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havent used a taxi in years, so i called one as i had lent my car to brother taxi arrived outside my door but i found out i didnt need one afterall he said i still have to pay the minimum fee as h… Read More
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7y, 9m agoPosted 7 years, 9 months ago
havent used a taxi in years, so i called one as i had lent my car to brother

taxi arrived outside my door but i found out i didnt need one afterall
he said i still have to pay the minimum fee as he is already here which was like £3.40

is this correct or was i taken for a ride?
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7y, 9m agoPosted 7 years, 9 months ago
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#1
Seems reasonable to me.
#2
I think in this case you entered into a verbal contract so I would pay the fee.
#3
Course you have to pay. Has happened to me before.
#4
thanks was just wondering thats all
#5
it'll be £4.40 if you don't get off the pc and pay him.
#6
was i taken for a ride?

Thought you didnt use the taxi?
#7
greg_68;6373221
it'll be £4.40 if you don't get off the pc and pay him.

loool already paid him
#8
£3.40 a lot to start off the meter on anyway.
#9
Goonieman;6373227
Thought you didnt use the taxi?

loool i didnt, thought he was scamming me
#10
greg_68
it'll be £4.40 if you don't get off the pc and pay him.


LOL. Didn't think he'd still be in the car, with meter running while OP says "hang on, I'll check with my HUKD'ers if I have to pay or not"
#11
Mum2Connor&Cerys;6373232
£3.40 a lot to start off the meter on anyway.

i think its the minimum u can pay if u take a cab say down the road
#12
Yeah you owed him :thumbsup:

It cost him petrol to get there..
#13
muffin247
i think its the minimum u can pay if u take a cab say down the road


Yeh it does vary from town to town. I know I can get from Sainsburys to my house here for about that much and it's close to 1 mile or so,however somewhere else I lived for same distance it been about £2 more.
#14
t0mm;6373248
Yeah you owed him :thumbsup:

It cost him petrol to get there..

fair enough i didnt argue just asked why i had to pay:-D
#15
Goonieman
Thought you didnt use the taxi?


muffin247
loool i didnt, thought he was scamming me


Whooshh!
#16
tinkerbell28
Of course you were had, I did a stint in a taxi firm whilst struggling through uni, they can't make you pay at all, as you never got in the car, the wheels never turned you never used the service, so they could not charge you.

A cab has a starting rate so even if you only go say under 200 yards, think elderly person, the cabbie still gets money to cover time and petrol out bound.

It's a steep starting rate definately and it's common courtesy to pay the cabbie if you were at fault for not cancelling, lost fare, lost petrol , but you did not HAVE too.


Good advice, that none of us knew before. Repped. :thumbsup:
[mod][Moderator]#17
No, you didn't have to pay him, but common courtesy to pay if you hadn't cancelled prior to the taxi arriving. The tariif at flag drop is set by the local council's, the firms do have some leeway for regular customers etc and private hire as opposed to hackney ( taxis ) can charge a cheaper quoted rate at booking.
The rate to start usually includes a trip of around 8-9 tenths of a mile and then starts to rise at that districts rate, but factored into the cost is the return journey for the taxi, ie from starting point to your house then onto destination etc, I always try to use a firm nearest to where I am travelling from/to as people do not realise the cost of running a taxi firm, and please bear in mind unless the driver is the owner, he works on a commission rate, usually about 40% of the takings after petrol is paid.
#18
OMG classic thread !
#19
damn looks like i WAS taken for a ride
[mod][Moderator]#20
muffin247
damn looks like i WAS taken for a ride


Why? you booked it, it arrived at your door, the driver used his time, petrol and possibly missed another job, as I said common courtesy alone would surely make you feel as if you should compensate him at the flag drop rate? He would have had to have paid the mileage rate at least to the company so why should he be out of pocket for your error?
#21
Licensed taxis and minicabs
Taxis and minicabs outside London
Taxis
In all areas outside London, taxis and their drivers are regulated by the local authority. All taxi drivers must have a private hire vehicle licence.
A client may want to complain about a taxi service, for example, a driver's behaviour, unsafe driving, the driver not taking the direct route to a destination or the meter apparently being wrongly set. S/he should first complain to the taxi operator. If the client is not satisfied with the response, s/he should complain to the local authority. S/he should quote, where possible, the taxi's licence plate number. This is normally displayed both inside and outside the taxi.
Minicabs
In all areas outside London, minicabs are licensed by the local authority and must have a private hire vehicle licence. If a client is not satisfied with the result of a complaint to the minicab operator, s/he should complain to the local authority.
Taxis and minicabs in London
Taxis
In London, taxis and their drivers are licensed by the Metropolitan Police Public Carriage Office. A client who has a complaint about a taxi service, for example, a driver's behaviour, unsafe driving, the driver not taking the direct route to a destination or the meter apparently being wrongly set, should first complain to the taxi operator. If s/he is not satisfied with the response, s/he should take the complaint to the Public Carriage Office, giving the taxi driver's badge number as well as detailed information about the complaint and how the driver responded to it.
Minicabs
In London, all minicabs and their drivers have to be licensed. If a client is not satisfied with the result of a complaint to the minicab operator, s/he should complain to the local authority.
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banned#22
Think you should have paid or offered him a beer
#23
You should've just not answered the door lol.
#24
I had a taxi driver knock on my door the other weekend at 3am i hadn't even ordered one !!
#25
deb8z
I had a taxi driver knock on my door the other weekend at 3am i hadn't even ordered one !!


Oh blimey, the next thing will be pizzas you haven't ordered.

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