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Old May 21, 19, 7:14 am
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Makes no sense unless someone actually has Uber's data handy (and they don't). DCAis chock full of Uber/Lyfts. It would take a coordinated effort by a lot of them to significantly move pricing. There are often as many as 6-7 pickups going on at each of the zones. A couple of drivers won't matter.

Lastly, drivers go into a pool for pickup priority. Shutting off the app puts you at the end of the line when you turn it back on. If the fares are boosted, it is someone who is now ahead of you who gets the benefit.

Sounds to be as though the standard variability, e.g., prices can rise and fall by several dollars across a minute, creates suspicion.
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