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What time / day is surge pricing in SD in your experience.
1.5, 2, 3?
Have you found before/after Padres games - or other events?

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We rarely get surges in San Diego anymore.
Special events like the Pacific Beach Boardwalk event yesterday are good.
The best thing to do is keep the app on, watch where surges are and when.
Write it down. Soon a pattern will form for you. You will learn when and where to place yourself.
 

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Besides the obvious Fri and Sat. night 1:15-2:15am surges, I've noticed surging around 4:30-6am weekdays but I rarely lock it in. It seems like it changes quickly. Many times I drive to a surge area and either don't get a ride or it changes back to regular pricing. Still trying to figure it out.

Surging is popular in Coronado Island, Hillcrest/North Park, PB, La Jolla, and Gaslamp at the times I mentioned above.
 

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I've noticed surging around 4:30-6am weekdays but I rarely lock it in. It seems like it changes quickly. Many times I drive to a surge area and either don't get a ride or it changes back to regular pricing. Still trying to figure it out.
Most seem to follow the thought that "chasing" surges is a fools race. Now if you can have an idea where the surges might take place and be there beforehand that helps. But like Rockin said, not many surges anymore outside special events in San Diego anymore.
 

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RockinEZ, hit the nail on the head. Special events only & bar close. It's really pathetic. Florida-Georgia Line concert had Chula Vista/Eastlake surging @ 3.2x this past weekend. I was shocked.
 

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I went to kaskade on friday and left 30min early because I knew it would surge... When I got home it was a 2.8x :) gotta love knowing the system.
 

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Never drive to surge!! It's a ploy to get drivers in that area. I've been in surge several times and they don't give it, so don't chase it it's a waste of time and gas. If I happen to get one I just look at it as a bonus. Hell I've gotten surge and didn't know until I ended the ride and was not sitting in the surge or prime time area.
 

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I've notice that a lot of areas have been yellow and orange throughout the day yet i don't get any requests :/

Does this happen a lot?
 

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San Diego (and many other markets I'm sure) has become so saturated with drivers that there are routinely times that should be 'peak' that barely produce consistent requests, much less surges. Uber, in the name of showing increasing revenues for the eventual IPO/equity event, is hiring drivers with no concern for the welfare of existing 'partners'. They are well aware of the results of their strategy - 6 month life spans for a large portion of drivers and declining quality. Neither one of those things matter to them, as long as there is a pool of new drivers willing to work for consistently less income (both lower rates and lower # of rides).
 
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