Posted by: Bruce | May 9, 2018

Uber and ticket scalpers – can you spot the difference?

No and no. I can only spot the similarities.

When the trains were shut down in North Melbourne on the morning of May 3, 2018, many commuters called on taxis and Uber drivers to get to work.

When I read the prices Uber were charging, ticket scalpers came to mind.

So for ticket scalpers to be legal (excluding those low lifes flogging counterfeit tickets), they should do as Uber do.

Surge pricing, high demand pricing and last but not least, this little gem; Dynamic Pricing policy, is how Uber describes and justifies monopolising, gouging and taking advantage of those turfed off the trains.

 

Uber scalping commuters - Google image.

Uber transport, scalping commuters.

 

http://pricing-news.com/uber-surge-rates-melbourne-train-shutdown-prompts-call-for-cap-on-uber-fares-after-passengers-charged-three-times-normal-rate-herald-sun/

https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/scalper

Words for today;    Uber – Won’t be on my speed dial.

More to come;   same blog time, same blog channel.

 

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Responses

  1. I’ve never taken an Uber ride or wanted to watch something so badly that I’d pay inflated prices to a scalper. Then again, I don’t know any scalper’s personally.

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    • Nor I Mary. I’d rather put the money to getting the CD or perhaps a bungee jump. Have you stocked up on mittens for the winter?

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