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by frostbite ⌂ @, Hamilton MT, Saturday, December 23, 2017, 17:07 (269 days ago)

Rather than walking back up the hill, we usually take a cab. This year, the fare has always been 35 Pesos. Today, we flagged a cab down and were pleasantly surprised that the A/C was on. Upon arriving at our place, I handed the driver a 50 Peso note. He handed back a 5 Peso coin. When I pointed out that the fare was 35 Pesos, he responded that the A/C, which we didn't request, was on and insisted the regular fare was 40 Pesos. While an overcharge of 10 Pesos won't send us to the poorhouse, I don't like being taken advantage of. His number: 0344.

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by Steve @, Saturday, December 23, 2017, 17:49 (269 days ago) @ frostbite

I ran into a similar situation a couple weeks ago when I was in Z on vacation. Stayed at Catalina. Paid anywhere between 35 and 50 most clustered around 40 for a trip to el centro. I've never been too fussy about this simply desiring to pay a fair fare. I always ask the cabbie: 35? Halfl the time this works or I get away with 40 and everyone is happy. Kind of depends on how tired I am. This time I got hit with more 50 than usual usually combined with a little grousing and I walk away, he drives away but I'm guessing we still are happy. The 50 requests usually are at the basketball court and I just go to a side street and invariably get 35. I've also noticed that if I'm with a Mexican and he/she does the fare negotiation we get a noticeably lower rate. Theres also the "I dont have change gambit used by the cabbie occasionably. I blow it off since the extra request falls flat since I carry an overabundance of change.

It's all good and I never blame the cabbie for trying to get the best deal for himself unless he's totally rude which I rarely run into. I like to concentrate more on giving the maids a little extra for their extremely hard work.

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by Zbulldog @, Saturday, December 23, 2017, 19:11 (269 days ago) @ Steve

OMG Frostbite, you got ripped off for about 47 cents. What is this world coming to.

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by midalake @, Monday, December 25, 2017, 13:23 (267 days ago) @ Zbulldog

OMG Frostbite, you got ripped off for about 47 cents. What is this world coming to.

Where poster Zbulldog fails at is: When someone goes from Z to Ixtapa and the cabbie proclaims $105 pesos instead of $75. Or the time you are at Commerical going to El Mullle and the cabbie states 80pesos. Now this may not be too bad if you are in the area for a week. HOWEVER when you live there for 4 months a year this gets OLD after the first time.
MAYBE Zbulldog is one of these people who will return his new tax relief to the government as well?

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PS Merry Christmas to ALL!

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by OlsenMN, Saturday, December 23, 2017, 19:33 (269 days ago) @ frostbite
edited by OlsenMN, Saturday, December 23, 2017, 19:52

Rather than walking back up the hill, we usually take a cab. This year, the fare has always been 35 Pesos. Today, we flagged a cab down and were pleasantly surprised that the A/C was on. Upon arriving at our place, I handed the driver a 50 Peso note. He handed back a 5 Peso coin. When I pointed out that the fare was 35 Pesos, he responded that the A/C, which we didn't request, was on and insisted the regular fare was 40 Pesos. While an overcharge of 10 Pesos won't send us to the poorhouse, I don't like being taken advantage of. His number: 0344.

If you walked away and let him keep it you are part of the problem.

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by Talley Ho @, Saturday, December 23, 2017, 22:11 (269 days ago) @ frostbite

We are almost (thank you whatever) though with the renovations necessary to make our new permanent home in Zihuatenejo semi ready. It's been great/interesting, all that jazz. We have been here 6 weeks tomorrow, Sunday.

We are taking cabs like crazy!!!!!!

On only one occasion have we been overcharged, and I saw it coming. We grabbed a cab at the south end of Playa la Ropa, and only took it as far as the delfines. Unfortunately, we told the cabbie that that was it. He said it was 30p, but my sweetie handed him a 50 and as I was digging for change he took off.

Honestly, we have probably had in the last 5 weeks, 60 cab rides, and only one that wasn't right on target, so all is well.

We have had MANY drivers who have actively assisted us with loading in and carrying up parcels and stuff for us, and have been thrilled to give them a tip.

Don't ever forget what a cab costs in other countries, and tip for extras!

Most of them seem to be pleased that we would leave California and come to paradise!

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by blackrooster1, Sunday, December 24, 2017, 01:21 (269 days ago) @ Talley Ho

Hello my name is Jose Manuel Guzman Rosario manys peoples knowme very well here in zihuatanejo im cabdriver my number is 0344 any time i asking to the peoples windows doun or windows up this time with this peoples did the same and he say ok but when i say is 45 pesos he was very aggressive very rude and i understand it becausei saw he was in a bad mood,very hot day i have to pay a bad day from him because when he left my taxi almost broke my door and he callme pickpoket that is not good because the only i did was a good service in a hot day but my friend dont worry i will give you all your money back tomorrow morning im not a crooked cabbie only copper whats fair normal fair is 35 whit ac is 45 pesos all peoples in the world we work for tips thank you very much for be generous i do my best

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by frostbite ⌂ @, Hamilton MT, Sunday, December 24, 2017, 08:15 (268 days ago) @ blackrooster1

Hello my name is Jose Manuel Guzman Rosario manys peoples knowme very well here in zihuatanejo im cabdriver my number is 0344 any time i asking to the peoples windows doun or windows up this time with this peoples did the same and he say ok but when i say is 45 pesos he was very aggressive very rude and i understand it becausei saw he was in a bad mood,very hot day i have to pay a bad day from him because when he left my taxi almost broke my door and he callme pickpoket that is not good because the only i did was a good service in a hot day but my friend dont worry i will give you all your money back tomorrow morning im not a crooked cabbie only copper whats fair normal fair is 35 whit ac is 45 pesos all peoples in the world we work for tips thank you very much for be generous i do my best

I can't blame you for trying to clear your name, but when we got into your cab the windows were closed and the A/C was on; I did not ask you to turn it on. I was not in a bad mood until you decided to overcharge me. I called you a thief, not a pickpocket. That was neither rude, nor aggressive, it was a simple fact. I did slam the door harder than usual, but since all other doors and windows were closed, it certainly didn't "almost break your door". As mentioned previously, your overcharging me didn't cause me any financial problems, I just don't like being taken advantage of. We use cabs frequently here in Zihua and this was the first time in several years that someone has taken advantage of us. When drivers help us with luggage or groceries, I always tip quite generously. In fact, I have hired 3 different cab drivers for other jobs. No need to return the money; it was a lesson learned. In the future, we will ask the fare before getting in to a taxi.

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by blackrooster1, Sunday, December 24, 2017, 09:57 (268 days ago) @ frostbite

Hello amigo frostbite good morning and merry christmas my name is more than clean i veen living here almost all my live manys peoples know who is jose manuel one of the most popular cabdriver in this town for 45 pesos i dont go anywhere please let me know what time you would be in your house and ill give your money back i whant to be in peace with my family this christmas , happy christmas and happy new year to you and all your family god bless you for ever

tu amigo Jose Manuel

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by frostbite ⌂ @, Hamilton MT, Sunday, December 24, 2017, 10:04 (268 days ago) @ blackrooster1

Hello amigo frostbite good morning and merry christmas my name is more than clean i veen living here almost all my live manys peoples know who is jose manuel one of the most popular cabdriver in this town for 45 pesos i dont go anywhere please let me know what time you would be in your house and ill give your money back i whant to be in peace with my family this christmas , happy christmas and happy new year to you and all your family god bless you for ever

tu amigo Jose Manuel

Jose Manuel: we both know what happened yesterday. I am not in the habit of lying. No need to return my money, just find a worthy cause and donate it there. Feliz Navidad.

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by Zbulldog @, Sunday, December 24, 2017, 08:16 (268 days ago) @ blackrooster1

Jose (0344), I have your taxi # and will look for you when we are there in a couple weeks. If you have returned his money, I will gladly pay you back.

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by Craig AKA the cruise ship guy @, Sunday, December 24, 2017, 08:50 (268 days ago) @ Zbulldog

Merry Christmas!:wtf:

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by gemini67, Sunday, December 24, 2017, 08:52 (268 days ago) @ Zbulldog

Scrooge much lately, Frostbite? Merry Christmas Cabbie 0344. I am with Zbulldog on this one. Next time carry your own bags and take a nice healthy walk home.

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by gemini67, Sunday, December 24, 2017, 09:42 (268 days ago) @ gemini67

oops...sorry frostbite, time for a BIG glass of wine. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Seriously. So many big things to worry about, this does not fit the bill.

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by Mexalberta @, Sunday, December 24, 2017, 09:02 (268 days ago) @ blackrooster1

Jose
We have used your polite service and will ask for you again in the future.

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by blackrooster1, Sunday, December 24, 2017, 09:23 (268 days ago) @ Mexalberta

Mexalberta thank you very much always i do my best merry christmas to you and your family god bless you for ever

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Sunday, December 24, 2017, 09:07 (268 days ago) @ blackrooster1

Hello my name is Jose Manuel Guzman Rosario manys peoples knowme very well here in zihuatanejo im cabdriver my number is 0344 any time i asking to the peoples windows doun or windows up this time with this peoples did the same and he say ok but when i say is 45 pesos he was very aggressive very rude and i understand it becausei saw he was in a bad mood,very hot day i have to pay a bad day from him because when he left my taxi almost broke my door and he callme pickpoket that is not good because the only i did was a good service in a hot day but my friend dont worry i will give you all your money back tomorrow morning im not a crooked cabbie only copper whats fair normal fair is 35 whit ac is 45 pesos all peoples in the world we work for tips thank you very much for be generous i do my best

Thank you, José Manuel. I will gladly vouch for you.

My wife and I have known José Manuel for almost 30 years, and we've always known him to be extremely hard working and completely trustworthy.

It clearly states on my Taxi Rates page that A/C is an additional charge, usually more than José Manuel charges.

I hope both parties can forgive each other for any misunderstanding.

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by Casa Juan @, Sunday, December 24, 2017, 09:32 (268 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

there are lots of transportation options in Zihua. I sometimes forget to ask about the fare to Las Mesas while in El Centro and maybe pay 15 to 20 pesos more than if I asked. At the end of the day its not worth getting worked up over it(75 to 90 cents). On the other hand if I asked the fare and then it changed when I arrived I would not be happy.

Always best to ask.

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by JACK @, Sunday, December 24, 2017, 09:53 (268 days ago) @ Casa Juan

Last New Year's eve one cab tried to charge me 80 pesos to La Comercial when the fare should have been 42 pesos (30 pesos + 40% after midnight). We had gone about 300 meters when he announced the price of 80 pesos to me so I told him to left me off and I did get out. He tried to tell me that it was the tariff for cabs on XMas eve and New Year's eve. I don't see that anywhere.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Sunday, December 24, 2017, 09:56 (268 days ago) @ JACK

Last New Year's eve one cab tried to charge me 80 pesos to La Comercial when the fare should have been 42 pesos (30 pesos + 40% after midnight). We had gone about 300 meters when he announced the price of 80 pesos to me so I told him to left me off and I did get out. He tried to tell me that it was the tariff for cabs on XMas eve and New Year's eve. I don't see that anywhere.

They did the same to us the past couple of years going to La Ropa for Xmas and New Year's. The family is dining out within walking distance this year. See how that works?

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by Mexalberta @, Sunday, December 24, 2017, 10:46 (268 days ago) @ JACK

Really hope you don’t need a plumber on New Years or Christmas.

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by blackrooster1, Sunday, December 24, 2017, 10:18 (268 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Hola amigo zihuarob tank you very much for you reviw

Le explico algo que mucha gente no sabe a cerca de los precios de los dias 24 de diciembre despues de las seis de la tarde y los dia 31 de diciembre despues de las seis de la tarde es algo que se ha llevado a consenso entre las agrupaciones y no lo invente yo solo que como los taxistas no tenemos aguinaldos y son dias que se deven estar con las familias es por eso que las dejadas son al doble esos unicos dias despues del horario mencionado

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by Zbulldog @, Sunday, December 24, 2017, 12:25 (268 days ago) @ blackrooster1

Esa es una explicación válida. Gracias

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by laurita @, Sunday, December 24, 2017, 10:03 (268 days ago) @ frostbite

Next time simply roll down the windows and pay 35 pesos

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by frostbite ⌂ @, Hamilton MT, Sunday, December 24, 2017, 10:05 (268 days ago) @ laurita

Thank you for your sage advice...

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