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Whilst I realise that those of us who dip our toes (and other bodily bits) into the scene do so because we can afford it I am amazed at how many Agency girlies are are now charging £180.00 instead of £150.00 which is an extraordinary percentage increase in these straightened times.

I thought it might be an interesting discussion point and would welcome your views.

R

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A good reason will be because they are too busy at £150 and are turning clients away.

You will be able to see if it is sustainable by seeing if they maintain that price.

There is a girl not a million miles away from here who advertises at £250 one week and £150 the next, now the only reason why I can think that would possibly happen is because she is not getting the work at £250 after all NO ONE will knock £100+ off if they were.

Its would be easy to put up rates when it is busy and not think about when it goes quiet.

S x

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A good reason will be because they are too busy at £150 and are turning clients away.

You will be able to see if it is sustainable by seeing if they maintain that price.

There is a girl not a million miles away from here who advertises at £250 one week and £150 the next, now the only reason why I can think that would possibly happen is because she is not getting the work at £250 after all NO ONE will knock £100+ off if they were.

Its would be easy to put up rates when it is busy and not think about when it goes quiet.

S x

I use the other site and all I can say is that you can get real quality for £100 and below. We are living in a punter's paradise.

Jack

PS I do not mean to sound like JRC.

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I use the other site and all I can say is that you can get real quality for £100 and below. We are living in a punter's paradise.

Jack

PS I do not mean to sound like JRC.

LOL nope I am not knocking that but shush before they realise they can put their prices up ;)

It actually depends a lot on where the girl is and who is around as to how much she can charge or how busy, ya see I am lucky even a naff Western Woman over a size 8 and well past her 20s like me does well in a place like York B)

S x

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If the price for a 1 hour outcall is £180, what does the girl make? There's the agency booking fee and the driver and his costs to pay, does she make £120?

That's why I prefer to see indies and for incalls, whenever possible. For this, I'd say the new £120 is £130 ;)

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Most of these lasses live in the flats they work from and the agency(or often agencies) seem to take 50 or even 60% and that is the trouble - the increase goes two ways.

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I really think the sex industry would benefit from the refreshing breeze of the market, the parlours especially seem to operate a cartel system. I can understand a busy parlour not changing, but there are parlours in this city (edinburgh) where they hardly see a punter an hour through the door.

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Hi guys

Whilst I realise that those of us who dip our toes (and other bodily bits) into the scene do so because we can afford it I am amazed at how many Agency girlies are are now charging £180.00 instead of £150.00 which is an extraordinary percentage increase in these straightened times.

I thought it might be an interesting discussion point and would welcome your views.

R

A good reason will be because they are too busy at £150 and are turning clients away.

You will be able to see if it is sustainable by seeing if they maintain that price.

There is a girl not a million miles away from here who advertises at £250 one week and £150 the next, now the only reason why I can think that would possibly happen is because she is not getting the work at £250 after all NO ONE will knock £100+ off if they were.

Its would be easy to put up rates when it is busy and not think about when it goes quiet.

S x

It's not that remarkable - lots of companies use similar pricing tactics when they want to maximise utilisation/revenue or choke off demand - hotels, airlines etc.

We might be in a tough economic climate but inflation is rising sharply and taxes are going up too.

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Still lots of exceptional value out there at £120 per hour - House of Divine and Decadent Divas to name but two.

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Still lots of exceptional value out there at £120 per hour - House of Divine and Decadent Divas to name but two.

Oh here we go again :rolleyes: Tell me my friend, is your adoration in return for your discounts received?

Anyway, to answer the question. I do not see any evidence that prices have increased to £180, you always get those who pitch themselves at a higher rate for whatever reason but equally you get the value punts too. You just need to shop around.

The optimum pricing strategy is one that sets a higher price (but not so high that the phone will not ring) but also allows for some negotiation should the need arise.

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"Friend", and I use the term very loosely, I neither get nor expect discounts - why not come up with something original yourself instead of knocking genuine responses? Please don't waste my time and others by replying.

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Oh here we go again :rolleyes: Tell me my friend, is your adoration in return for your discounts received?

Anyway, to answer the question. I do not see any evidence that prices have increased to £180, you always get those who pitch themselves at a higher rate for whatever reason but equally you get the value punts too. You just need to shop around.

The optimum pricing strategy is one that sets a higher price (but not so high that the phone will not ring) but also allows for some negotiation should the need arise.

I have seen specific evidence that prices have increased to £180 and as Sabrina correctly points out, the price rises when the girls are more busy.

I spoke with Kimberley at HC when her price increased (150 to 180) and she said it was because she was too busy all the time but now she is less busy for the same money.

Cherry at the same place also went from 150 to 180.

Believe me, I don't like paying the extra £30 but in the above case it didn't put me off enough to forfeit the punt. I do however prefer to punt around the £150 mark.

I have never found anything decent at £100 or under. HOD seem to offer good value but from what I've seen they are not to my tastes and I think close earlier in London. If some would like to offer some recommendations from the other site at the lower priced end of the market then please PM me; I have never found a decent quality punt on that site for £100-£120.

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A good reason will be because they are too busy at £150 and are turning clients away.

You will be able to see if it is sustainable by seeing if they maintain that price.

There is a girl not a million miles away from here who advertises at £250 one week and £150 the next, now the only reason why I can think that would possibly happen is because she is not getting the work at £250 after all NO ONE will knock £100+ off if they were.

Its would be easy to put up rates when it is busy and not think about when it goes quiet.

S x

If few days of full load can cause a price increase from 150 to 180 than I would like to take back my statemanets in the "recession prices" thread where I said a a few days of lean work load should not lead to girls reducing prices. If demand-supply price adjustment is so quick in this industry it is time to start to bargain. If a girl has seen lesser number of clients a particular day than you could bargain her price to a lower rate, thinking she may agree to it rather than sit idle. This scene will become so much like the street scene. I wonder why these girls are increasing the price in these times.

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If few days of full load can cause a price increase from 150 to 180 than I would like to take back my statemanets in the "recession prices" thread where I said a a few days of lean work load should not lead to girls reducing prices. If demand-supply price adjustment is so quick in this industry it is time to start to bargain. If a girl has seen lesser number of clients a particular day than you could bargain her price to a lower rate, thinking she may agree to it rather than sit idle. This scene will become so much like the street scene. I wonder why these girls are increasing the price in these times.

Ok I can only speak for myself here,

I have not increased my prices even though I probably turn away 3/4 x the work than I want to do, instead chose to limit how people book services ie any bookings for under an hour cannot be booked in advance, same day bookings only, I have taken off the Nuru Massage with relief and can only have a Nuru Massage with full service, I have added 1.5 hour and 2 hour bookings.

Last week I was booked up solid the week before (therefore there were no under an hour bookings as there was no room for same day bookings) so this system seems to be working.

I am also aware that this is still a busy time from Xmas and NY and will quieten significantly within the next 4 weeks, otherwise I would probably have a min booking of at least an hour and take off the massage and relief services totally.

This is why girls are increasing their prices because they can! If they do not get the work in then I would imagine instead of twiddling thumbs they will lower accordingly.

It is insulting to bargain intimate services to many.

S x

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Although I'm on the fringes of rural Hertfordshire with easy travel to places like Watford,St Albans, Stevenage, Hitchin, Hatfield Etc Etc - there are still plenty of great value ladies at around £100 ph.

I might well book a two hour session for say £220 from a lady that charged £150 ph.

Basically though I'm in the Jimmy Redcab 'school of thought' that (and given the local climate) to spend more than say £120 ph is completely unnecessary in my neck of the woods.

Uncle Pokey

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I agree with Uncle P and several other posters on here and would say that

For incalls ...£120.00 is the new £150 ........never mind £180 ......Unless your talking Central London near big hotels.

There are certain ladies I will go up in price for ......but when there is superb selection in MK NS AURROUNDS

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I agree with Uncle P and several other posters on here and would say that

For incalls ...£120.00 is the new £150 ........never mind £180 ......Unless your talking Central London near big hotels.

There are certain ladies I will go up in price for ......but when there is superb selection in MK NS AURROUNDS

this somehow got posted before I'd finished it ...........and then I got stuch with Caps lock on....apologies

I was saying that there is a great selection of superb ladies both parlour and Independants in MK and its surrounds and also down in the Woking area, all charging around £120.00............So I really see no need to consider paying more.

In addition .with things getting tougher in many areas in 2011 and very few service industries able to charge more for services ( Other than our good freinds the Bankers) a lot of people being made jobless from the public sectors .......I feel a lot of escorts will be nudging prices down unless they are as busy as the wish to be ..in which case good luck to them.....rather than up.

I won't be raising my 'per punt rate' any time soon !

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I said some months back the trend on prices has to be downwards in 2011.

The economic conditions are just too tough for prices to increase. There will be exceptions, but prices will stablise or fall in my view, Milton Keynes is a practical example of this where competition and the economic situation is pushing prices lower, rather than higher.

It is totally illogical to believe as thousands are put out of work, general living prices increase and interests rates start to have to go up, that people will have more cash to spend on leisure activities.

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this somehow got posted before I'd finished it ...........and then I got stuch with Caps lock on....apologies

I was saying that there is a great selection of superb ladies both parlour and Independants in MK and its surrounds and also down in the Woking area, all charging around £120.00............So I really see no need to consider paying more.

In addition .with things getting tougher in many areas in 2011 and very few service industries able to charge more for services ( Other than our good freinds the Bankers) a lot of people being made jobless from the public sectors .......I feel a lot of escorts will be nudging prices down unless they are as busy as the wish to be ..in which case good luck to them.....rather than up.

I won't be raising my 'per punt rate' any time soon !

So would you say it is the competition or the economic downturn keeping prices down in MK?

S x

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I said some months back the trend on prices has to be downwards in 2011.

The economic conditions are just too tough for prices to increase. There will be exceptions, but prices will stablise or fall in my view, Milton Keynes is a practical example of this where competition and the economic situation is pushing prices lower, rather than higher.

It is totally illogical to believe as thousands are put out of work, general living prices increase and interests rates start to have to go up, that people will have more cash to spend on leisure activities.

Yes but I doubt that you are speaking about the same population, those who punt are generally financially better off and many are addicted without even realizing it so they will find the cash regardless. On top of that, you have the fact that when prices go up certain punters will punt less often. For example, if a punter punts on average twice per month (24 punts/yr) at £150 he will spend about £3,600 over a year but if prices increase to £180 he could just punt 20 times over the year sacrificing just 4 punts but spending the same amount. Not a great difference over a year. In fact I would guess that prices could go up considerably more before Mr punter folded.

Most women are just crap with figures and often get it wrong hence the sliding price scale and erratic pricing. Though one cannot blame them for putting up prices to take advantage of the price elasticity factor. I'm sure we would all work less for the same income if we could and it may mean they can provide a better service to the few they do see. Like I said before, certain parlours who relentlessly brag about good value are just cramming them in to make up the figures and service can suffer.

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So would you say it is the competition or the economic downturn keeping prices down in MK?

S x

I don't really know Sabrina, I am not an expert on Market conditions in MK , there are several guys on here who know MK much better than I.

Its probably a combination of the two.....there is without doubt a lot of competition in this area, good competetion, parlours and indy's ....but its not just Mk , because similar rates exist in Guilford/ Woking and Bracknell .......So it seems to be a Home Counties Outside the M25 rate.

Suits me for sure!! :-) .............Hence my statement................£120 is the new £150 !!

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Olympics in London next year. You may find some pretty big price hikes then from both indies and agencies.

We'll keep it the same as long as we can at HoD but we can't please everyone all of the time. That said there are clients paying big money, there is a link on the front of our website to a 'high class' agency, they are very busy at the moment with work in the city, Europe and the gulf states. Since Christmas they have boomed for no apparent reason.

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Olympics in London next year. You may find some pretty big price hikes then from both indies and agencies.

We'll keep it the same as long as we can at HoD but we can't please everyone all of the time. That said there are clients paying big money, there is a link on the front of our website to a 'high class' agency, they are very busy at the moment with work in the city, Europe and the gulf states. Since Christmas they have boomed for no apparent reason.

I think that the punters know that they are extremely spoilt with MK ladies and the prices they pay, even more so with HOD keeping the pricing structure the same in London, however they must realise that it is a business and girls want to maximise their earning potential, keeping your prices the same if and when everyone else rises them will do neither HOD or the punters any good as the girls will simply go where they can earn as much as possible.

The balance of keeping the old clients happy and the girls happy is not going to be easy, I can hear it now.

S x

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I think that the punters know that they are extremely spoilt with MK ladies and the prices they pay, even more so with HOD keeping the pricing structure the same in London, however they must realise that it is a business and girls want to maximise their earning potential, keeping your prices the same if and when everyone else rises them will do neither HOD or the punters any good as the girls will simply go where they can earn as much as possible.

The balance of keeping the old clients happy and the girls happy is not going to be easy, I can hear it now.

S x

Absolutely bang on. Any business that does not exploit an opportunity to make more money in such a climate does not deserve to survive and probably won't. You don't always have a choice, the market dictates the rules.

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Hi guys

Whilst I realise that those of us who dip our toes (and other bodily bits) into the scene do so because we can afford it I am amazed at how many Agency girlies are are now charging £180.00 instead of £150.00 which is an extraordinary percentage increase in these straightened times.

I thought it might be an interesting discussion point and would welcome your views.

R

I can afford it but like hell am I gonna spend 150.00 let alone 180.00,loads of women offering 1 hr full service for 80.00 and less out there.This is why I stay away from agencies,most independent girls see this work as their own business and want to give good service and build reputation unlike a lot of agency girls.

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