why are taxis such ripoffs?

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Answer #1 | 15/12 2013 19:59
Ouch. I hope you kept the receipt. Call the company up and talk to a supervisor. I would also call up a different day and ask for another quote from the location you left to the school. Use that price to compare with what he charged you to see if you were really overcharged. It's not a new thing that some of these taxi drivers are scam artists. Tip - always use the meter for local trips. 'flat rate' means a rate that you accepted before driving that is usually a trumped up charge so the driver can pocket some cash.
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Answer #2 | 16/12 2013 09:53
Check out your local public transit. Probably it is a bus. It is less convenient as you have to get to the bus stop but a lot, lot cheaper even if a taxi is not a rip off. I am retired and have never been able to afford taxis so I have always used public transit. These days every public transit agency has a website. Find your local bus route, be a little early, carry your cell phone so you can call for directions if you have to. And have exact change for the bus fare. The 15 minute trip you paid $45 for would probably cost less than $5 in a local bus. PS. Allow some extra travel time so you are sure to make your connections. Local buses can be very slow and take a round about route. But they are by far the cheapest way to go.
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Answer #3 | 16/12 2013 14:18
you are trolling if this REALLY happen you would name your campus you dont you tell us the name oif the taxi compay you doint plus you would say where you going going you dont all that EQUALS TROLLING WE REPORT ALL TROLLS
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Answer #4 | 18/12 2013 10:30
If you are a student that can afford to take taxis you get no sympathy from me.
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