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#1 YoloinOhio

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Posted 31 March 2017 - 10:22 PM

http://buffalonews.c...time=1490921097

Edited by YoloinOhio, 07 April 2017 - 08:43 PM.


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Posted 31 March 2017 - 10:31 PM

http://buffalonews.c...time=1490921097


About time, and GREAT news! Sign up, my friends. It is a wise move, I promise.

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Posted 31 March 2017 - 10:41 PM

Used Uber a bunch on a recent trip to Vegas, San Diego and Los Angeles. Awesome experience all three places.

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Posted 31 March 2017 - 10:51 PM

Used Uber a bunch on a recent trip to Vegas, San Diego and Los Angeles. Awesome experience all three places.


We've used it all over, including Nashville where our son lives. It's about a $6 Uber ride into town, where parking was $12 for the first hour. Add in the risk of a DUI? Priceless! I went to Orlando a few weeks ago for the first round of the NCAA trounament, Uber was $5-6 every day, each way, again less than parking and allowed for some celebration! (Elite 8 is disappointing, but also great!) I hope to use it on a trip to WNY this season!

If you're in WNY and it's new to you, don't hesitate. I think you'll love it. I can't believe it took so long.

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Posted 31 March 2017 - 10:56 PM

Just took it tonight in Cbus. Easiest, safest, most convenient thing ever. I'm so glad to know it will be up and running for football season.

Edited by YoloinOhio, 31 March 2017 - 10:57 PM.


#6 PolishDave

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Posted 31 March 2017 - 10:59 PM

I use the crap out of Uber when traveling.    Awesome service.  Can't say enough good things about it.   Makes it really easy and effortless to get around town when you are traveling in a distant city.

 

It is like 10X better than trying to get a taxi because you just request a ride on the app from wherever you are at and someone shows up in a couple minutes.   No more waiting for a taxi.  No more looking for a taxi.  And the drivers have always been great.

 

This service is putting taxi's out of business because it is that much better. (at least it has been anywhere I have used it)



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Posted 31 March 2017 - 11:01 PM

Just took it tonight in Cbus. Easiest, safest, most convenient thing ever.


Recent trip to Atlanta airport was $28 with Uber, return trip via taxi (because they frown on Uber at airport) was about $55. But beware of surge pricing, as it can be just as much as a cab. The cool thing is, they give you the estimate up front. As others have pointed out, Lyft goes to surge pricing a little later, so maybe look at both if you care. The average driver beats a taxi guy.

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Posted 31 March 2017 - 11:03 PM

I used Uber in Manila 2 years ago.
Buffalo is just getting it?

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Posted 31 March 2017 - 11:04 PM

I used Uber in Manila 2 years ago.
Buffalo is just getting it?


And dial up AOL is expected soon! Yippee!

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Posted 31 March 2017 - 11:04 PM

I used Uber in Manila 2 years ago.
Buffalo is just getting it?

yes, take a look at the article posted. It's been quite an issue in Albany. Other parts of NY have had it, but not WNY.

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Posted 31 March 2017 - 11:11 PM

And dial up AOL is expected soon! Yippee!

 

 

LOL not that I want it, but Time Warner has pissed me off so many times over internet service that I've always said the day I could get DSL I would leave Time Warner. I still can't get DSL in Cheektowaga lol. Cheers for Uber!



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Posted 31 March 2017 - 11:12 PM

Recent trip to Atlanta airport was $28 with Uber, return trip via taxi (because they frown on Uber at airport) was about $55. But beware of surge pricing, as it can be just as much as a cab. The cool thing is, they give you the estimate up front. As others have pointed out, Lyft goes to surge pricing a little later, so maybe look at both if you care. The average driver beats a taxi guy.

 

They do have surge pricing especially around public events like sporting events or trade shows or festivals or whatever.    Still beats the crap out of a taxi.  The best part is not having to look for one or call anybody.  Just request on the app.  Shows the fare.   You agree.   Driver shows up in 2 minutes.   Love the fact that it shows the driver's location on the GPS map and how close they are to you so you can actually tell when the vehicle is pulling up. - Oh- that's our guy right there.  

 

Whoever invented this service is a friggen genius.  Hats off to them.  Hope he/she is stupid rich from it.  They deserve it.   Only in Merica baby!



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Posted 31 March 2017 - 11:22 PM

They do have surge pricing especially around public events like sporting events or trade shows or festivals or whatever.    Still beats the crap out of a taxi.  The best part is not having to look for one or call anybody.  Just request on the app.  Shows the fare.   You agree.   Driver shows up in 2 minutes.   Love the fact that it shows the driver's location on the GPS map and how close they are to you so you can actually tell when the vehicle is pulling up. - Oh- that's our guy right there.  
 
Whoever invented this service is a friggen genius.  Hats off to them.  Hope he/she is stupid rich from it.  They deserve it.   Only in Merica baby!


I have used it close to 100 times, and never a bad experience. Whoever thought of it contacted Mark Cuban regarding financing. Cuban balked, trying to determine a proper valuation. By the time Cuban called back, they guy said he had his money. Cuban admitted he messed up, and no one wins every time!

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Posted 31 March 2017 - 11:54 PM

I'm actually more excited about my next trip to Buffalo. Seriously, the car rental is a big component I can skip, which makes me more likey to come. I didn't want to drive much anyway.

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Posted 01 April 2017 - 12:14 AM

About time

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Posted 01 April 2017 - 11:39 PM

Amazingly Uber is a huge financial mess.
Losing billions.

It's an amazing service.
Amazon lost money for almost 2 decades before it finally turned a profit ...I'm sure Uber will have A similar fate.

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Posted 02 April 2017 - 12:48 AM

In Madison, Wisconsin Uber has been responsible for multiple sexual harassments, and at least two traffic deaths. Surge pricing cost 108 dollars to a hotel, so I called a cab which cost 23 dollars on the way back. Be careful what you wish for.

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Posted 02 April 2017 - 01:49 AM

Recent trip to Atlanta airport was $28 with Uber, return trip via taxi (because they frown on Uber at airport) was about $55. But beware of surge pricing, as it can be just as much as a cab. The cool thing is, they give you the estimate up front. As others have pointed out, Lyft goes to surge pricing a little later, so maybe look at both if you care. The average driver beats a taxi guy.

Surge pricing can be WAY more than a cab.

Edited by metzelaars_lives, 02 April 2017 - 01:49 AM.


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Posted 02 April 2017 - 02:31 AM

I created an account for my son who is a young adult to make sure there is never an issue of drinking and driving. He has only used once, as he is the Uber for his friends and charges them to drive them home. I can't believe you guys haven't had it for these years. I use all the time for work when I travel vs a cab.

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Posted 02 April 2017 - 06:55 AM

I use ridesharing all the time in DC and Philly when there for work. It rules. Time for WNY to join the 21st century. Cabs are horses and buggies, only smellier and way less reliable.

Arrived by train in DC a few months back, my phone died so I couldn't call an Uber. So I went to the taxi stand at Union Station. Naturally, the cab driver's credit card machine was "broken" so he could only take cash, which meant a stop at an ATM on the way to my hotel.

Cash never changes hands, one of the best things about ridesharing.