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Re: If You Are Uber Partner In Lagos, Please Share Your Experience Here by cross8701: 4:55pm On Sep 14
entparrot:


Is all about interest. Drivers are interested in good vehicles, if ur vehicle no good or problematic u don't expect them to struggle with u, so when ur vehicle is in good shape make sure u maximize ur profit.


Thats not entirely true. There are drivers you'll give a car in pristine condition and they will destroy it. I refuse to paint everybody with the same brush but lets not kid ourselves some of the drivers here that complain are just as bad as the Uber they complain so bitterly about. I had two drivers, one had a personal hygiene worse than a pig. He was lazy,rude and constantly complained. The other driver treated my car like it was his own, paid his money with no excuses and was as honest as they come. Its not always about the car, Uber or even the Partner. Sometimes its just the person. Needless to say one is still with me and the other is now another person's problem.

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Re: If You Are Uber Partner In Lagos, Please Share Your Experience Here by Impulse80(m): 5:11pm On Sep 14
Hello everyone, abeg make una advise me. I just finished school and would like to go about this Uber driving but i don't know how to familiarize myself with Lagos, being from the south east?

Please how much of Lagos roads do i have to know before i can be considered for a car by an owner?

N.B I've been driving for two years now.

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Re: If You Are Uber Partner In Lagos, Please Share Your Experience Here by blackylola(m): 5:22pm On Sep 14
Impulse80:
Hello everyone, abeg make una advise me. I just finished school and would like to go about this Uber driving but i don't know how to familiarize myself with Lagos, being from the south east?

Please how much of Lagos roads do i have to know before i can be considered for a car by an owner?

N.B I've been driving for two years now.
is it true that u hv been to hell? Your signature is funny bro. You will get use to Lagos road if you can navigate with map efficiently. Its not that difficult, some of the riders will direct you to where they are going if ure humble

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Re: If You Are Uber Partner In Lagos, Please Share Your Experience Here by GAZZUZZ(m): 6:40pm On Sep 14
dawg2002:
Hello guys, fine Uber has sort of made it difficult for guys to break even with their price reduction and also the amount they deduct from the trip earnings is quite high.

But truth be told the attitudes of drivers aren't different from Uber as an organization, cause most partner driver are only out to look for what they can get 100% , while they jump to the next car once they are done wrecking your car.

Have only joined Uber as owner/partner for roughly 3months, gave the car to a supposed experienced e-hailing cab driver, started with N40k per month after just 2 weeks said he cant cope that the e-hailing thing is not that profitable as it used to be...

He negotiated N35k, which I agreed, fast forward to yesterday, he has dropped the car(2011 TOYOTA COROLLA) with my mechanic. Why? two front shock absorbers are gone, engine seat dismantled . I surely wld fix the car and keep it moving.

Information I got is that dude is out there looking for the next vehicle to ride...

How is he different from Uber as company that's out here to maximize their profit, and him that his only concern is to make money at the detriment of someone else's hard earned money.

LETS ALL BE FAIR.


Front struts and engine mounts do not wear out at once, wear is progressive.

Your engine mounts and struts were not destroyed by new driver.

Meanwile from experience the struts of your veicle hardly fail, look in the direction of te steering rack.

Good luck.

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Re: If You Are Uber Partner In Lagos, Please Share Your Experience Here by dejidotun2000(m): 8:01pm On Sep 14
Can you please explain how a steering rack can cause struts to fail.
GAZZUZZ:


Front struts and engine mounts do not wear out at once, wear is progressive.

Your engine mounts and struts were not destroyed by new driver.

Meanwile from experience the struts of your veicle hardly fail, look in the direction of te steering rack.

Good luck.
Re: If You Are Uber Partner In Lagos, Please Share Your Experience Here by Ifeanyimark(m): 8:01pm On Sep 14
romeo, for.2.days i cant.set destination on uber (the only thing i use uber for). why?

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Re: If You Are Uber Partner In Lagos, Please Share Your Experience Here by GAZZUZZ(m): 8:03pm On Sep 14
dejidotun2000:
Can you please explain how a steering rack can cause struts to fail.

http://www.nairaland.com/3743541/ask-gazzuzz/58
Re: If You Are Uber Partner In Lagos, Please Share Your Experience Here by claremont(m): 8:42pm On Sep 14
Nice thread here. I have gone through a few pages on this thread in the month of August and September, and I'm keen to have someone explain a few points to me please.

1. The Uber/Taxify business in Nigeria, is it dominated mainly by individual drivers, or are there partnerships who put capital together to buy a fleet of cars which they give out to drivers?

2. How viable is it as a business start-up if the initial cars are bought fairly-used as compared to new? What I mean is, is it preferable to buy 3 new cars, or buy 5-6 used cars?

The reason I'm asking is I'm possibly looking into forming a consortium of like-minded individuals willing to put personal capital together to buy a fleet of cars for this business, a tentative location will either in Lagos, Nigeria or in Nairobi, Kenya. I'm not keen on the individual driver side of things, it's the partnership fleet business I'm interested in.
Re: If You Are Uber Partner In Lagos, Please Share Your Experience Here by OlugbengaE: 9:02pm On Sep 14
claremont:
Nice thread here. I have gone through a few pages on this thread in the month of August and September, and I'm keen to have someone explain a few points to me please.

1. The Uber/Taxify business in Nigeria, is it dominated mainly by individual drivers, or are there partnerships who put capital together to buy a fleet of cars which they give out to drivers?

2. How viable is it as a business start-up if the initial cars are bought fairly-used as compared to new? What I mean is, is it preferable to buy 3 new cars, or buy 5-6 used cars?

The reason I'm asking is I'm possibly looking into forming a consortium of like-minded individuals willing to put personal capital together to buy a fleet of cars for this business, a tentative location will either in Lagos, Nigeria or in Nairobi, Kenya. I'm not keen on the individual driver side of things, it's the partnership fleet business I'm interested in.


Oga no need for all these questions just read from beginning to the end. you will be streetwise

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Re: If You Are Uber Partner In Lagos, Please Share Your Experience Here by OlugbengaE: 9:04pm On Sep 14
GAZZUZZ:


Front struts and engine mounts do not wear out at once, wear is progressive.

Your engine mounts and struts were not destroyed by new driver.

Meanwile from experience the struts of your veicle hardly fail, look in the direction of te steering rack.

Good luck.

i might not be a mechanic but i know bad driving habits can damage your shock absorber faster . gently entering a pothole will not have same effect as gallivanting on bad road.

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Re: If You Are Uber Partner In Lagos, Please Share Your Experience Here by depair: 9:26pm On Sep 14
can we begin to ask question from all these drivers seeking partner here with different ratings what happened to their former cars or partners.

What is there car usage history
payment history
duration with each partner ever worked with

all these ll help to begin make inform decisions.
pasan ta fi na iyale o nbe lori aja fun iyawo.

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Re: If You Are Uber Partner In Lagos, Please Share Your Experience Here by Romeo3(m): 10:04pm On Sep 14
Ifeanyimark:
romeo, for.2.days i cant.set destination on uber (the only thing i use uber for). why?
you have to go online first before it will work.
Re: If You Are Uber Partner In Lagos, Please Share Your Experience Here by Impulse80(m): 10:34pm On Sep 14
blackylola:
is it true that u hv been to hell? Your signature is funny bro. You will get use to Lagos road if you can navigate with map efficiently. Its not that difficult, some of the riders will direct you to where they are going if ure humble
Lol, Hell here is symbolic. Thanks bro
Re: If You Are Uber Partner In Lagos, Please Share Your Experience Here by ogunvic41(m): 2:35am On Sep 15
dawg2002:
Hello guys, fine Uber has sort of made it difficult for guys to break even with their price reduction and also the amount they deduct from the trip earnings is quite high.

But truth be told the attitudes of drivers aren't different from Uber as an organization, cause most partner driver are only out to look for what they can get 100% , while they jump to the next car once they are done wrecking your car.

Have only joined Uber as owner/partner for roughly 3months, gave the car to a supposed experienced e-hailing cab driver, started with N40k per month after just 2 weeks said he cant cope that the e-hailing thing is not that profitable as it used to be...

He negotiated N35k, which I agreed, fast forward to yesterday, he has dropped the car(2011 TOYOTA COROLLA) with my mechanic. Why? two front shock absorbers are gone, engine seat dismantled. I surely wld fix the car and keep it moving.

Information I got is that dude is out there looking for the next vehicle to ride...

How is he different from Uber as company that's out here to maximize their profit, and him that his only concern is to make money at the detriment of someone else's hard earned money.

LETS ALL BE FAIR.

I won't fully blame the driver bro, if u want to be successful in the business the car suspension must be on point as in very strong. Our roads are very bad so ur shocks and others must suffer its normal, that's why I go for cars with STRONG SUSPENSION not just fuel economy many partner only consider fuel economy and neglect the suspension part of it which is more important. Can u buy brand new original shocks for ur corolla? The 4 cost over 200k ASK GAZZUZ, am sure u are gonna replace the spoilt shocks with either tokunbo shocks or a brand new Chinese type that won't last more than 3 months... So who takes the blame? The driver? or You? My observation is MANY SO CALLED PARTNERS DONT EVEN UNDERSTAND THIS BUSINESS AND THEY PUT UNNECESSARY BLAMES ON DRIVERS...Email me ur number I will give u some tips to be successful in this business.

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Re: If You Are Uber Partner In Lagos, Please Share Your Experience Here by ogunvic41(m): 8:03am On Sep 15
claremont:
Nice thread here. I have gone through a few pages on this thread in the month of August and September, and I'm keen to have someone explain a few points to me please.

1. The Uber/Taxify business in Nigeria, is it dominated mainly by individual drivers, or are there partnerships who put capital together to buy a fleet of cars which they give out to drivers?

2. How viable is it as a business start-up if the initial cars are bought fairly-used as compared to new? What I mean is, is it preferable to buy 3 new cars, or buy 5-6 used cars?

The reason I'm asking is I'm possibly looking into forming a consortium of like-minded individuals willing to put personal capital together to buy a fleet of cars for this business, a tentative location will either in Lagos, Nigeria or in Nairobi, Kenya. I'm not keen on the individual driver side of things, it's the partnership fleet business I'm interested in.
Email me ur number. Will put u thru, its a very good business...
Re: If You Are Uber Partner In Lagos, Please Share Your Experience Here by ogunvic41(m): 8:06am On Sep 15
GAZZUZZ:


Front struts and engine mounts do not wear out at once, wear is progressive.

Your engine mounts and struts were not destroyed by new driver.

Meanwile from experience the struts of your veicle hardly fail, look in the direction of te steering rack.

Good luck.
Boss, I remembered telling u my Peugeot 407 is FAR STRONGER than corolla...

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Re: If You Are Uber Partner In Lagos, Please Share Your Experience Here by dawg2002: 10:15am On Sep 15
bless you.
cross8701:



Thats not entirely true. There are drivers you'll give a car in pristine condition and they will destroy it. I refuse to paint everybody with the same brush but lets not kid ourselves some of the drivers here that complain are just as bad as the Uber they complain so bitterly about. I had two drivers, one had a personal hygiene worse than a pig. He was lazy,rude and constantly complained. The other driver treated my car like it was his own, paid his money with no excuses and was as honest as they come. Its not always about the car, Uber or even the Partner. Sometimes its just the person. Needless to say one is still with me and the other is now another person's problem.
Re: If You Are Uber Partner In Lagos, Please Share Your Experience Here by dawg2002: 10:18am On Sep 15
Appreciate your mechanical advice...
GAZZUZZ:


Front struts and engine mounts do not wear out at once, wear is progressive.

Your engine mounts and struts were not destroyed by new driver.

Meanwile from experience the struts of your veicle hardly fail, look in the direction of te steering rack.

Good luck.
Re: If You Are Uber Partner In Lagos, Please Share Your Experience Here by lexylexy(m): 12:44pm On Sep 15
ogunvic41:
Email me ur number. Will put u thru, its a very good business...


boss hw far na, cars never dey?
Re: If You Are Uber Partner In Lagos, Please Share Your Experience Here by abitafah: 2:50pm On Sep 15
Hmmm, partners won't understand anything until they get on the road and drive demselves. If u know d kind of work these cars do daily, u would pity the car. I have already condemned my car to be only good for uber business and not for private use again. If I get a job,I would just sell it off and get another one for private use. These cars can never remain the same again after 4 months usage. Now, I can't even save from it again as the income only settles household expenses and vehicle repair expenses. You can only enjoy the business for the little time u started it and with a good car. After few months,the workload would have taken its toll on the car and u get to visit the mechanic, rewire and panel beater on a weekly basis(exhaust pipe leakage). Those that give their cars out on HP are lucky because by the time the driver is done paying up, the car would already be a trash. My personal experience

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Re: If You Are Uber Partner In Lagos, Please Share Your Experience Here by blackylola(m): 3:02pm On Sep 15
abitafah:
Hmmm, partners won't understand anything until they get on the road and drive demselves. If u know d kind of work these cars do daily, u would pity the car. I have already condemned my car to be only good for uber business and not for private use again. If I get a job,I would just sell it off and get another one for private use. These cars can never remain the same again after 4 months usage. Now, I can't even save from it again as the income only settles household expenses and vehicle repair expenses. You can only enjoy the business for the little time u started it and with a good car. After few months,the workload would have taken its toll on the car and u get to visit the mechanic, rewire and panel beater on a weekly basis(exhaust pipe leakage). Those that give their cars out on HP are lucky because by the time the driver is done paying up, the car would already be a trash. My personal experience
HP is the best option for owner that want peace of mind

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Re: If You Are Uber Partner In Lagos, Please Share Your Experience Here by kemspec(m): 3:02pm On Sep 15
Air conditioning technician in the house, plz is Honda crv condenser and comprehension repairable. Mine just packed up yesterday. . Took it to engineers and they said it's non repairable. .Plz come to my aid o

Re: If You Are Uber Partner In Lagos, Please Share Your Experience Here by GAZZUZZ(m): 3:23pm On Sep 15
kemspec:
Air conditioning technician in the house, plz is Honda crv condenser and comprehension repairable. Mine just packed up yesterday. . Took it to engineers and they said it's non repairable. .Plz come to my aid o

replace.

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Re: If You Are Uber Partner In Lagos, Please Share Your Experience Here by ShegsA(m): 3:54pm On Sep 15
Hello all, it seems Uber is waking up again. Just got this mail from them
Hi Oluwasegun,

We’re happy to let you know that we’re increasing the minimum fare to N400. This is to make your short trips more profitable.

In addition to the minimum fare increase, we’re changing the cancellation fee to N400. Cancellation fees are meant to cover the time and fuel you spent to reach a rider before the trip was cancelled -- not an actual fare.

The cancellation fee is being changed to match at least what you would have made if the trip had taken place. Should a rider cancel a trip more than 5 minutes after sending a request, the rider will be charged N400 to compensate you for your time and distance travelled to the pick-up location.

Reminder: Your weekly earnings are still guaranteed!

You will earn a minimum of N90,000 when you have completed at least 60 valid trips. If you earn less than N90,000 after you have completed 60 valid trips, we will top-up your earnings to ensure that you earn at least N90,000 for the week. Have a look below to see how many trips you should complete to qualify for other minimum guarantees.
Re: If You Are Uber Partner In Lagos, Please Share Your Experience Here by DisGuy: 3:55pm On Sep 15
entparrot:


Well, I'm talking of been fair, most riders enjoy drivers been treated as slave, good riders think of fair price, and even have pity.

All Uber riders deserve the worst.

No most riders just want to get to their destinations. whatever is agreed between you and Uber has nothing to do with the riders.

High or low you expect the rider to pay so stop transferring your aggressions unto customers. You havr alternatives

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Re: If You Are Uber Partner In Lagos, Please Share Your Experience Here by Romeo3(m): 4:10pm On Sep 15
ShegsA:
Hello all, it seems Uber is waking up again. Just got this mail from them
see as they wrote it as if they wont still charge 25% from the cancellation fee

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Re: If You Are Uber Partner In Lagos, Please Share Your Experience Here by ShegsA(m): 4:16pm On Sep 15
Lmao!
Romeo3:
see as they wrote it as if they wont still charge 25% from the cancellation fee
Re: If You Are Uber Partner In Lagos, Please Share Your Experience Here by ShegsA(m): 4:22pm On Sep 15
I think this will save a life. The kind of device you use also matters a lot. I had an issue with my Samsung S5 this week and decided to use an Infinix Hot 2 phone temporarily. The result? Frustration.

1. The phone does not have an accurate GPS transmitter which means the wrong location very different from where you are would be displayed on the map leading to Uber sending very far trip requests your way and in turn leading to high trip cancellations on the rider's end.

2. The Navigation was messed up as the issue in 1 above led to wrong routes being displayed by the map. Since current location is wrong the optimal route will be definitely wrong.

In conclusion, use a good phone it will help you a lot.

The attached picture was found on another thread...

Re: If You Are Uber Partner In Lagos, Please Share Your Experience Here by claremont(m): 4:31pm On Sep 15
thebigkendo:


Bros why are you so pained? You don't use to be like this

I have been reading the thread as well, and Romeo3 wasn't like that initially. If you follow the thread, you will notice he has endured a lot of insults without replying back, he would just type 'ok' in reply to the insults heaped on him.

A very interesting thread here, still reading from way back and learning as well. grin
Re: If You Are Uber Partner In Lagos, Please Share Your Experience Here by thebigkendo(m): 4:42pm On Sep 15
claremont:


I have been reading the thread as well, and Romeo3 wasn't like that initially. If you follow the thread, you will notice he has endured a lot of insults without replying back, he would just type 'ok' in reply to the insults heaped on him.

A very interesting thread here, still reading from way back and learning as well. grin

Probability the Uber price reduction, He now needs to work harder to meet target

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Re: If You Are Uber Partner In Lagos, Please Share Your Experience Here by abitafah: 6:26pm On Sep 15
Romeo3:
see as they wrote it as if they wont still charge 25% from the cancellation fee
my thought exactly

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