When leaving New York yesterday I had an interesting experience which I thought I would share. When I left the convention centre, needing to go directly to the airport there were guys standing around, asking if we needed a ride.
The first price we got was $120 Each (for 2 people)! We told them it was too much. So the guys came down to $80 each, then went to $55 per person, but only if we would go with a third person in the car.
As we felt like we were being ripped off, we walked further down the street and caught a taxi which cost $55. This was still more than the way in to town- but a lot cheaper than what the others were quoting. As I mentioned in another post, I had taken a limo coming into town which cost approximately $30.
So here a couple of tips about taxi negotiation.
- Have an idea of what the ride should cost.
- Don’t accept the first price you are given.
- If you think someone is giving outragous prices- they probably are- just walk away.