Price Gouging


Uber is designed to make your night out a little easier; but in some cases the peace of mind will cost you.

It's no surprise that certain nights of the year mean a price surge on your Uber fare; and New Year’s Eve is definitely one of those nights. Now the horror stories are pouring into Twitter with people saying they paid 10 times the normal rate without warning.

In its defense Uber released a statement saying that 60% of New Year’s Eve users were not affected by price surging. Unfortunately that doesn't take the sting away for the people who did pay more.

One person said they paid $83 for a $5 Uber ride. Another person said they were charged $97 to go two miles. But most of the numbers are tame compared to what happened to Matt Lindsay of Canada. He says he hailed an Uber and took it for an hour long ride with two stops. His tab? $1,100. A couple more spins around the block and he could've bought the car.