been removed, or analyzes my stool sample.

Tipping is ridiculous, and I resent the tip jars sitting next to cash registers at self-service restaurant counters and ice cream shops, and I really hate the tip envelopes Marriott started putting in hotel rooms for the maids. I paid $411/night to stay in one of their mediocre hotels last week, which should be sufficient to pay someone the prevailing market wage for unskilled labor for washing my towels.

Its always a matter of opinion.

 

I ALWAYS tip for service that I appreciate.

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I know some folks that work as waiters. The places they work at rolled out those Ziosk tablets at the tables sometime ago that allow the customer to pay at the table. The waiters hate them. Because the consumers inability to calculate 15%, prior to the Ziosk usually meant more then 15%. With Ziosk a sliding tip calculator is on the screen, so now the mathematically challenged are now paying exactly 15% at best.

 

This reminds, Olive Garden is doing their never ending pasta bowl in my market right now. That always brings out the budget challenged. It's worse at Red Lobster when they do never ending shrimp.

 

I think it was Steve Harvey who said it best.....There are two types of people. Hotdog people and shrimp people. Never invite your hotdog friends over when you are serving shrimp.

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I always tip servers 20% if the service was good and irregardless of food quality. I leave $0 when the service is not good. Thus probably averages out to 15% overall.

 

If the service is really good I might leave 100%. It's worth it to make someone's day. Serving food is a demanding job with no praise and very little respect. Tips dignify the hard work that servers go through despite being classified as a skilless job.

 

Money is not a commodity to me. Its a tool. I don't really value it and I am far from wealthy. Paying it forward and keeping good vibes in my life is also another reason I tip and do so generously.

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I always tip servers 20% if the service was good and irregardless of food quality. I leave $0 when the service is not good. Thus probably averages out to 15% overall.

 

If the service is really good I might leave 100%. It's worth it to make someone's day. Serving food is a demanding job with no praise and very little respect. Tips dignify the hard work that servers go through despite being classified as a skilless job.

 

Money is not a commodity to me. Its a tool. I don't really value it and I am far from wealthy. Paying it forward and keeping good vibes in my life is also another reason I tip and do so generously.

 

Most jobs worth having are demanding.

 

Good employees should be fairly compensated by their employers, and I should be left out of it. If someone isn't service oriented, they shouldn't be serving food.

 

Include the fair cost of the labor to provide good service in my bill. If your service sucks I won't be back.

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I agree with you whole heartedly about employer's properly compensating their team and factoring in better compensation. Unfortunately, its not always the case.

 

I would rather pay a premium price which is all inclusive for all my meals but thats unrealistic and leaves me with the option to tip for good service.

 

I wish food serving was a more professional career choice that compensated better. I shouldn't have to go to a 5 Star establishment to get good service when I like 5 star food at 3 star prices which sometimes results in 1 star service.

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I agree with you whole heartedly about employer's properly compensating their team and factoring in better compensation. Unfortunately, its not always the case.

 

I would rather pay a premium price which is all inclusive for all my meals but thats unrealistic and leaves me with the option to tip for good service.

 

I wish food serving was a more professional career choice that compensated better. I shouldn't have to go to a 5 Star establishment to get good service when I like 5 star food at 3 star prices which sometimes results in 1 star service.

 

I always tip when I know that the hourly wage is adjusted downward with the expectation that the difference will be made up in tips. I disagree with the whole idea, that's all.

 

I don't think anyone should go to work expecting to have strangers hand them random amounts of money for doing the job they were hired to do.

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Include the fair cost of the labor to provide good service in my bill. If your service sucks I won't be back.

 

One of the things I like about dining in the EU -- where tips aren't expected and servers are paid a living wage -- is servers don't tend to interrupt your meal every five minutes to make sure you're doing okay. Too many American servers feel compelled to do that and it annoys me greatly.

 

Sadly, the United States doesn't operate like that, and tips for service workers are the difference between a living wage and a payday loan. I wish it weren't so but it is. I agree with the earlier remark about paying it forward. I am far from wealthy but my default tip is 20% and I view it the same as I do allowing a person to turn left in front of me even though the right-of-way is mine. Pay it forward. :)

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@foxsamual if everybody would think like you.. and would only tip $1 for getting them home safe .. I could work with an extra $400 a month awards my goals ..

I'm sure ( hope ) you get you benefit from it soon or later..

 

(I'm not counting on tips, but there are people who bothered me for days to bring them their lost items back they left in the car and didn't even tip a one dollar or people I picked up from the beach who kept apologizing that they left all the Sand on the car .. knowing I have to keep it up before I pic up the next passenger and didn't bother to leave a tip) ( I'm European by the way and not the best tipper .. but I usually leave a little tip for service especially know that I know service people or people provide extra service appreciate it ! )

Thanks to people like you @foxsamuel Americans are treated very good world wide on vacation etc.. I'm sure you noticed )

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@cv91915 tipping is pretty common in the personal transpiration industry as you probably know by using a Taxi . Like I said I don't expect a tip, but for extra services it would be nice...

I mostly offer a cold water and candy .. some people take it for grated and some very appreciative and leave at least 1$ ..

 

Because there are people who don't tip at all .. I don't deliver lost items in people contact for ..

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thanks @steelers1 .. just a little success but def. the right stop towards developing the right mind set .. towards getting out of debt.

I encourage everybody do find a little side hustle to cover the deficit or pay down their debt .. we ( especially people like us who worry and work on our credit) are often used to believe a loan or credit is the solution to all the problem. Even though its the income and lifestyle ..

I'm not judging anybody .. I haven adjusted either one to much .. I'm just working on the right mind set )

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I have gladly tipped my Uber drivers with the exception of one time ( when I first used uber I didnt know we couldn't tip on the card) I get to ride in a nice clean car, not a taxi (I can't stand taxi drivers, rip offs) for a flat CHEAP rate, and have chatted with interesting, friendly people. I use Uber to and from the airport an hour away, a taxi would have been over $100 dollars where an Uber was a fraction of the cost.

 

I always tip 20 percent BUT I also can't stand those tip jars next to the register when it's not warranted either. I remember years ago, I went to Mcdonalds and used my card and at this Mcdonalds they had a Tip line on the receipt!! I put a zero and looked down and saw a tip jar. I went again a few weeks later and the tip jar and tip option was gone. People are crazy with the tipping anymore, pretty soon it's going to be 50 percent of your bill at the restaurant, a year later 100 percent lol .

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