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It’s already hard for a transportation network company out there, yet Uber apparently wants to make it harder for the pink mustache plushies of Lyft through a high-stakes game of Ding-Dong-Ditch.

According to CNN Money, Lyft reported 5,560 rides were ordered, then cancelled, by 177 Uber employees since October of 2013. The TNC also found that some rides were ordered by Uber recruiters and enthusiasts looking to lure drivers into the high glamour, less hipster world the suit-and-tie TNC bases its image upon.

This hasn’t been the first time Uber has been accused of playing dirty pool within the emerging transportation network industry. As early as this year, the TNC’s New York-based staffers were linked to 100 such cancellations, prompting Uber to “tone down their sales tactics.” That said, 5,492 of the cancelled rides were ordered after the statement was issued.

In addition, when Lyft arrived in New York in July, Uber sent a text to its drivers stating the city’s Taxi and Limousine Commission prohibited TNC drivers from working for more than one company. The commission stated otherwise, and Uber issued a statement that its official policy allowed its drivers to work for other TNCs.

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Tales From The Cooler: Throw In That Used Caliber And You’ve Got Yourself A Deal http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/11/tales-from-the-cooler-throw-in-that-used-caliber-and-youve-got-yourself-a-deal/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/11/tales-from-the-cooler-throw-in-that-used-caliber-and-youve-got-yourself-a-deal/#comments Sun, 11 Nov 2012 11:09:36 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=466401 The Mitsubishi dealership in Easley, South Carolina is aiming for new business by offering a free gun with the purchase of any new or used vehicle, according to Columbia’s Channel 10. Having firearms on hand during the negotiation process is probably not a good idea, so buyers at Mitsubishi of Easley are given a $250 […]

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The Mitsubishi dealership in Easley, South Carolina is aiming for new business by offering a free gun with the purchase of any new or used vehicle, according to Columbia’s Channel 10.

Having firearms on hand during the negotiation process is probably not a good idea, so buyers at Mitsubishi of Easley are given a $250 gift certificate redeemable at Sharp Shooters Gun Club and Range in Greenville.

This is the second South Carolina Mitsu dealer in the news recently for a dubious sales scheme. Indicted SpartanburgĀ Suzuki dealer Paul Gibson also lost his Mitsubishi franchise when he filed for bankruptcy as he faced having to reimburse hundreds of car buyers that his stores had defrauded.

Many of you told us that the brand will be the next to exit America. Mitsubishi’s sales are down 28.7% this year through October versus 2011. Their 400 U.S. dealers sell an average of 13 cars a month apiece. The Lancer and Galant drive off into the sunset in 2013 and their replacements have yet to be announced. Only the Outlander is keeping Mitsubishi outlets alive. Their products are ranked 32nd out of 36 brands in Initial Quality per J. D. Power.

The end result is a desperate dealer body that resorts to cheesy giveaways to move the units to their low FICO score customers. It is no surprise that Mitsubishi is consistently at the bottom of Power’s Sales Satisfaction surveys.

So would a free firearm incentive entice you to buy a car? Or is it simply Robert Farago’s wet dream?

 

 

 

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