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    Return flights to Bergamo - £30
    Return taxi to airport from Drum Brae - £30/

    Still wouldn't use uber or the taliban taxi's as I believe the black cab driver's call them.
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    If somethingís too good to be true, it usually is. Or in Uberís case, the convenience and cheapness comes at a cost in other areas.

    Once corrective action is finalised, you wonít see Uber for dust and theyíll simply operate in countries whoís rules regarding workers rights are a little more Ďrelaxedí.

    Itís a shame as a happy medium would benefit everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
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    If somethingís too good to be true, it usually is. Or in Uberís case, the convenience and cheapness comes at a cost in other areas.

    Once corrective action is finalised, you wonít see Uber for dust and theyíll simply operate in countries whoís rules regarding workers rights are a little more Ďrelaxedí.

    Itís a shame as a happy medium would benefit everyone.
    I donít think anyone has described Uber as ďtoo good to be trueĒ, just some people believe they can be better than using black cabs.

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    You're going to the big fire.
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    Why are people comparing the price of a taxi with the basic price of a flight? Budget airlines are more comparable to a bus, no?

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    Can anybody tell me how much of the fare Uber creams off in this country? I've read about them taking 60-70% of minimum price hires in some places.

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    Can anybody tell me how much of the fare Uber creams off in this country? I've read about them taking 60-70% of minimum price hires in some places.
    25%

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
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    If somethingís too good to be true, it usually is. Or in Uberís case, the convenience and cheapness comes at a cost in other areas.

    Once corrective action is finalised, you wonít see Uber for dust and theyíll simply operate in countries whoís rules regarding workers rights are a little more Ďrelaxedí.

    Itís a shame as a happy medium would benefit everyone.
    You could be right, and although I hope it doesn't happen, it looks to me like black cabs are more likely to disappear than Uber.

    And remember, if we leave the EU, there won't be many countries with more relaxed workers than the UK.
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    25%
    Is that regardless of fare? I've read they take $2 and percentage of $4 minimum fares in US, can't see them settling for 80 odd pence on £3.50 minimum Edinburgh fare.
    I certainly wouldn't have been in business for very long paying booking office 25% of all the hires I got when driving a taxi and even less if they take as much as i've read about.

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    Is that regardless of fare? I've read they take $2 and percentage of $4 minimum fares in US, can't see them settling for 80 odd pence on £3.50 minimum Edinburgh fare.
    I certainly wouldn't have been in business for very long paying booking office 25% of all the hires I got when driving a taxi and even less if they take as much as i've read about.
    Yes doesnít matter what the fare is the £3.50 fare you get 2.62.

    The base fare need to be higher Uber works great for me as I only do it for 2-3 months through winter made a lot of money in December much quieter since although itís picking up now.

    Not sure Iíd want to make a living full time from it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patch1875 View Post
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    Yes doesnít matter what the fare is the £3.50 fare you get 2.62.

    The base fare need to be higher Uber works great for me as I only do it for 2-3 months through winter made a lot of money in December much quieter since although itís picking up now.

    Not sure Iíd want to make a living full time from it.
    All very good if you want to "make" a few quid on a Saturday night. Takes a lot of £2.62's just to pay the council for your licences and remember you're competing against guys who are trying to earn a full time wage with full time overheads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patch1875 View Post
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    Yes doesnít matter what the fare is the £3.50 fare you get 2.62.

    The base fare need to be higher Uber works great for me as I only do it for 2-3 months through winter made a lot of money in December much quieter since although itís picking up now.

    Not sure Iíd want to make a living full time from it.
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    All very good if you want to "make" a few quid on a Saturday night. Takes a lot of £2.62's just to pay the council for your licences and remember you're competing against guys who are trying to earn a full time wage with full time overheads.
    You only probably do 2-3 a day at that price but itís a 5 minute job been out since 6.30 this morning averaged £20 an hour home now might go out again later.

    Itís good fun for me I put all the money aside and it pays for the summer holiday only got the car for another couple of weeks then back to my business.

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    Thank you for your service.
    Your welcome!

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    You only probably do 2-3 a day at that price but itís a 5 minute job been out since 6.30 this morning averaged £20 an hour home now might go out again later.

    Itís good fun for me I put all the money aside and it pays for the summer holiday only got the car for another couple of weeks then back to my business.
    Luckily you won't have to bother about replacing your vehicle and offering sudsidised travel for much longer.
    I just don't see how their business is sustainable, everything has to be paid for eventually.

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