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# 255627 21-Aug-2019 15:41
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Just got an email from Uber that I will be able to request a ride in 7 new cities throughout New Zealand.

 

  • Hastings
  • Napier
  • Nelson
  • New Plymouth
  • Palmerston North
  • Rotorua
  • Taupo

Very excited for this!


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  # 2303100 21-Aug-2019 15:41
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Allow me to introduce you folks to our new travel community: TravelTalk NZ.

 

We hope to see you there!

 





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  # 2303104 21-Aug-2019 15:46
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WOOOOOOH!!!!!!!! Palmerston North taxis can go f themselves! No more $35 trips to go to the airport, which is 10 minutes across town for me.


 
 
 
 


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  # 2303105 21-Aug-2019 15:46
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Great, 7 more places that are about to be overrun with constantly circulating Prius'


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  # 2303120 21-Aug-2019 16:25
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Wonder if this is why I constantly get ads for Ola, some other kind of Uber thing.


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  # 2303242 21-Aug-2019 18:59
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I just more people knew about https://zoomy.co.nz/

 

 





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  # 2303287 21-Aug-2019 19:19
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Ola is same price but the drivers get a much better cut from the company compared to Uber (15% Uber vs 27% Ola)




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  # 2303288 21-Aug-2019 19:23
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I use Ola


 
 
 
 


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  # 2303427 22-Aug-2019 05:46
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ANglEAUT:

I just more people knew about https://zoomy.co.nz/


 



I just wish it was Zoomy expanding into the provinces rather than the dodgy Uber.

Given the drivers for one company also often drive for another perhaps Uber’s presence in these markets may actually make it more likely for the others to come. Surely the overheads of expanding a business model such as this aren’t too significant?

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  # 2304271 22-Aug-2019 21:58
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jonathan18: ... Surely the overheads of expanding a business model such as this aren’t too significant?

 

Well, there certainly are some.

 

     

  1. AFAIK, all three rideshare companies have got physical offices in the towns that they operate in. When I signed up, each required me to come to their premises.
  2. Zoomy puts you directly in contact with the driver / passenger; i.e your number is exposed. Both Ola & Uber mask your number by calling their office & then routing it to the other party.
  3. other things you & I can't think of.

 

Also, a local presence to be in contact with the council & get to know their local regulations?

 

 





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  # 2304290 22-Aug-2019 23:56
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wellygary:

 

Great, 7 more places that are about to be overrun with constantly circulating Prius'

 

 

 

 

better than paying a huge premium via the old business model


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  # 2312547 7-Sep-2019 21:33
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Uber - the cancer of the transport industry.

 

Their business ethics are disgusting. Sure the taxi industry probably needs a shake up but the way Uber go about entering a market by flouting the law shouldn't have been tolerated.

 

The way they have structured the Uber Eats business is a good example of why I believe Uber should not be supported. No wonder food outlets are finding ways to avoid Uber's exorbitant charges.

 

Hopefully they keep pursuing the futile Uber Air Taxi dream. That will cost them millions, probably billions, that will never be recovered and should finish Uber off.

 

I would rather walk than use Uber.





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