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An account executive at Uber may have prematurely let the cat out of the bag about a new feature that rewards patient passengers.

Uber employee Gregory Jacobs first revealed the new feature, perhaps accidentally, yesterday. The image showed an option that allowed Jacobs to wait a little longer for a ride in exchange for a cheaper fare. He could get the ride now (4:46pm local time) for $10.18, or wait four minutes and pay $8.15 - a savings of about 25 percent.

"If you're OK with leaving later, we'll request your ride for 17:00 for a lower price," the app stated.

Jacobs has since deleted the tweet and set his account to private but you can view the original tweet here.

An Uber spokesperson told Quartz that the feature was being tested among Uber employees in San Francisco and Los Angeles.

She continued:
 

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Absolute BS

https://www.google.com/amp/s/thenextweb.com/apps/2018/06/19/uber-is-experimenting-with-cheaper-fares-for-those-willing-to-wait/?amp=1

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An account executive at Uber may have prematurely let the cat out of the bag about a new feature that rewards patient passengers.

Uber employee Gregory Jacobs first revealed the new feature, perhaps accidentally, yesterday. The image showed an option that allowed Jacobs to wait a little longer for a ride in exchange for a cheaper fare. He could get the ride now (4:46pm local time) for $10.18, or wait four minutes and pay $8.15 - a savings of about 25 percent.

"If you're OK with leaving later, we'll request your ride for 17:00 for a lower price," the app stated.

Jacobs has since deleted the tweet and set his account to private but you can view the original tweet here.

An Uber spokesperson told Quartz that the feature was being tested among Uber employees in San Francisco and Los Angeles.

She continued:
 

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An account executive at Uber may have prematurely let the cat out of the bag about a new feature that rewards patient passengers.

Uber employee Gregory Jacobs first revealed the new feature, perhaps accidentally, yesterday. The image showed an option that allowed Jacobs to wait a little longer for a ride in exchange for a cheaper fare. He could get the ride now (4:46pm local time) for $10.18, or wait four minutes and pay $8.15 - a savings of about 25 percent.

"If you're OK with leaving later, we'll request your ride for 17:00 for a lower price," the app stated.

Jacobs has since deleted the tweet and set his account to private but you can view the original tweet here.

An Uber spokesperson told Quartz that the feature was being tested among Uber employees in San Francisco and Los Angeles.

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Screwber has levelled a multi-pronged, all-out assault on surges. Wow.

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Translation: "Don't even sweat it! We'll find you a sucker at 17:00"
 

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"Uber has raised prices for riders in some of its largest US markets this year, responding to a tighter labor market, higher gas prices, and widespread frustration among drivers. "We have to make [driving for Uber] more attractive, because the alternatives are becoming more attractive," CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said at a technology conference outside of Los Angeles in late May."

LMAO
 

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And on the other side, Uber will ask drivers, " Hey, Driver, if we match you with DF faster, will you accept a lower payout?".

You know, double dipping. But wait, still Upfront Pricing, so like triple dipping..

And Uber will also expect drivers to buy, lease or rent their own cars while Uber takes 50%+ out of Rider Trip Payouts. [email protected], quadruple dipping.
 

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An account executive at Uber may have prematurely let the cat out of the bag about a new feature that rewards patient passengers.

Uber employee Gregory Jacobs first revealed the new feature, perhaps accidentally, yesterday. The image showed an option that allowed Jacobs to wait a little longer for a ride in exchange for a cheaper fare. He could get the ride now (4:46pm local time) for $10.18, or wait four minutes and pay $8.15 - a savings of about 25 percent.

"If you're OK with leaving later, we'll request your ride for 17:00 for a lower price," the app stated.

Jacobs has since deleted the tweet and set his account to private but you can view the original tweet here.

An Uber spokesperson told Quartz that the feature was being tested among Uber employees in San Francisco and Los Angeles.

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Basic math os hard for a journalist, 5:00 pm is fourteen minutes later than 4:46. No millennial can wait that long. Only bottom of the barrel poo scraping pax can do that.
 

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Don't worry, the driver gets $4.00 in either case...

Who says the wait rate is a discount from the normal upfront rate? Uber could simply start charging a premium for faster pickups. More money in Uber's pocket while the driver only earns base rate.
 
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