It appears the majority of our local chargers have in fact refused to pick up $3 birds. This is a good thing.
In observing the patterns of pricing on our map, last night at 9pm there were four $5 scooters out of about 50 $3 scooters.
The $5 scooters were all at opposite ends of the map.
This leads me to the conclusion that the company is trying to bank on the idea that the $5 scooter will get you motivated enough to go out and capture then you will give in and fill your vehicle with $3 birds since you are already at it....It appears to not be working. Seemingly, the riders are mostly on LIMEs now since the majority of $3 birds have been sitting for about two days dead. I've never seen so many 0% batteries on the map.
It's interesting to watch this technology unfold but it seems almost embarrassing that this Billion Dollar company is still trying to figure these basic pricing structures out while directly deeming much of their fleet inoperable over a few dollars.
Refuse to charge $3 & $4 scooters. It WILL work in your favor sooner than later.