Riding in a fancy car once in a while provides a brief taste of luxury without outrageous monthly payments or the responsibility of refilling its caviar tank every day. Experience automotive extravagance with this Groupon.
$19 for $40 Worth of On-Demand Transportation Services
After scheduling a pickup spot via Uber’s iPhone or Android app or through https://m.uber.com/, customers board an Uber car that transports them to anywhere in New York City. Base fare starts at $6 for an UBERx midrange car, $7 for a black sedan, or $14 for an SUV that seats up to six. Some sample prices for trips in an Uber black sedan include Penn Station to the Upper West Side ($25), West Village to Park Slope ($42), and Wall Street to Grand Central ($37). See complete pricing here.
Commended by Michael Arrington of TechCrunch for “eliminating everything bad about a taxi experience,” Uber dispatches vehicles with a click of a button. After registering online, customers can forego flagging down cabs or hijacking buses and instead summon one of Uber’s sedans via the iPhone or Android app or https://m.uber.com/. Uber deploys rides within 5–10 minutes of the request, and hassle-free online accounts automatically deduct fare, including tip, from the customer’s credit card, thereby eliminating the need to carry cash or learn to count.