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This thread is for the newbies. You make a mistake and then feel bad about yourself. Well, everyone makes mistakes.

I just delivered 2 Starbucks for 3.7 miles for $2.89 and $2 cash. I fell prey to the sneaky UE pop-up while you’re typing a message, and as it was quick, I thought I saw $12.85

Ordinarily, I would still cancel, but decided to go through with it.

Sitting here on the dock off the bay (literally) contemplating my life…

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There is a moral to this story though. When people say “I tip generously upon delivery in cash!” They mean exactly those stinking $2. This is why we don’t take no-tip orders and hold our breath.

The previous delivery was a coffee and an espresso shot from Dunkin going less than a mile. The ping promised $5 tip and I got a $5 ($7 total).

NO TIPPY-NO GOEY!
 

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Cash tips on top of app pre tips are pretty rare for me. I only accept deliveries with decent pre tips. Yesterday I had a Bob Evans delivery for 10.50$ for 4 miles. Ok, I’ll take it. I deliver to a shady, “low income neighborhood”. Before I could verify the house number a dude walks up and reaches for the food. I just hand it to him. He holds out his other hand like he wants to shake hands and when I do he puts a ten dollar bill in my hand. You just never know.
 

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I don't understand why folks complain or cherry pick. There is serious money to be made on every UberEats offer. Look at this gem I did last night... over $1 / mile, unlike DoorDash which will send me five times the distance for 14 cents less!


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No cash tip on delivery either, but who needs tips when you are making over $1/mile!

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Uber generously shared some extra earnings with me in the form of a 10 cent "Trip Supplement". That should help with gas!

I only had to drive 3 miles to get to the restaurant to begin, so all in all I am looking at only 4.6 miles total for these earnings.
 

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I don't understand why folks complain or cherry pick. There is serious money to be made on every UberEats offer. Look at this gem I did last night... over $1 / mile, unlike DoorDash which will send me five times the distance for 14 cents less!


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No cash tip on delivery either, but who needs tips when you are making over $1/mile!

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Uber generously shared some extra earnings with me in the form of a 10 cent "Trip Supplement". That should help with gas!

I only had to drive 3 miles to get to the restaurant to begin, so all in all I am looking at only 4.6 miles total for these earnings.
Congrats on earning roughly $2.35/hour or a full dollar less than minimum wage in the 1990's :rofl:
 

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I don't understand why folks complain or cherry pick. There is serious money to be made on every UberEats offer. Look at this gem I did last night... over $1 / mile, unlike DoorDash which will send me five times the distance for 14 cents less!


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No cash tip on delivery either, but who needs tips when you are making over $1/mile!

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Uber generously shared some extra earnings with me in the form of a 10 cent "Trip Supplement". That should help with gas!

I only had to drive 3 miles to get to the restaurant to begin, so all in all I am looking at only 4.6 miles total for these earnings.
Why was it 46 minutes?!?!?! 😳
 

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I don't understand why folks complain or cherry pick. There is serious money to be made on every UberEats offer. Look at this gem I did last night... over $1 / mile, unlike DoorDash which will send me five times the distance for 14 cents less!


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No cash tip on delivery either, but who needs tips when you are making over $1/mile!

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Uber generously shared some extra earnings with me in the form of a 10 cent "Trip Supplement". That should help with gas!

I only had to drive 3 miles to get to the restaurant to begin, so all in all I am looking at only 4.6 miles total for these earnings.
The minute you walked in the joint
I could tell you were a man of distinction
A real big spender!
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I don't understand why folks complain or cherry pick. There is serious money to be made on every UberEats offer. Look at this gem I did last night... over $1 / mile, unlike DoorDash which will send me five times the distance for 14 cents less!


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No cash tip on delivery either, but who needs tips when you are making over $1/mile!

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Uber generously shared some extra earnings with me in the form of a 10 cent "Trip Supplement". That should help with gas!

I only had to drive 3 miles to get to the restaurant to begin, so all in all I am looking at only 4.6 miles total for these earnings.
@Trafficat, don't take this the wrong way.

Might want to seek counseling.
 

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I don't understand why folks complain or cherry pick. There is serious money to be made on every UberEats offer. Look at this gem I did last night... over $1 / mile, unlike DoorDash which will send me five times the distance for 14 cents less!


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No cash tip on delivery either, but who needs tips when you are making over $1/mile!

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Uber generously shared some extra earnings with me in the form of a 10 cent "Trip Supplement". That should help with gas!

I only had to drive 3 miles to get to the restaurant to begin, so all in all I am looking at only 4.6 miles total for these earnings.
I’m gonna take an Uber eats order today and not even deliver it . Smfh , gonna give it to a homeless person
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Why was it 46 minutes?!?!?! 😳
It was Hong Kong Diner.

I saw customers and other drivers come in, get food, and leave while I was waiting, but I guess my order was significantly complex, being 4 different boxes.

Thankfully, due to the rapid pace of the cook, quick feet of the diner and maybe a little bit of speeding on my part, we were able to keep the delivery under 1 hour. I found the apartment building despite the complete lack of lighting by and the awnings blocking the apartment complex numbers. I just had to park near each one and get out and use my flashlight to read each number. I got lucky and found it quickly, but delivery was to the third floor. I walked through the first floor and found the stairs, but sadly, the door up to the 2nd floor stairs of the apartment building was locked. Fortunately after I called the diner, he came down in just under 8 minutes to grab his grub which I kept piping hot in my PostMates insulated bag.
 

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It was Hong Kong Diner.

I saw customers and other drivers come in, get food, and leave while I was waiting, but I guess my order was significantly complex, being 4 different boxes.

Thankfully, due to the rapid pace of the cook, quick feet of the diner and maybe a little bit of speeding on my part, we were able to keep the delivery under 1 hour. I found the apartment building despite the complete lack of lighting by and the awnings blocking the apartment complex numbers. I just had to park near each one and get out and use my flashlight to read each number. I got lucky and found it quickly, but delivery was to the third floor. I walked through the first floor and found the stairs, but sadly, the door up to the 2nd floor stairs of the apartment building was locked. Fortunately after I called the diner, he came down in just under 8 minutes to grab his grub which I kept piping hot in my PostMates insulated bag.
I know I’m repeating myself, but you have honestly earned this. So proud of you!
 

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I don't understand why folks complain or cherry pick. There is serious money to be made on every UberEats offer. Look at this gem I did last night... over $1 / mile, unlike DoorDash which will send me five times the distance for 14 cents less!


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No cash tip on delivery either, but who needs tips when you are making over $1/mile!

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Uber generously shared some extra earnings with me in the form of a 10 cent "Trip Supplement". That should help with gas!

I only had to drive 3 miles to get to the restaurant to begin, so all in all I am looking at only 4.6 miles total for these earnings.
Was that part of a double order? Because I've never seen Eats pay less than $2.00 for a single order.

I'd be surprised if that was a single order because as greedy as Uber is they're not stupid or reckless, and paying less than $2.00 is risky, given the increasing calls for govt regulation.
 

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Was that part of a double order? Because I've never seen Eats pay less than $2.00 for a single order.

I'd be surprised if that was a single order because as greedy as Uber is they're not stupid or reckless, and paying less than $2.00 is risky, given the increasing calls for govt regulation.
This was in a sense. It started out with a McDonalds order. I had just arrived at the McDonald's and walked into the lobby to pick it up when I got this as the second trip added on. Then the staff at McDonald's told me that they were closing early and could not make the order, so I cancelled the first order as "Restaurant Closed". Only 1 delivery shows up in my trip history, and it is this one.

However, I see many offers from Uber for a single order for right around $2. I'm not sure if the extra 34 cents would really make this deal that much more amazing.

Here is another single order from the same Hong Kong Diner a few days ago. Pay is $3.78 but notice that the trip is 6.4 miles instead of 1.6. I bet it would be $2 or less if it was 1.6 miles.

3 points tho! That makes it tote worth it.
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