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So I'm sitting with the man's wife waiting for him to come out for a wedding. He says he's on his way so I decided to wait because his wife already in my car. She says sorry about this; you're definitely getting five stars.

Anyway, we have a great conversation and when it's time for them to leave her husband says, " give me five ". She replies by saying; i'm already going to give him five stars. He then shakes his head and says "You just cost me five more dollars. He wants beer money/lap dances not 5 stars." He then says I don't know what I was thinking with marrying this one.

Give mes $20 for a 10 minute trip. I definitely think this setup helps with my tips. I pretend likes its for tolls or past cheapskates giving me 1-2$.
 

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I wouldn't feel comfortable with cash showing in the car. I know it's not a lot, but people do all sorts of things for a few bucks. Be careful! :)
 

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Thanks for the heads up I appreciate that. Are they going to generally wealthier of the suburbs but still there are a few people out there. Considering most Drive in the backseat it's not as a bigger threat.
 

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Congrats on having a rider with some sense. My last $20 tipper asked me 'what's Uber paying these days $3.50?' I said no, $3.20. (my minimum payout here).... He said here, please don't quit, I may need you again someday.
 

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So I'm sitting with the man's wife waiting for him to come out for a wedding. He says he's on his way so I decided to wait because his wife already in my car. She says sorry about this; you're definitely getting five stars.

Anyway, we have a great conversation and when it's time for them to leave her husband says, " give me five ". She replies by saying; i'm already going to give him five stars. He then shakes his head and says "You just cost me five more dollars. He wants beer money/lap dances not 5 stars." He then says I don't know what I was thinking with marrying this one.

Give mes $20 for a 10 minute trip. I definitely think this setup helps with my tips. I pretend likes its for tolls or past cheapskates giving me 1-2$.
That's what i do, 5-8 bucks folded in 2 or separate bundles. It has definitely made a difference
 

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yeah thats a GREAT WAY to get robbed. Good luck w/ that
The cup holders between the seats are easy to keep on eye on. I personally have not noticed if it makes any difference when I display a few ones. People know before the trip starts if they are going to tip or not here where I drive.
 

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I've had bills in my cup holder too and didn't see a difference. Most of my two and less are back seat riders. I take it out or cover it up when I leave the car for a break or for the day.
 

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btw RUDE MUCH???

So we got nothin better to do than feed our addictions and/or throw money at bimbos???

Anyway, anybody got any good ideas on how to kick such punks out/get similar satisfaction from some other symbolic act when you've inconveniently already reached their destination??

end trip & start loudly writing 1* complaint via speech to text???
 

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Tippers will tip. Non tippers don't tip. It's nice when a rider gets it. 5 stars don't hold any value. Cash money does. I hope you took that $20 and got a lap dance. :rolleyes:

I have used seed money without fear of being robbed however I have not seen my tips fluctuate because of this. I get tips when I work areas where riders are more likely to tip. Hint, hotel pickups increase your chances of tips. Bar pickups decrease your chances.
 

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Tippers will tip. Non tippers don't tip. It's nice when a rider gets it. 5 stars don't hold any value. Cash money does. I hope you took that $20 and got a lap dance. :rolleyes:

I have used seed money without fear of being robbed however I have not seen my tips fluctuate because of this. I get tips when I work areas where riders are more likely to tip. Hint, hotel pickups increase your chances of tips. Bar pickups decrease your chances.
SOME bars tip heavily

Its a knowledge game. Strand bad bar pax for less than like 4-5x.

Not worth it

5* actually DO hold value to low volume, high rate, high cost of entry Select/Premier/Black/Lux/SUV drivers - 9x 5* on UberX to clear 1* to barely passing levels (9*5 + 1*1=4,60) , 19x 5* to bump to 4,80 levels

EACH STAR COSTS $24 EXACTLY (before time lost and expenses of lossy rating stuffer rides)
 

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PS

Lyft OC is worse,@ 40% more expensive stars ($7 minfares)

19*7=$133 to clear a 1* rating for a 4,8 driver

PPS cost doubles again for a 4,90 driver, 39*$7= $273 cost of 1*~ = $68/star


And whetherthey admit it or not, but if a bad night messesup an established profitable driver hard enough, he WILL start stuffing ratings at cost to self if complaining fails

Because some of em got loans on 30-50k $ vehicles, and pay mortgages rent etc and feed their kids with this

Its NOT a sensible risk to NOT do it if your main cash flow app's sudden rating drop puts your livelihood at risk
 

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Seriously! You think having a few bucks in the cup holder is going to get you robbed? How about the $600 iPhone you're using?
And your car is worth much more at a chop shop.

So are you. Even an Uber driver hasa few marketable organs...

/Sarcasm but true.

HOWEVER, psychologically people react differently.

Sorta how just your id and debit card in your pockets - you draw zero interest from the criminal element, but bring a fat wallet (bulging with a gazillion rewards cards, receipts and a few auto shops business cards) - and that fat prize, with its $1 and 65 cents change, needs to be watched attentively
 
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