Bird sent out an email blast yesterday.... once a Bird is available to charge the price will not increase... this will discourage hoarding. Also reporting hoarders is now easier.
I signed up to be a Bird Charger a few months ago thinking how great it would be if I could charge 3 Bird Scooters at night, earn a sweet $15 a day x 30 days ...I could be bringing in an extra $450 a month give or take a little without much problem.
On my first day as a Bird charger things went great. I found a scooter in a ditch and two more were just a few hundred feet from where I lived. I was bragging to my wife about how easy this would be.
But the first day was too good. Over the next few weeks I drove more in gas then I would find scooters. The problem is all the scooters are in people's homes. This causes few scooters to truly available for charging.
I made these screen captures below today. In theory there are hundreds of scooters to charge but often even the "green" supposedly easy-to-find Bird's are not there or inside someones home.
Is the hoarding to steal the scooters or is it to get more from charging the scooters by waiting until they are worth $20 each. Sometimes people will have multiple $20 Birds in their home but are not charging them, the pins stay in the same places regardless of the values on the charging.
Click the images below to see them full sized.