A man from Victoria who claims he was told he could buy a $1,500 ticket on an Uber app by a “couple of girls” on the Melbourne night-time rail has said the app was “not a great deal” and that he was “pretty happy” with the “pretty good deal” he was offered.
Mr Rennie’s story began with an email from an Uber driver in Melbourne’s CBD, which he said was sent to him by the company.
Mr Ridcully said the email asked if he was willing to buy the ticket on a certain date and when he confirmed the date and time, he was promised a $500 discount.
“It said ‘when you get back to Melbourne’ so that was pretty nice,” he said.
“But I don’t remember what the actual price was.”
The man, who does not want to be identified, said he then went to a nearby car rental company to look for a ride.
He was given a $200 discount code for the day and returned to his car.
Mr Saldanha said he had checked his credit card statement, which showed the money was “only $300”.
“I’ve checked my credit card and there’s no money at all.
It’s pretty shocking,” he told 7.30.
The driver said he only got $100 of the $1.4 million “discount” code and that Mr Ridgys claim was not true.
Mr Hird, who works as a delivery driver, said the experience was a bit “bizarre”.
The company Mr Ridkys claims he used to book on Uber was not available for comment. “
He was really adamant that they were going to get him $200 and then they just handed him the $200 credit card number,” he added.
The company Mr Ridkys claims he used to book on Uber was not available for comment.
Uber Australia has not responded to 7.90’s request for comment but it is understood the driver was not on the app when he booked the tickets.
Mr Sidi, who also works in delivery, said Uber was a “great service” but “you need to be aware that some drivers may not be happy with it”.
“You may get a discount if you book with them, but if you are booking online you are on the hook to pay for the travel and the price of the tickets are set,” he warned.
“There are people who will say that you can’t book online and you’re going to pay a lot of money for the trip.”
Uber declined to comment.
“This story is being used to try and discredit Uber, and we stand by our drivers and riders,” the company said in a statement.
“We are investigating the matter and are committed to ensuring that no one has been hurt.”
A spokesperson for Uber Australia said the driver “has not booked a ride with us for a while” and would be refunded “within the next 24 hours”.
“We have been in contact with Mr Ridbies family and are in the process of resolving this situation.”
The ABC has contacted Uber Australia for a comment.