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Prices And Inflation

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Have searched but could not find anything regards this topic and I was prompted by the Xmas price drop thread The run up to Xmas was always very busy for me when I worked in a flat and I appreciated all the presents I received.

However, if we are going to discuss prices / inflation. Think back to what you guys who were punting paid around 20yrs ago, compare it to now and and I do think you are getting excellent value for money these days. As well as far more choice, although maybe that is the reason for low prices.

In the Berkshire area I worked flats between Reading and Slough from around 1988, a half hour session was £50 (I never have charged extras). After 20 years it has gone up to around £70. Now compare that with the cost of living and wages and I am sure it falls way short of inflation. With that in mind, there are far more guys punting now and places are far busier than they were 20 years ago (excluding maybe the last year in recession). I know I am on the days I work.

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I wonder how much of an impact the internet has had?

It provides a much easier way for punters and girls to meet. With a higher volume of work, prices tend to drop, in real terms. That would be my theory.

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There's an interesting table on escort-ireland.com, showing the average price paid for 30 mins and 1 hour since 2006. The financial crisis over there is clearly having an effect: 30 mins has fallen from an average of 150 euro to 100 now, while an hour is down from 250 to nearer 200. Prices in Northern Ireland have also fallen a bit. Full table is here

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deflation,

the government should do some QE on this right away.. :D :D :D

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I wonder how much of an impact the internet has had?

It provides a much easier way for punters and girls to meet. With a higher volume of work, prices tend to drop, in real terms. That would be my theory.

I think that's a good point. But I wonder whether rather than just creating an increased volume of work the internet has actually made it more of a "buyer's market".

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With that in mind, there are far more guys punting now and places are far busier than they were 20 years ago (excluding maybe the last year in recession). I know I am on the days I work.

Whilst I'm sure that more men are punting than did so 20 years ago, I think it also true to say that there are far more girls offering services.

Remember also, one new punter may punt once or twice a month. One new WG will presumably be shagging a lot more than that. So one new punter isn't going to have such an effect on the "market" as one new WG.

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I wonder how much of an impact the internet has had?

It provides a much easier way for punters and girls to meet. With a higher volume of work, prices tend to drop, in real terms. That would be my theory.

It's certainly had an impact on me. I think that I can catagorically state that but for the internet I would not be punting.

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It's certainly had an impact on me. I think that I can catagorically state that but for the internet I would not be punting.

I totally agree. I casually browsed the dodgy ads in my local paper for decades without ever being slightly tempted (well there was that one time ....). However, within 2 months of discovering punternet and the website of a now sadly defunct Guildford/Woking in call agency, I was initiated into punterdom.

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I think a big impact must be to illustrate via sites like this, how widespread punting is. In a perverse way, knowing that so many other guys are doing it adds a slight air of 'respectability' to one's hobby...

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My first punt was a Walkup in Soho in 1980. Price £20. I then didn't punt at all until 1997 when I went back to Soho and had my second punt, price... £20 I was astonished that the price was the same. Minimum prices in walkups for a quicky hasn't changed much since then either.

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