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Public Area => Taxi Talk => Topic started by: taxi1990 on October 31, 2019, 10:52:10 am

Title: how do you price these kind of jobs?
Post by: taxi1990 on October 31, 2019, 10:52:10 am
you are based in a small town, you get a trip that is a half hour away, you have to wait half an hour, then bring them back to the small town.

Title: Re: how do you price these kind of jobs?
Post by: john m on October 31, 2019, 10:54:40 am
METER if your not getting paid fior your Labour then why do it .
Title: Re: how do you price these kind of jobs?
Post by: taxi1990 on October 31, 2019, 10:59:04 am
I agree for the example I have given but just say I'm working at night and I drive someone to their ex's or boyfriends etc who live an hour away, the fare is €100 and when we get there the ex tells them to get lost, I'm going back to the same place I picked them up, I wouldn't charge them another €100 for the return journey, I know some would though.
Title: Re: how do you price these kind of jobs?
Post by: Tony on October 31, 2019, 11:00:39 am
Depending on how regular the customer is,
If he's a decent regular customer i charg by the meter but not the waiting time if they are only going to be a hour or two, and in that hour or so id normally have something else to do inanyways.
If i dont know them then its what the meter says.
Title: Re: how do you price these kind of jobs?
Post by: Tony on October 31, 2019, 11:02:45 am
I agree for the example I have given but just say I'm working at night and I drive someone to their ex's or boyfriends etc who live an hour away, the fare is €100 and when we get there the ex tells them to get lost, I'm going back to the same place I picked them up, I wouldn't charge them another €100 for the return journey, I know some would though.

Well if you get a ride off her then only charge half of the original journey to get there
Title: Re: how do you price these kind of jobs?
Post by: Tony on October 31, 2019, 11:23:03 am
you are based in a small town, you get a trip that is a half hour away, you have to wait half an hour, then bring them back to the small town.



If its a street job the meter should tell you what the correct fare is.
Title: Re: how do you price these kind of jobs?
Post by: Bob Shillin on October 31, 2019, 04:49:46 pm
You could decide how much per hour you like to have, and charge that, remembering to get your "off the meter" waiver signed.

Very few people will pay a quoted meter fare from say Dublin to Cork. So if it's a 7 hour return trip, ask for the hourly return you would want for 7 hours.
Title: Re: how do you price these kind of jobs?
Post by: silverbullet on October 31, 2019, 07:57:47 pm
you are based in a small town, you get a trip that is a half hour away, you have to wait half an hour, then bring them back to the small town.
Avoid... drugs-related...usually.
Title: Re: how do you price these kind of jobs?
Post by: taxi1990 on October 31, 2019, 11:34:29 pm
 rofl it was an old granny. def not a drugs run.
Title: Re: how do you price these kind of jobs?
Post by: Shallowhal on November 01, 2019, 01:54:55 am
Another notch on your bedpost.....and hers!!
Title: Re: how do you price these kind of jobs?
Post by: Taxi driver42 on November 01, 2019, 08:16:10 am
METER if your not getting paid fior your Labour then why do it .



Best answer
Taxi meter there for a reason
Title: Re: how do you price these kind of jobs?
Post by: silverbullet on November 01, 2019, 04:36:37 pm
Another notch on your bedpost.....and hers!!
Ventolin...no wonder she was breathing heavy! 8)
Title: Re: how do you price these kind of jobs?
Post by: Rat Catcher on November 02, 2019, 01:18:44 pm
Tell them to get a quote from Free Now and give them 6% discount?
Title: Re: how do you price these kind of jobs?
Post by: Belker on November 03, 2019, 12:43:16 pm
Meter On, no discounts no more.

Drivers still do Cork-Dublin fer a Trummer.
Not me, it's Meter On !
Title: Re: how do you price these kind of jobs?
Post by: Shallowhal on November 03, 2019, 12:52:42 pm
A buddy of mine was telling me he broke down on the motorway close to Carlow,car was towed to a local garage and the insurance paid €100 towards a taxi back to Glasnevin,total fare was €160.
Title: Re: how do you price these kind of jobs?
Post by: Vikkiz on November 03, 2019, 08:00:53 pm
A buddy of mine was telling me he broke down on the motorway close to Carlow,car was towed to a local garage and the insurance paid €100 towards a taxi back to Glasnevin,total fare was €160.
But wouldn’t pay for the car to be towed back to the drivers garage. Beggars belief
Title: Re: how do you price these kind of jobs?
Post by: Shallowhal on November 03, 2019, 08:32:39 pm
True.....30kms is as far as they'll bring the jammer afaik.
Title: Re: how do you price these kind of jobs?
Post by: Belker on November 04, 2019, 07:21:10 am
'BREAK-DOWN ASSIST' 50Euro per annum on your insurance policy, I never leave home without it.
Title: Re: how do you price these kind of jobs?
Post by: Shallowhal on November 04, 2019, 10:48:02 am
'BREAK-DOWN ASSIST' 50Euro per annum on your insurance policy, I never leave home without it.

You're never at home Ken!!

With trummers and bummers...or whateva!!