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I have a bunch of gift vouchers that well-meaning, but misguided, relatives have bought me. I mean, gardening vocuchers - FFS !

I was wondering if any ladies have ever, or would ever, contemplate taking vouchers instead of cash for personal services ? It could be the ultimate unwanted voucher exchange programme :-)

(related: I must get a Tesco Clubcard ;-) )

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I wouldn't take vouchers, just in case they might be fake. Fake Sterling notes I can spot, fake vouchers I couldn't. Same reason why I wouldn't take foreign currencies.

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(related: I must get a Tesco Clubcard ;-) )

and where exactly do you plan on swiping your Tesco Clubcard to accumulate points? :lol:

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I always get bonuses at work in the shape of capital bonds they work like cash but in select high street stores , bloody useless for me as I dont shop in any of them ! Got a couple of hundred quids worth at home that that have been there best part of 2 years

Come on ladies start taking capital bonds and do me a favour ;-)

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I always get bonuses at work in the shape of capital bonds they work like cash but in select high street stores , bloody useless for me as I dont shop in any of them ! Got a couple of hundred quids worth at home that that have been there best part of 2 years

Come on ladies start taking capital bonds and do me a favour ;-)

Made this query some time back.

At that time I had £800 of Capital Bonds. Ended up using most to buy some Cambridge audio stuff, but still got enough for 1.5 / 2 hours punt.

They can be used at these High St outlets

With Yule looming must be handy for someone

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Pa ha ha ha! I used to sell capital bonds in a former life! Bloody stupid waste of paper. And my commission was crap too. So personally, no, I definitely wouldn't take them, sorry :P

The main reason I wouldn't take vouchers though is because the money I make escorting goes on things like rent, food, bills and savings (when the tax man isn't hassling me!) If I decide to spend a few hundred quid on a shopping spree, I would save up little by little after each job once the essentials were covered.... I couldn't justify doing a job where the currency I earned for it was good for nothing but splurging on a shopping trip. (Hehe, tiny violin, please!)

Have you thought about flogging them on ebay with 20% off the printed price maybe? That way, at lest you are making some money out of them and someone else has something for a bargain that they can use?

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They are indeed bloody waste of time and paper, but our company insists on them, heaven forbid if they give us hard cash.

Trouble I have with them, any store I would spend them in is usually cheaper online and as a true Yorkshireman I insist on getting value for money!

Mrs Jones often spends them for me , particular lingerie stores and then gives me the money back for them, but she has designs on them soon I think for a decorating project, oh joy, I work like a dog for my bonus and then get to work like a dog after I've spent it on paint and carpets....joy...

(if I have my way, I may spend them on a new Nintendo 3ds in the new years...)

Protested last year, my boss tried to fob me off with another load and I said 'nnnnoooo, please god not more capital bonds, I haven't spent last years, I'd rather do without thanks, save the company a few bob', looked a bit nonplussed at me as I was turning down a freebie....

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I wouldn't take vouchers, just in case they might be fake. Fake Sterling notes I can spot, fake vouchers I couldn't. Same reason why I wouldn't take foreign currencies.

Good point!

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now why cant someone invent punting gift vouchers....

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They have, they usually have the queens head on them and come in 5's 10's 20's and some times 50's...

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I would not mind to be paid in the vouchers, as long as they are equal 6 times at least of theirs monetary value. So for example £160 cash will be equal to £960 worth of gift vouchers from the various High Street joints. From Amazon it will be 1:2.

I think its very fair. :-)

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I have a bunch of gift vouchers that well-meaning, but misguided, relatives have bought me. I mean, gardening vocuchers - FFS !

I was wondering if any ladies have ever, or would ever, contemplate taking vouchers instead of cash for personal services ? It could be the ultimate unwanted voucher exchange programme :-)

(related: I must get a Tesco Clubcard ;-) )

Have you tried paying for your food or petrol bills in vouchers?

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Doesn't hurt to ask, she might be a shopaholic or going to buy something from one of the stores soon anyway, although if it was me I'd want more than the cash value.

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Cynthia Payne used to accept Luncheon Vouchers

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I would be quite happy to accept store vouchers AS WELL AS MY FEE !

......... but not Argos ones please.... I don't like shopping catalogues.

:P

One exception I may consider though ( payment by voucher ) would be for

Jo Malone perfumes... which are not inexpensive.... but at long last Mrs

Malone has opened a store in the North East and I am really very pleased

about that.

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I have in the past. A regular used to get John Lewis vouchers for some reason so I accepted them as payment. Why not if they are useful. I would say ask the girls you visit, I thought nothing of it really so I dare say that a lot of other girls would feel the same.

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Did I not see on Dragons den recently a web based business idea that sold traded gift vouchers?

I have to agree with Xenia though, any gift vouchers would not be counted at face value, not sure about her 1/6th value (worth a try - but useless if they are fakes). I think it would depend on the girl, how much you were offering to them for etc... Personally I think 50% of the value would be ok, subjecting to me having a use for them.

As an exchange, I recall getting about 10 kingfisher BT answer machines in exchange for a BJ from a regular who worked at BT in the early 90's.

Sarah x x

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Whoooo, managed to spend some capital bonds this morning for a xmas gift for Mrs Jones mum....

Brill, £10 down, £285 to go :rolleyes:

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The best ones would be online vouchers, some ladies accept Amazon vouchers as deposits and that way you have the value upfront.

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