Taxi Driver Does Pay What You Want... And It Works

from the funny-that... dept

We recently wrote about successful taxi cab operators offering free service in Tampa, Florida (pissing off existing cab companies), and it appears that the idea is spreading somewhat. Matt Cruse alerts us to a story in Essex, Vermont, involving a guy offering "pay what you want" taxi rides, and finding that people are always willing to pay a reasonable rate. Now, I'll admit that I'm not a huge fan of "pay what you want" models, which seem more like give it away and pray, rather than having a real business model worked out (which makes me wonder if it's sustainable long term). But, in the meantime, it's certainly yet another example that "free," can be a useful tool as a part of a business model.
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    Another AC, 6 Aug 2009 @ 4:58am

    In Boston Near Fenway Park

    There are Bicycle Chariot Drivers that do this for the people that dont want to pay $50+ for parking. They dont charge anything but gladly accept tips, they have been there everytime I have gone to a game and from what they have said they do pretty well. I tipped them 10 bucks for about 10 minutes worth of work when my dad did not want to walk the 5-10 blocks. They are very nice and try to get you excited for the game too.

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