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    Default Uber in Santo Domingo

    https://www.uber.com/jobs/69914

    Wonder if that's going to work here. I'm sure the association of taxistas will be very happy to get some competition of anyone with a car and a smartphone.

    Or maybe it's the companies like Apolo that will suffer.
    Last edited by Mauricio; 06-19-2015 at 07:27 PM.

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    It could work for sindico drivers to be more streamlined.
    I see a few broken windshields and slashed tires otherwise.

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    I see them competing with the taxis, not so much with the sindicatos, since those are mainly the fixed cheap routes.

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    I'm not sure how this would work here though.

    What's their margin and how will the drivers make money?

    I know it's a bit more in SD, but here in Santiago almost everywhere I go it's RD$150 or $200 depending on the driver, rarely more unless I'm going pretty far.

    That's US$5 tops.

    They are very successful all around the world so I'm sure they have a plan in place, but I don't see how they and drivers are going to make money here.

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    Too bad derfish isn't here, it sounds right up his alley!




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    I think their best bet are the customers from airports to business hotels vice versa. Las Americas - Hilton Malecon for example is USD40 (hotel rate) someone willing to do that for USD20, can make some money on the side.

    I heard though that world wide uber drivers complain about the little money they're making.

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    Uber is slightly more than local rides in most cities, why would they do a $40 ride for $20?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlterEgo View Post
    Too bad derfish isn't here, it sounds right up his alley!
    You need a luxury car, or @ least one painted a single color!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mauricio View Post
    I see them competing with the taxis, not so much with the sindicatos, since those are mainly the fixed cheap routes.
    all taxi companies are affiliated with large transport unions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dv8 View Post
    all taxi companies are affiliated with large transport unions.
    I was looking for that info but couldn't find it.

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