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post #9601 of 11466
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It seems like ubes are becoming more numerous and adopting the default driving style of regular cabs (i.e. aggressive & semi-reckless). At least w/ yellow cabs their color serves as a warning beacon of sorts and it is relatively easy to monitor them (from a driver's perspective). With ubers they appear out of nowhere, and are becoming more of a nuisance...

 

I use Uber a lot and one interesting thing about is that you are forced to provide feedback on your driver.  So I do.  95% of the time it's very positive but I always flag for them the bad drivers. 

post #9602 of 11466
my boss is ordering us pizza for lunch. Both places he used to order from are now closed.

the rent is too damn high in Tribeca.
post #9603 of 11466
I got a coupon in the mail yesterday for uber valet parking. Apparently they will pick up and drop off your car for you. Anyone used it?
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The 1 pizza place I want to shut down will unfortunately never shut down, because it's in the middle of NYU and they probably make hundreds of dollars each day despite selling some of the worst pizza in a .5 mile radius.

post #9605 of 11466
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I got a coupon in the mail yesterday for uber valet parking. Apparently they will pick up and drop off your car for you. Anyone used it?


Why would you use it? Isn't there an insurance issue?
post #9606 of 11466
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Why would you use it? Isn't there an insurance issue?

Flyer said fully insured in door garage. Intro price was maybe $150-200 then goes up to about $350. I use the car too often for this to be convenient but I imagine it would be fine for most people who don't drive much.
post #9607 of 11466
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Originally Posted by poorsod View Post

Flyer said fully insured in door garage. Intro price was maybe $150-200 then goes up to about $350. I use the car too often for this to be convenient but I imagine it would be fine for most people who don't drive much.

Wouldn't you have to put the Uber driver on your insurance?
They will pick up and drop off you car from where? if you are out for dinner or something like that?
post #9608 of 11466
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Originally Posted by poorsod View Post

I got a coupon in the mail yesterday for uber valet parking. Apparently they will pick up and drop off your car for you. Anyone used it?

Given Uber's approach to their not employees, you're essentially trusting your car to some rando and his/her insurance. Also, in many states (not sure about NY), you may be liable for damages or injuries which occur while that person is driving your car. Seems like a bad idea, to me.
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What's the difference in risk/insurance with any valet ?    Been around for decades, no?

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Not sure, G. IANAL. smile.gif
post #9611 of 11466
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

What's the difference in risk/insurance with any valet ?    Been around for decades, no?

Many times they are parking your car right on the premises or around the corner. Uber sounds like they will pick your car up and take it to a garage that is not necessarily that close. So you are trusting a driver to navigate traffic, both to and fro. In NYC, that is a little bit of a risk.
post #9612 of 11466
Is this actually an Uber service, or an Uber-like service though another company?

Have heard of a company ValetAnywhere that does this, but hadn't heard that Uber was doing anything like this.

Seems like a brilliant idea honestly, as long as you can sort the insurance/liability issue. I'd consider it for sure.
post #9613 of 11466
I think Uber is genius. You do realize your car is not parked but rather that "Uber valet" is a homeless guy out giving taxi rides in your car?
post #9614 of 11466
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The 1 pizza place I want to shut down will unfortunately never shut down, because it's in the middle of NYU and they probably make hundreds of dollars each day despite selling some of the worst pizza in a .5 mile radius.

Holy cow
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Seems like a brilliant idea honestly, as long as you can sort the insurance/liability issue. I'd consider it for sure.

I agree. The idea of leveraging cheap, though distant, parking and unemployed people with driver's licenses has a certain evil elegance that I really admire. I wish I had thought of it. I mean, there are places in Pennsylvania you can park for free.
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