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How much to charge for a lift?

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Overseas Holidays & Travel Planning
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  • oldernonethewiseroldernonethewiser Forumite
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    bp5678 wrote: »
    So would £30 sound reasonable?

    No it would sound bl00dy cheeky.
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    Nothing, just put them on your list for next time you're wanting picked up somewhere.
  • Ms_ChocaholicMs_Chocaholic Forumite
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    Why are they asking you if you are just an acquaintance? Have they exhausted all their friends first who said no.
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    Why are they asking you if you are just an acquaintance? Have they exhausted all their friends first who said no.
    I'd consider it cheeky to ask a friend or aquaintance to pick me up at 3am! If they were good enough to do it, I'd certainly offer to cover their expenses.
  • PasturesNewPasturesNew Forumite
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    It's going to cost you about £12-15 in fuel.

    If you were going to charge, you could charge, say, the HMRC published rate, which'd be about double that.

    It's 3am ....

    Is he a mate, or did you feel pulled over a barrel to do it?
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    I would never ask anyone to do such a thing: why doesn't he take a taxi?

    The reasonable amount for you to ask is approximately the taxi fare, but then you would need appropriate insurance...
  • unforeseenunforeseen Forumite
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    It's going to cost you about £12-15 in fuel.

    If you were going to charge, you could charge, say, the HMRC published rate, which'd be about double that.

    It's 3am ....

    Is he a mate, or did you feel pulled over a barrel to do it?
    £12-£15?
    66 miles at 60MPG. How much do you pay per litre?
  • peachypricepeachyprice Forumite
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    It's going to cost you about £12-15 in fuel.

    If you were going to charge, you could charge, say, the HMRC published rate, which'd be about double that.

    It's 3am ....

    Is he a mate, or did you feel pulled over a barrel to do it?

    He's driving an Ibiza, not a Maserati!

    OP, £6 for fuel, £4 for W&T, call it a tenner. Anything more is taking the pee. For £30 your 'friend' may as well use a mini cab.
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    For £30 your 'friend' may as well use a mini cab.
    Maybe that’s the idea ;)
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    bp5678 wrote: »
    So would £30 sound reasonable?


    No. Either do it for the cost of petrol and a couple of quid on top i.e. a tenner, or make an excuse for why you can't do it.
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