Uber! The service which uses private cars to double up as taxis has enforced the saying “shooting yourself in the foot”, in every country they start operations in.
The start off low key with advertising just by word of mouth, in a new country. With false advertising, they are able to convince car owners to literally trust Uber! to decide the cost of providing a service, which costs Uber nothing, while Uber charges a commission rate to car owners for providing the service. All due to false advertising.
Problem starts when Uber gets greedy and starts to lower fares through the app. As long as the fares are not lower than taxis, they are ok. But once they become lower than taxis! they attract attention.
Uber says lower fares are good for consumers. True.
Uber says lower fares means more business for its drivers. Not True. It is more money for Uber as Uber collects a percentage of the price it quotes.
Consumers love cheaper fares and will always support Uber and the saying is true in any country. Taxis are always more expensive than Uber! in most parts of the world. That I feel is because that in every country, the Taxi Industry and Tourism Industry is controlled by the Government of that country.
But then why is Uber seen in negative light all around the world? Is the Taxi and Tourism industry so tightly linked with the Government worldwide?
Are Taxi prices dependent on what the Government sets! Is UBER trying to be a World Government! for Taxis!