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Woman warns Uber passengers as price of trip quoted at nearly 3 times what she usually pays

Updated: Sep 6, 2021

Image credit: TaxiPoint/Twitter @sademariaali remixed

A woman has issued a warning to potential Uber passengers after a trip which usually costs her just under £17 was quoted at almost £50.

Sade Maria took to Twitter to highlight the quote, saying: "Do you think this is taking the absolute p***?"

The journey, which ran along near Brighton's seafront, normally costs around £16.90, according to Sade herself, but on this occasion Uber quoted £48.58 for a standard UberX vehicle.

Sade said that there was no way she was going to pay such a price for the trip so opted to use a local firm who charged £17.

Sade wrote: "UberSupport, do you think this is taking the absolute p**s, when this journey usually costs me £16.90. OVER £30 MORE LOL. You got jokes."

Sade posted a screenshot of the quote on her Twitter account which was modified to carry the message "Be safe out there today folks. Uber is out robbing people", along with a laughing emoji.

One person on the post's timeline, said: "Uber are not the only minicab company with an app & they're not necessarily the cheapest or most reliable.

"Check out your local taxi AND minicab services, they nearly all have apps of their own, cheaper than Uber's peak times & you'll be supporting your local economy. STAY SAFE."


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