PRICE GOUGING: DC Cabs Can Legally Add $15 "Hurricane Sandy Surcharge" to Fare4

The ridiculous emergency fee is set to expire at noon on Tuesday, the Associated Press reports. This surcharge, of course, is in addition to the metered fare. 

We at The Price Hike try to remain fairly even-handed about such developments. But since our editor Ryan Sutton, once, as a young waiter in a snowy Washington, only netted about $2 after a slow lunch shift thanks to the emergency fees charged by DC cabs, we’re gonna call this move a SELL and a BAD DEAL. This is a time we should all be helping each other out, not ripping each other off. 

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  1. peevishpeople reblogged this from pricehike
  2. darthwheelervw said: they are not ripping people off. They are simply moving along the demand curve. Free market FTW
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    Call it a Pimp Fee pricehike: The ridiculous emergency fee is set to expire at noon on Tuesday, the Associated Press...
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    BE AWARE, DC KIDS.
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