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June 01, 2012, 01:07:42 AM
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I like this idea. A taxi service based on Bitcoins.
You know, give some transportation to the community.

How much interest would there be?

As a potential driver, I would much more trust and be willing to serve someone who is using bitcoins.

Traditional taxi services charge high because of the aggravation. Serving bitcoiners would not be aggravating, it would be a pleasure.

If there's interest in this, I would love to get it going.

Thinking about having computers in the cars just like the ones traditional taxi service users, but accepts Bitcoins exclusively!!
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Drivers in all the major cities of the world offering bargain prices

Is this a good idea or will it flop? I imagine bitcoiners are not much into driving. So let someone else do it while you focus on more important things in life!

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June 01, 2012, 01:18:30 AM
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If anyone in Houston area needs a lift, PM me!

I'll get your mother fuckin' ass where it needs to be!!!

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June 01, 2012, 03:36:45 AM
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I like this idea. A taxi service based on Bitcoins.
You know, give some transportation to the community.
Watch out for the local government's taxi mafia.

In most cities taxi services are heavily regulated and licensed to keep competition out and aren't bashful about flexing their muscles if someone strays into their turf with a better business plan.
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June 01, 2012, 06:43:35 AM
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A little bit unpractical at this point, dont you think ? How whould you actually charge your customers ? You'd need some kind of special meter
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June 01, 2012, 07:22:34 AM
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I imagine bitcoiners are not much into driving.

I can't begin to understand that statement. I can't speak for anyone else (except maybe Roger Ver who I know loves BMWs) but I have been drifting and street racing for years. If anything, I guess I should be a Bitcoin Taxi then. At least passengers would get a wild ride.

(I tried driving with a horse mask, it's just too difficult.)

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June 01, 2012, 07:49:39 AM
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It's a good idea, but IMHO there are 2 things that you must do.

1) You should live in a city with a lot of BTC users.

2) You cannot put the "taxi" marker over your car. You have to became famous here and then give your telephone number. So the BTC users can call you directly.

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June 01, 2012, 08:01:00 AM
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I imagine bitcoiners are not much into driving.

I can't begin to understand that statement. I can't speak for anyone else (except maybe Roger Ver who I know loves BMWs) but I have been drifting and street racing for years. If anything, I guess I should be a Bitcoin Taxi then. At least passengers would get a wild ride.

(I tried driving with a horse mask, it's just too difficult.)

well I supposed they were more into creating new currency.

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June 01, 2012, 08:02:36 AM
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It's a good idea, but IMHO there are 2 things that you must do.

1) You should live in a city with a lot of BTC users.

2) You cannot put the "taxi" marker over your car. You have to became famous here and then give your telephone number. So the BTC users can call you directly.

or if any BTC user travels to my city I can host pick them up and take them to their hotel.

but anyway this is just dreams.

the world has serious issues right now.

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June 03, 2012, 09:53:08 PM
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but anyway this is just dreams.

the world has serious issues right now.

But you aren't the world. And if some BTC user near you want a passage?

It's impolite not to do it  Wink

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June 04, 2012, 10:28:46 AM
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This would be useful if you were stuck in some city and didn't have cash.

I can see it now "posting on the forum from the airport, please donate 0.5 BTC each so I can get a ride home".
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June 05, 2012, 08:01:41 AM
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 - http://www.riderbee.com

Interesting, they justify their fees (10% to the rider, 20% "commission" to the driver) due to payment processing fees and PayPal fees (because everyone knows how big of a pain in the ass those PayPal fees can be!)
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So for a $10 trip.
Rider pays $11 ($10 + 10% fee)
Driver gets $8 ($10 less 20% commission)  
RiderBee gets $3 (30%) of the amount.

PayPal fees ...  
For the $11 paid by the rider,  $0.30 + 2.9% so $0.62
For the $8 paid to the driver, (probably using mass payments, 2%) = $0.16

So the PayPal fees for a $10 trip are $0.78, or 7.8% cost.

RiderBee is paying maybe 8% (roughly ... +/- a couple %) to PayPal because Bitcoin is not yet widely used.

 

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June 05, 2012, 01:13:48 PM
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This would be useful if you were stuck in some city and didn't have cash.

No it wouldn't. Getting cash from bitcoins would be useful.

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February 04, 2013, 01:47:01 PM
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This would be useful if you were stuck in some city and didn't have cash.

No it wouldn't. Getting cash from bitcoins would be useful.


Well, money is money. Everyone would love to get it in any shape. May it be in the form of Bitcoins or cash, it doesn’t matter. Taxi drivers are poor people; they take anything you give them. But the taxi companies have their own rules and regulations. Some of them accept all modes of money some of them not.

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