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The Lounge>The Sharing Economy: how much you sharing?
scho63 07:43 PM 02-08-2019
Today I rented a car for two days on Turo. $80.40 complete total. It's the 8th time I've done it.

I've also done AirBnB, Lime Bike, Uber, Bird Scooter.

What services have you used in this new sharing economy? :-)

Most people are 20-40 using these services and I'm nearly 56.
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Bwana 08:43 AM 02-09-2019
Originally Posted by BigRedChief:
I can Uber/Lyft from my house to downtown, about a 7 min drive, for $7.00 including the 20% tip. We have several entertainment districts to visit there. We can have however many libations we care to and not worry. We know what the driver looks like, their rating by others, no cash changing hands. Where exactly they are coming to pick me up. Can communicate with them or let them have my GPS location if we moved since the request. I'll never take another cab unless no Lyft's/Uber's are available.
Yeah the cab service here blows. The rat soup, fly by night, Mickey Mouse outfit takes forever to arrive and has an irritating habit of picking up multiple people going to multiple destinations. This can drag out a 15 minute ride, into and hour or more. Uber and Lyft have been much more reliable and less expensive. I haven't used a local cab in years.
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MahiMike 11:24 AM 02-09-2019
Originally Posted by Rain Man:
To own? Or do the sharing thing?

I've been really enamored with buying a recumbent trike recently. But a friend who's a big bike guy is talking me out of it with logic and reason.
I've thought about it many times. I'm thinking of investing in a good bike. I currently have a 20 y/o street bike I ride to work sometimes. I like the thicker tires cause I can jump off curbs and take on trails. But the skinny tires are better for longer rides.
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scho63 11:28 AM 02-09-2019
Originally Posted by Rain Man:
You're not claiming full credit, scho. Escorts are part of the sharing economy, too.
You got me there! :-)
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Detoxing 11:30 AM 02-09-2019
I've done the Lime Bike thing a few times, that's about it. And that was just because i was looking for a different way to get some exercise lol.
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Deberg_1990 11:43 AM 02-09-2019
Whatís up with the scooter sharing thing?

Iíve heard a lot of cities donít want them. I guess there been a lot of accidents with pedestrians, cars, etc....
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Detoxing 11:57 AM 02-09-2019
Originally Posted by Deberg_1990:
Whatís up with the scooter sharing thing?

Iíve heard a lot of cities donít want them. I guess there been a lot of accidents with pedestrians, cars, etc....
Lower scale communities seem to enjoy lime bikes, bird scooters etc, while upper scale communities detest them.

At least that's the vibe i've gotten here in San Diego. Communities such as Coronado, Del Mar and La Jolla are passing ordinances to ban them from their streets. While Central San Diego has them on damn near every corner and used regularly.
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Marco Polo 12:10 PM 02-09-2019
1. I've been using Airbnb/VRBO on my house in Denver since 2015 and now pays for all of my house expenses, including mortgage. I also use those services when I travel.

2. I prefer Lyft over Uber since it's typically cheaper, drivers are nicer, and they give me the occassional 50% off rides for two weeks like what I have now (used it last night to go to the plaza in KC).

3. I used Turo once and had a good experience with it. Some owners jack up different fees so it takes more examination than originally thought.
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BWillie 12:25 PM 02-09-2019
Originally Posted by scho63:
Today I rented a car for two days on Turo. $80.40 complete total. It's the 8th time I've done it.

I've also done AirBnB, Lime Bike, Uber, Bird Scooter.

What services have you used in this new sharing economy? :-)

Most people are 20-40 using these services and I'm nearly 56.
I do it all. I love Air BnB, Turo and Uber/Lyft. You save so much money - and you get better service.
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dlphg9 12:36 PM 02-09-2019
Anyone sharing their wives?
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displacedinMN 02:43 PM 02-09-2019
Originally Posted by Deberg_1990:
Whatís up with the scooter sharing thing?

Iíve heard a lot of cities donít want them. I guess there been a lot of accidents with pedestrians, cars, etc....
Types of those things are all over MPLS. Which confirms the Detox post.
Even when one company moved into MPLS-the council ACTUALLY DEMANDED they remove them because they did not have a license to do business in the city.

People are getting injured like crazy on the scooters. ER visits went way up after they were introduced. Small wheels hit large cracks.

https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2018/...orth-the-risk/

https://minnlawyer.com/2018/06/13/pe...-their-sights/

One of the suburbs close by allowed lime bikes. Only during the summer months. It is a trial basis. I would like to know if they stop at the city border. Because if I would find that thing in my yard, it is going straight to the scrapper.
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mac459 03:19 PM 02-09-2019
Originally Posted by Detoxing:
Lower scale communities seem to enjoy lime bikes, bird scooters etc, while upper scale communities detest them.

At least that's the vibe i've gotten here in San Diego. Communities such as Coronado, Del Mar and La Jolla are passing ordinances to ban them from their streets. While Central San Diego has them on damn near every corner and used regularly.
The last time I was out there those fucking scooters were everywhere down by the Midway. Like a herd of weird people riding their chariots into battle.
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Rain Man 03:35 PM 02-09-2019
Originally Posted by Deberg_1990:
What’s up with the scooter sharing thing?

I’ve heard a lot of cities don’t want them. I guess there been a lot of accidents with pedestrians, cars, etc....
An issue that's probably national, but is true here in Denver, is that the scooters are technically classified as toys. So most people don't think about wearing helmets, and even if they do they don't own one or they don't have it handy when they rent a scooter. Then they face plant into the pavement at 15 miles per hour, because those things can really move going downhill.

I'm actually kind of intrigued by them, and society might be better off if everyone used them instead of cars. But there are some bugs to work out.
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Chief Pagan 04:09 PM 02-09-2019
I was in San Francisco shortly after the scooter craze hit. People were riding them on the sidewalks at 10+ mph weaving in and around pedestrians.

If the only way to prevent that is to prohibite scooters, I'm 100% for prohibiting scooters.
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FlaChief58 07:17 PM 02-09-2019
I leave pubic hairs on every urinal I visit. It's my way of ensuring that the janitors of the world always have work.
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scho63 10:33 AM 02-10-2019
Originally Posted by Flachief58:
I leave pubic hairs on every urinal I visit. It's my way of ensuring that the janitors of the world always have work.
Thanks for SHARING! :-)
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