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When you're dressed as sexy Gandalf and tipsily swaying around post-party this Halloween weekend, you'll probably want to take an Uber home. But ooh, that surge pricing is so unpleasant, and you don't want to be like this woman who accidentally took a $362 Uber ride on Halloween last year. Good news from a new study from Northeastern University, though—you can often avoid surge pricing with just a little patience.

These women ride in silence, contemplating every decision in their lives that brought them to the moment when they decided to take an Uber during surge pricing.
These women ride in silence, contemplating every decision in their lives that brought them to the moment when they decided to take an Uber during surge pricing.
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Sources: h/t Lifehacker | NPR