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Cab Fares to Decrease?

Discussion in 'Getting There & Getting Around' started by bjpcyclone, Nov 23, 2016.

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  1. bjpcyclone

    bjpcyclone High-Roller

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    A 13% decrease in fares is a pretty good dent for the first year with Uber/Lyft. Cabs will always be around and have significant business because so many people can't/won't adapt to any change but this is the beginning of a much bigger decline for the industry (similar to satellite/cable and cord cutting right now).
     
  2. thecarve

    thecarve Misanthrope

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    Couldn’t agree more.

    I’m all for Uber/Lyft – more competition benefits us all. But, for me, the convenience and anonymity of cabs (at least in Vegas) far outweighs the $2-3 I’m going to save by using Uber/Lyft.
     
  3. saintpauljeff

    saintpauljeff VIP Whale

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    Still won't go back to a cab in Vegas (had a bad experience and was threatened by the driver) but I think the biggest reason is the potential deception. Some cabbies are deliberately trying to deceive you with the route. And most won't be held accountable. It's hard to do that with Uber/Lyft since the route is GPS tracked and you have a rating system.

    Even if the fares were about even id still lean to Uber/Lyft because to this day, every ride has been a pleasant experience.
     
  4. Dutch34

    Dutch34 High-Roller

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    But in my experience, it's not $2 or $3 savings. Example: had cabbie buddy pick us up at Cosmo to take us downtown. Direct shot and it was $19.xx. He was off duty when we returned, so we did Uber...$9.50 for return. I'm not advocating one or the other, but like anyone, we don't mind paying half for any good or service if the same outcome is the result.
     
  5. hillwood24

    hillwood24 High-Roller

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    This +1. The cabs are way too slow to respond to these shifts in demand, so they will slowly wither away until they completely shut down. They simply cannot compete with Uber and Lyft rates. Their only competitive advantage is the fact that they are more conveniently located at the airport, and I imagine that will be short lived.
     
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    jbee Low-Roller

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    With almost all strip properties charging a parking fee now, taxis, uber and lift will go up in price, respectfully.
    I would still chose Uber or Lyft.
     
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