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Q: Do you often encounter taxi drivers who refuse to use the meter?

8 years 19 weeks ago in  Transport & Travel - China

 
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Rarely in my experience. They use the meter all the time, unless it is a flat rate that is to a specific place like an airport.

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This morning, I check out of the Hotel in Nanjing. I asked receptionist for taxi. 

 

Hotel's employee showed me way outside, and direct me toward private car. I felt save, because Hotel employee sit me in the car. There was no meter or any taxi sign on the car.

 

I called my Chinese helper, and she said proper price for the distance is 30 Rmb. Driver of the car requested 60 Rmb. I refuse to pay! I gave driver 30 Rmb, and say: 'Police!'

Next time similar thing happened, I will not pay anything! I refused to pay!

 

My Chinese helper covered the balance of 30 Rmb to a private car driver.

 

She explained to me, Hotel employee put me in the private car, and price for the ride is double.

 

I felt insulted, but my Chinese coworkers don't think that was really big problem.

 

I will test my next taxi ride! I will simply refuse to pay for the ride! I want to see what will happened! 

 

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Recently, all the time. Especially at the airport, train station, and in Sanlitun, Gongti, or any crowded place late at night. There are less and less taxis, and more and more people can afford to take them all the time, so, and it's no surprise from the greedy bastards who aren't allowed to use fake meters anymore, licensed taxis start going "black" as well. 80 yuan being the minimum price for a 3km ride. Fuck those guys. They seriously infuriate me. No wonder I'm now angry all the time.

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50%-50%.

If I am in places like Guomao or Sanlitun or the Airport, they dont want to use the meter, so i just get out. In areas with fewer foreigners they use the meter no problem. 

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I usually encounter them when it's late in the night or when it's rush hour.

If it's a place I'm used to going, then I just tell them the price I usually pay and it's up to them if they want to take me or not.

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Yes, all the time..usually I have an idea what it should cost so if they ask way too much, I just get out.

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Well, it happened to Chinese too. So please do not be alarmed.

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no never...only in some remote areas but i will not take them.......i will wait for a meter taxi

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All the time, but its an easy fix. Usually the doors not locked, they like to slowly drive up and roll down the window and ask where your going.  Trick here is to get in as quick as you can. Once your in and the seatbelt is on they cant argue as hard not to use the meter.

If they are still giving you trouble, just refuse 3 or 4 times ( if you cant speak Chinese just point to the meter and look angry) .  If they are really stubborn, and this rarely happens, say ok, take out your phone, start looking at is ID card thingy like you magically learned how to read Chinese and start calling a number. Any number will do,  they should start cussing you out under there breath and drive. If all else fails, really call the company. They must take you by meter, so fight back! and stop letting them rip you off!  Whats better? 5 minutes arguing with the dude or paying double the price?? On principle alone i'll pick the argument every time

 

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Yes, if they do not run the meter, you are not required to pay in Suzhou.

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