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@davecraige Comparing/turning Uber to eBay doesn't work.

eBay doesn’t control price, product, dispatch performance or delivery time. But they will rank listing in best search based on various metrics that all comes down to the conversion rate.
@davecraige eBay is marketplace where for the same exact product, the perfect competition theory applies and profit are driven down to 0.

A ride from Point A to Point B is the same across all drivers (same product) and people don’t care about other factors beside the price.
@davecraige What happens when Uber rank rides offer through their own algorithm and promote the cheapest ride?

They will just blame the conversion rate because that is what people want.
@davecraige Turning Uber into a marketplace won’t solve anything if Uber control the Algo who promotes the rides.

Drivers are already willing to ride for cheap, they will do it too to get rides. There is no point in doing Uber if you get no rides, so you lower your price.
@davecraige “unilaterally terminate workers who have low star ratings”

Yes eBay terminates sellers and they remove listing.

If they don’t find a way to do so they will put you in the last page and you will get no sales. That’s it.

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