LONDON, ENGLAND -- When Uber said their prices were gonna soar up to the North Pole, they weren't kidding!
The ride share service hit its users with a sucker punch to the wallet when they announced their prices would go sky high for the holidays and we're not talking about a couple bucks here. Getting a ride could cost as much as four times what someone would usually pay.
Uber's excuse? Lots of people need rides around Christmas time!
Turns out, the demand for a ride is really high with all the holiday parties and travel going on, and the prices definitely show it!
— Sophie Green (@grenners12) December 15, 2017
The Twitterverse sounded off with their "bah humbugs," some even posting pictures of how much their tab was!
— Lara Bishop (@LaraBishop82) December 15, 2017
Uber’s surge pricing during the holiday season will likely encourage drinking and driving. Sad!
— Peter Chao (@Pyrobooby) December 17, 2017
I paid £80 for a trip that should have been £20 after a night out last week! Price surge again last night too. Feel robbed! ☹️
— Rozina Sini (@RozinaSini) December 16, 2017
So if you're looking to go out and get trashed on eggnog, maybe just have a good ole' designated driver. You know, so you don't have to empty your bank account for a safe ride home.