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Old 06-01-2015, 12:01 PM
 
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Originally Posted by Vegas_Cabbie View Post
Yeah sorry but I think I'm more familiar with the equipment inside of a taxi more than a person who got one ride home and "hasn't used a taxy since"

Might want to back off a little bit and not accuse me of doing the same thing as him.

And if the ride was $90, why did you sign the receipt? If the ride was supposedly $90 and the tip was $24, WHAT DID THE METER SAY?? Cause tips aren't built into the meter.
And... When you sign a receipt, it legally HAS to show the amount you are agreeing to.

Something isn't adding up... No pun intended... And that something is your story.

You are either blatantly lying... Or just missed about a dozen different things in order to question the cost, tip, etc.

You know, my best friend is cab driver.

When I told him about my story he said : " you know, we are in Vegas, this is how we make our money, without tip we can not survive. "

He didn't say nothing wrong about other driver charging me TWICE for the tip.

And he is one of my best friends here.

So if I couldn`t get better answer from him, what I can expect from one stranger here ?

Once again, ride was about 70 $, when we got our home he gave me to sign without saying anything, I saw total of 95 $ and signed.

My mistakes - didn't pay attention what meter says and didn't look what is in receipt.
Reason - we were coming from European flight,20 hours without sleep,taking care of our 2 children and 4 big luggage and bags.

His mistake - He was dishonest including tip in receipt without telling me anything , and taking cash tip after that (knowing he already took his tip using my credit card).

Somewhere I still have that receipt so if you want I can scan it and post it here.
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Old 06-01-2015, 12:22 PM
 
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And one more thing, which is even worse...

We told him our address (in Summerlin) .

He said we have 2 choices (freeways). He said he prefer using use longer way because to avoid traffic and come earlier.

When I told him its 11 pm and there should not be traffic anywhere he said "you never know".

We chose shortest way (freeway" and off course there was no traffic.

But the best thing is to come...

He said he never use GPS and he knows Vegas very well.

I fell asleep during the ride and my wife wake me up saying she think we are not on right way. She just saw RCWilley which is 4 miles from us.

He did exit from freeway too early and got lost. He was still 3-4 miles from our home.

Just on this we lost additional 10 minutes.

He said "sorry" about it later, but still said he is not going to use GPS in future.

And his "sorry" probably cost me additional money too .
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Old 06-01-2015, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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The driver you had sounds like an idiot.

However, it sounds like the route was verbally negotiated from the get go. Why didn't one of you just say, "I'll tell you the easiest way home" if you were initially uneasy with it.
We get that a lot... People insisting we take their route. That's fine, we don't care.
Then you pass out and you are nowhere near home..? Ahhh... Dont pass out in a cab?

Then there is still the transaction... You didn't look at the receipt you signed? Nice...

again, how do you pump gas or use an atm or any BASIC credit function...
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Old 06-01-2015, 12:56 PM
 
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You know, my best friend is cab driver.

When I told him about my story he said : " you know, we are in Vegas, this is how we make our money, without tip we can not survive. "

He didn't say nothing wrong about other driver charging me TWICE for the tip.

And he is one of my best friends here.

So if I couldn`t get better answer from him, what I can expect from one stranger here ?

Once again, ride was about 70 $, when we got our home he gave me to sign without saying anything, I saw total of 95 $ and signed.

My mistakes - didn't pay attention what meter says and didn't look what is in receipt.
Reason - we were coming from European flight,20 hours without sleep,taking care of our 2 children and 4 big luggage and bags.

His mistake - He was dishonest including tip in receipt without telling me anything , and taking cash tip after that (knowing he already took his tip using my credit card).

Somewhere I still have that receipt so if you want I can scan it and post it here.
You gave the cab driver your credit card and let him do the transaction?
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Old 06-01-2015, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Silver Spring, MD
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You gave the cab driver your credit card and let him do the transaction?
It's not an unusual thing, it's the same as giving your credit card to a waitress.
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Old 06-01-2015, 01:19 PM
 
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It's not an unusual thing, it's the same as giving your credit card to a waitress.
It's very different. Would you give a waitress your credit card if the machine was directly in front of you, in a place where the waitress couldn't reach it. Lame analogy.
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Old 06-01-2015, 01:22 PM
 
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Which of you cab haters has even ridden in a cab in las Vegas. Based on your posts I would bet none.
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Old 06-01-2015, 01:42 PM
 
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Originally Posted by Vegas_Cabbie View Post
The driver you had sounds like an idiot.

However, it sounds like the route was verbally negotiated from the get go. Why didn't one of you just say, "I'll tell you the easiest way home" if you were initially uneasy with it.
We get that a lot... People insisting we take their route. That's fine, we don't care.
Then you pass out and you are nowhere near home..? Ahhh... Dont pass out in a cab?

Then there is still the transaction... You didn't look at the receipt you signed? Nice...

again, how do you pump gas or use an atm or any BASIC credit function...
These posts are LESS than believable. They don't realize there is ONE way only a CC machine in cabs work in LV.

Last edited by Sqibbcakes; 06-01-2015 at 01:52 PM..
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Old 06-01-2015, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Silver Spring, MD
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Which of you cab haters has even ridden in a cab in las Vegas. Based on your posts I would bet none.
I'm going to assume that by cab haters you are referring to anyone that supports Uber. If that is the case, then you lose your bet. While I always rent a car while I'm Vegas I will occasionally use a cab, last time was during my trip last December. I've never had a problem in a cab though I tend to stay near the strip
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Old 06-01-2015, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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It's not an unusual thing, it's the same as giving your credit card to a waitress.
I don't take credit/debit cards from anyone... Nor should you accept one as a driver.
The machine is literally right in front of the passenger's face. We do not take the cards because we know that there is the tip option for the passenger to choose. There is also the fact that the passenger has to accept the amount that is being run on their card.

I would suggest some people poke their head in a cab waiting in a line somewhere. You dont have to ride... But have a look and you will see that the machine looks no different from one you would see at a grocery or convenience store. There is simply an additional step built into that machine to put in a tip amount or to choose to not put in a tip at all. How is this difficult? People who dont even speak English are able to handle it just fine.
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