Salman Rushdie used his Twitter to complain about the service he received from controversial smart phone Uber.
One of the world's greatest living novelist, Salman wrote this in a tweet:
Dear @Uber_NYC, your cynical rip-off "surge pricing" (i.e. doubling the price because you feel like it) is making you... not worth using.
He received this back from Taylor Hill @taylorehill, explaining Uber's actions:
@SalmanRushdie It's either that or not have any cars for anyone during rush hours. It's sad but it's basic economics. Supply and demand.
Mr Rushdie then pointed out that it was not rush hour and in his experience doubling of the fare was in fact wide spread amongst Uber drivers.
"Surge pricing" is now being randomly used at many non-rush hour times. Just a 100% price hike in disguise. @taylorehill @Uber_NYC