As usual, there were a ton of great rideshare stories this week but the most popular ones had to do with Uber’s surge pricing. Halloween may have been the biggest rideshare night of the year and the fares certainly reflected that going as high as 10x in certain markets but apparently there were a lot of regretful passengers the next morning. Today, RSG contributor Jack Ross takes a look at those stories and more.
AND WE’RE BAAAACK!
This week’s roundup: Uber hits the big time, the Rideshare Wars get REAL (and James Bond-y), and some out of control Halloween fares lead to even more out of control rideshare antics from drivers and passengers, alike. Away we go, starting with a very important tip:
Extremely detailed and hugely important piece from ValleyWag with need to knows on the sub-prime loans you could be taking on, and their potentially serious consequences. A deep dive into Uber’s site content, instruction videos, loan partners, sub-reddits with more anecdotes and a whole hell of a lot more. In sum: buyer (or loaner), beware. [Read more…]