Tom2828· Premium Member
Used it on Saturday night bloody loved it got a ping in Heathmont @ 2.6x ping to BERWICK where I live $99 fare thanks for coming went home after a $400 dollar night.
Otherwise everyone will use it to take fates to the busiest suburbsI don't understand why are limited to two trips per day
All of us will go offline to move in in high paid area at least twice a day when fare takes u in suburbs so u dont get stuck doing local jobs without surge and 10 to 15 min ping pick ups
Understood why is limitedIts limited to stop cherry picking jobs Bob........
Twice a day, allows you to either set one to work and one home, or set two times a day to go home or anywhere basically etc.
Which is what its designed for. When you want to 'finish up' and 'head' home.
Otherwise people will use it to get long jobs ie sit in the city on a surge with the airport set as a destination etc to cherry pick a long high surge job and rise and repeat.
Again, to stop cherry picking jobs all day long. In your example, you want to 'cherry pick' the high paying city surge jobs, vs the non surge outer suburbs jobs.Understood why is limited will not stop us example on busy day with lot surges in cbd if u end up in outer suburbs most of drivers will go offline and move in high density job & suge paid area
Yep we saying same thing by limiting two trips not solving the issue driver will follow the money only customer service suffers because driver will go offline to get in high paid area and passenger which want to go same direction will not get pick upAgain, to stop cherry picking jobs all day long. In your example, you want to 'cherry pick' the high paying city surge jobs, vs the non surge outer suburbs jobs.
Only way you can keep drivers longer in out suburbs if you have no surge fare price same as taxis regardless where u are price is the same saying that driver will move to high density job area again u cant fight natural flow everyone aiming for the best outcomeDoesn't solve the issue of following the money, this is true. BUT does help slow it down and drivers might stay online in the burbs rather than go offline etc.
I would think maybe 4 destinations a day would be nicer, but at the end of the day. Something is better than nothing.
The amount of times I use to go offline as I was ready to head home and having to deadhead a LONG way back without a fare. Now days I have a small chance of getting something, which is better than nothing.
I would love to see a ping ETA filter, don't show me jobs over 10 mins unless its a surge job! Now that would make me a happy man.
If its not surging like crazy, then being out in the burbs isn't bad. Some people seem to hate it, but the jobs are normally longer, so while less jobs, they normally pay more so it all averages out in the end for me.Only way you can keep drivers longer in out suburbs if you have no surge fare price
Yep agree but most of them are with pickup with 0.5 km not 5 km which they cost lost u moneyCity jobs are normally short little things for me, ok when its surging but otherwise meh.
do this on tuesday night also u did most of them with surgeOn Saturday night I started at Doncaster at 5:30pm. I picked up a 1.4 surge fare from Doncaster to Mount Waverley. Then I picked up a non-surge fare from Ashwood to Boronia. Then I picked up a non-surge fare from Boronia to South Melbourne. Those three fares totaled $99.74 for 1 hour 42 mins work. My night just kept rolling from there. Later that night I had four 2.x surge fares in a row. I had my second ever $500+ day for just under 11 hours work. If you want to leave the non-surge fares in the suburbs then I will take them.
Why would I work Tuesday night? Actually in the right circumstances Tuesday night can be very profitable too.do this on tuesday night also u did most of them with surge
I did job on wed night port to dandenong south with surge 1.2 $60.98 for 50 min work then drop to dandenong and waited for job for 15 min to get train station pick up so got frustrated waiting for fare move towards city pick up in oakleigh to south yarra $18.90 so i did 3 hours $80 dollars and driven just under 100 km in city 3 hours small jobs will be around same $80 but only with 60km driven only difference is more petrol depreciation and seating in the car using internet.Why would I work Tuesday night? You obviously didn't read my post. I had three jobs to start Saturday night for $99.74 in an hour and 42 minutes. Two of them were suburban non-surge jobs.
If you don't like it then give it away and I will take your work.
Last Wednesday I set the destination as the airport when I was in Richmond. I had to go to the airport to pick up a friend. So I thought I might as well be paid to go there. Could Uber be that kind?
Well I picked up a job in East Melbourne with a drop off in North Fitzroy and then nothing after that. It's the luck of the draw.
In general though it works well.