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72 days with Uber are over [Aug. 30th, 2015|10:56 pm]
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I learned:
1. You can hire Uber-X car in Seatac, you just need to put a pin at closest hotel and call the driver. They mostly know the trick.
2. Uber takes 20% of what you pay. But there are additional fees which you pay for separately, so the driver gets less than 80% of what you pay.
3. Sometimes you get an Uber moment (when the car is just there when you tap the button) and sometimes you have to wait twice as long as the time predicted by the app.
4. Financially:
trips: 74
total: $963
median trip: $11.75
per-day: $13.38
which is a bit less than $17.13/day I was paying while leasing.
5. Most of Lyft cars are shabbier than Uber-X. Some Uber-X cars are really nice, but some are ok-ish.
6. Leasing a new car takes only a few hours.

[User Picture]From: metaller
2015-09-01 06:49 am (UTC)
Never tried Uber. Took Lyft once. Very good experience ;)
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[User Picture]From: dennyrolling
2015-09-01 06:45 pm (UTC)
they are about the same, Uber is a bit better.
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From: morfizm
2015-09-01 05:47 pm (UTC)
Am I making a correct conclusion that the delta of 17.13-13.38 = 3.75/day is strictly greater than the level of the inconvenience?
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[User Picture]From: dennyrolling
2015-09-01 06:44 pm (UTC)
couple things in addition:
1. no need to park, which reduced stress, especially with overloaded parking at work.
2. often I would tell the driver to drop me off a bit further away from my destination and my walking distance went up.
3. I would read up on my email while on the way to work, starting the business day earlier.
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