Uber’s Surge Pricing has been a highly debated topic recently.
Surge Pricing has been the cause of lots of overly pricey cab rides which many people have complained about, some of which have made the news.
Here are a few examples of ridiculously pricey Uber rides:
I’ve written about surge pricing a bunch of times and don’t exactly agree with the practice. I get that they attribute it to supply and demand. But what does that mean?
Basically, Uber is saying that with surge pricing, more drivers go to work and become available to provide rides during the busiest times. Some customers defend it by saying that without surge pricing, there wouldn’t be cars available during these times when requested. Or, maybe you’d get stuck waiting for a very long time.
I felt that for this past New Year’s, Uber did a very good job sending out reminders about surge pricing (during the busiest day of the year). Even with Uber’s reminders, people still got annoyed after getting a pricey bill at the end of their ride.
After reading about the New Year’s Eve stories, I wondered if riders should be or even have the right to be annoyed about Uber surge pricing? I mean, they were warned! And, nobody forced them to open up the Uber app and request a ride.
Then we have a guy taken on a $908 ride and the passenger would Uber again!
I’m curious to see what your thoughts are on Uber Surge Pricing during times of heavy ride requests.
Is Uber's Surge Pricing Fair?
- It's supply & demand, so yes it is. (60%, 62 Votes)
- No. Uber is taking advantage of its customers. (19%, 20 Votes)
- Yes! Without it I'd never find a ride during busy times. (12%, 12 Votes)
- Yes and No. I see both sides of the argument. (10%, 10 Votes)
- I don't care- I'm putting the fare on my corporate card. (0%, 0 Votes)
Total Voters: 104
Poll closes on Friday, January 16 at 11:59 PM.
I’m sure there are many other options for poll answers which could’ve been added. If you’d like to add an answer or opinion about surge pricing, feel free to do so in the comments below.