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Mannnn...that's crazy surge. Are we sure there are too many drivers? Laguna is full of cabs, like most coastal communities. Why wait for uber? Obviously one needs a ride badly if they are willing to pay that much. But congrats if you got that surge. [email protected]@k uber.
 

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Those types of surges are what I call a "mirage"

It may be there but it's not really there. When it's that high, VERY few passengers will accept those terms. 90 % will wait for it to drop.

It goes up that high because the number of pings increased dramatically in ratio to the amount of drivers in a short amount of time. But it stays that high and once drivers arrive and log on , passengers will wait and it'll drop off.
 

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Before the 5.0 (it was 2.5) I had check there were a shit ton of X drivers there. More so then normal, when the 5.0 came up at least half were gone, laguna and CDM were surging high.

This wasn't a matter of waiting it out as pax. It was about being at the right place at the right time for drivers.
 

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To those that managed to get that 5.0 that hit around 9pm tonight.
I saw it and in the NWPT/CM area with a small surge. I was watching the rider app and boy, ton of cars were heading down there. It did get back to 3.6x and saw some cars disappear. I probably should have chased that surge but I have done that before on big surges and riders either waited it out or those that took the ride, didn't get me. Sunday wasn't too bad for me and probably got $100 and quit before 1AM.
 
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