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The Economy And Punting

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Question for the WGs - have you noticed a drop in custom? I ask because it has struck me as strange that, in my experience, despite the gloomy headlines, shopping centres, bars, restaurants, etc, all seem as busy as ever, in fact busier. If people are feeling the pinch then you would expect 'luxury' spending like punting to be cut back first.

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I think that most of the WGS are noticing a drop in punters as you said in hard times luxuries like punting are the first thing to be cut back, you only have to look at the availability on the other site of the most popular WGS and you will see whole days of no booking every hour available, I know regulars book by text but it s got to be affecting those guys as well also lots of offers on am sure that tells you something, I am in catering and that is really suffering eating out is the first thing to get the chop, as is drinking, Hope this stupid goverment soon controls inflation or we will soon have widespread strikes and demonstrations as in the poll tax days

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I think some girls are loathe to admit to being quiet for fear of seeming unpopular and thus not attracting more bookings (it's a funny old business this!) but yes, I have found it quiet, and an increase in the number of clients that go for shorter bookings.

Some sectors of the punting clientele are probably still likely to have as much disposable income, but some are more cautious I think.

January is often generally quieter though because of paying off Xmas and having to stump up for the tax man!

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As a Porsche salesman once informed me, if people want something they find the money. I think these are not the luxuries that people will be cutting back on!

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I think some girls are loathe to admit to being quiet for fear of seeming unpopular and thus not attracting more bookings (it's a funny old business this!)

Happens in all businesses; estate agents are particularly loath to admit that business is slow.

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When property increased in value by 10% annually as it did for the last 20 years, many people had the feeling that they were getting richer even while they slept, and when you were "making" 10 grand a year for doing nothing, you could afford to punt. For the last four years, property has remained static, and I reckon blokes are a bit more thoughtful before booking. Plus of course plenty of girls moving into the industry. Sooner or later the sex industry is going to be more market responsive,,,

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Sooner or later the sex industry is going to be more market responsive,,,

I doubt that means what you're hoping for. All that will happen is that the foreign girls will go where the punters have more money. Home grown girls will leave the industry altogether (would you give a smelly old git OWO for less than £50?) Supply and demand will once again be in balance, but prices will still be where they are today.

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was seeing a hot babe 5 years ago at £80 a pop

see the same hot babe with free extras at £60 a pop

and she is still as sexy as ever !

i do feel that some ( not all ) wgs do did to get real as a lot of guys have seen a 25+ % drop in take home pay

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I doubt that means what you're hoping for. All that will happen is that the foreign girls will go where the punters have more money. Home grown girls will leave the industry altogether (would you give a smelly old git OWO for less than £50?) Supply and demand will once again be in balance, but prices will still be where they are today.

I think that this is fairly true. There was another thread concerning the claim that in prostitution, when prices go down so does the quality of the WG's. Looking on the other site my perception (for what its worth) is that the quality of the girls joining is falling.

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Interesting that this post was for WGs, but most replies are from punters ...

So I may as well say my bit.....;)

IMHO&E, only the best businesses in any sector survive in times of recession - and I guess it will be no different for WGs/Escort Agencies.

If times continue to get tougher, then there will be less punters with the funds available to continue their expensive hobby. The days of those wasters running up debts on cards and hoping someone else will pay are hopefully behind us, so money will be harder to get for some, which will hopefully benefit everyone in the UK eventually. However, there will always be savvy punters who can still afford to carry on regardless of economic factors, so it’s not all bad news for the better WGs and Agencies out there. The only problem I foresee is that there may be less new WGs entering the pro-fession in such competitive times, which could result in less choice for us punters. I do believe price will eventually become be an issue, and some rates may well be forced downwards, particularly larger parlours who rely on a HPTO [high punter turn over] to make profits in order to stay viable. For Indies perhaps it will be somewhat easier for the more established ones to continue to make a very decent living because they rely on a relatively small number of High Earning and Generous [if they are lucky] regular clients. So maybe Indies are best cut out top survive our current economic climate without too much adaption, whereas the larger parlours may just find it tougher to survive over the next few years without possible rate/time reviews! But that remains to be seen, as no one can really predict where this ‘New Labour trashed' country :angry: is going - its such a tough if not impossible task to fix it! :huh:

Oh, and one other thing > I am not having a go at anyone or group about reducing prices here, I am simply pointing out that in ‘competitive’ times like these, businesses often do need to adapt in order to survive, and I personally see that Escorting [which is a Service Industry], will also need to adapt in line with the economic climate – just like any other does!

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Edited by puntaprima

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Even if prices drop by as much as 25%, it will still offer a better living for local and foreign girls than the jobs they were doing before or the alternatives when they leave. Its the reason so many girls find it hard to leave the industry.

On a slightly more controversial point, many posters refer to punters as being smelly, overweight, and generally repulsive. Actually many punters are no more or less attractive than the men that wgs shag in their leisure time.

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Pooter, you have a good point, but why as much as 25%?. Have you ever worked in a service industry?

Behind the checkouts in a supermarket when you were younger perhaps? Most customers ignore you. Some are friendly and brighten up your day. But occasionally you get a real prick at your checkout. These guys and gals REALLY ruin your whole day. Just one miserable tosspot can ruin the effect of 3 or 4 nice customers you had on the same day. I can't explain why, it's just the way it is.

I've always assumed it must be the same for WGs, which is why you read about girls letting off steam on boards like PN from time to time. Most guys may be fine, nice even, but I'd guess the repulsive guys are going to stick in girl's minds a lot longer. Besides, who bothers to pay a girl that's only as charming and attractive as they are? A girl they could pull in real life? How pointless would that be? That's why escorting has to be not just better paid than alternative jobs, it has to be MUCH better paid. It's not all about getting jiggy in the bedroom with Brad Pitt all day.

(of course, I'm a man and a punter, so I may be talking rubbish, but that's what I've always assumed)

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was seeing a hot babe 5 years ago at £80 a pop

see the same hot babe with free extras at £60 a pop

and she is still as sexy as ever !

i do feel that some ( not all ) wgs do did to get real as a lot of guys have seen a 25+ % drop in take home pay

Seems very good berksboy. Have you done a report on this lady or don't you want to share her (don't blame you!). Could you let us have further details of this lady please?

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