widdlewilly

Two Pounds Fifty A Minute.

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Or 150 quid an hour which seems to be the benchmark these days. Given the number of wg's out there these days I'd've thought market forces would have kept prices down, but it seems to be rising faster than bankers bonuses. Whats the point before YOU say enough is enough? Ladies please chip in too with arguments to justify those rates.

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Bit like a footballer but paid considerably less. A girl's career in her chosen profession has an upper age limit - yes there are some that manage to spin it out, and good luck to them, but not many make it past mid 30's. No offence intended whatsoever to girls in this category, really, it just seems to me that girls hang up their knicks around this age.

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Costs: rent (ever-increasing), advertising &lingerie.

A 1-hour booking probably takes up 90 mins in preparation & showering etc, so it's only £100 an hour.

Total weekly income, after taxes & expenses isn't necessarily that, but it has to be high enough to keep us in this industry.

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Or 150 quid an hour which seems to be the benchmark these days. Given the number of wg's out there these days I'd've thought market forces would have kept prices down, but it seems to be rising faster than bankers bonuses. Whats the point before YOU say enough is enough? Ladies please chip in too with arguments to justify those rates.

I completely disagree widdlewilly, I think working girl year-on-year rates are either flat, or falling.

I started punting in London 4 years ago, and the girls I booked were £150 an hour. Now most agencies are either charging the same, £140, or even £130 an hour.

Local parlour rates have dropped from £60 to £50 per 30 minutes.

Lara is quite correct. Virtually all living/ utility/ rental costs are rising, which means that the agencies I use are having their profit margins squeezed. As far as I am aware, agency girls get exactly what they were getting 4 years ago, but their rents and other costs will have risen.

So. What's the gripe?

:)

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Or 150 quid an hour which seems to be the benchmark these days.

It depends where you live really.

In Leeds the average rate is £100 for an indie of any age, it is £150 for an agency lady, parlours do not exist in Leeds now so no price to compare there.

London prices, or prices in other areas I have no idea of.

Ladies please chip in too with arguments to justify those rates.

I do not argue this point ever!

I have nothing to justify anyway.

My price is £160 for selling sexual favours.

No one forces a guy to pay any money to a woman, he by his own free will does that.

Punting is a luxury to many who do it, but is not a necessity or entitlement to them.

I could bore you all with the costs of this and that, but what is the point, all of us know them already.

Stick to what you want to pay, there is so much choice out there for you guys at loads of different pricing structures.

The paid sex scene is a gentlemans oyster.

Lucy :)

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If you can't afford something at market price, then go for a cheaper version or don't buy it. Anything for sale is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it.

I'll confess I'm a little aggravated by the 'justify those rates' nonsense. You don't want to pay what I'm charging? Fine and dandy. Go see someone else! ;)

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I completely disagree widdlewilly, I think working girl year-on-year rates are either flat, or falling.

I started punting in London 4 years ago, and the girls I booked were £150 an hour. Now most agencies are either charging the same, £140, or even £130 an hour.

Local parlour rates have dropped from £60 to £50 per 30 minutes.

Lara is quite correct. Virtually all living/ utility/ rental costs are rising, which means that the agencies I use are having their profit margins squeezed. As far as I am aware, agency girls get exactly what they were getting 4 years ago, but their rents and other costs will have risen.

So. What's the gripe?

:)

Indeed, my punting mainly with Indies 121 has gone down in price either allowing for inflation or in actuality in the last few years and even over 10 years i have seen few price rises in my punting areas with Indies. There arent many things in life i can say that about.

Unlike with you though my local parlours have either kept prices the same or put them up now making them uncompetitive in comparison to Indies in the same area offering similar services. Its often posted on here that parlours are a cheap option, thats most certainly not my experiences, the most i have paid in recent years was to a parlour WG who was well worth it.

Of course HOD SK at £120 an hour which i assume they make a profit on show the greed of Agencies in London whose prices for an hour often start at £150. They continue to charge such rates and much higher i assume because they get enough punters prepared to pay those rates so why not if the case. :)

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A girl's career in her chosen profession has an upper age limit - yes there are some that manage to spin it out, and good luck to them, but not many make it past mid 30's. No offence intended whatsoever to girls in this category, really, it just seems to me that girls hang up their knicks around this age.

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I started 2 years ago now at age 47, in fact it was my second anniversary the other week.

I get booked every day that I wish to take a booking, so the age thing bears nothing on it at all really.

Your comment is too general really Ray.

Lucy :)

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Or 150 quid an hour which seems to be the benchmark these days. Given the number of wg's out there these days I'd've thought market forces would have kept prices down, but it seems to be rising faster than bankers bonuses. Whats the point before YOU say enough is enough? Ladies please chip in too with arguments to justify those rates.
It has kept many prices down, some WGs can be located charging far less than £150 an hour. Where is your evidence that prices are rising faster than bankers bonuses, its definitely not something i have noticed and i know many punters who havent either. A punter cuts his cloth according to what he can afford or wishes to pay, the beauty is there are many options in punting at various prices, from a Soho Walk-Up, a party to a £1000 or more an hour WG. As a punter you choose what suits you. A WG doesnt need to justify her rates, she charges what she believes she is worth and can get, its 100% up to her to charge what she wishes. From my point of view the EE WG invasion has cut my punting costs substantially and is a great example of the free market, long may it continue.

I have paid £180 an hour in recent years on a number of ocassions, all great VFM but my nominal maximum is £150 an hour, i am flexible because punting with a good or better WG is more important to me than saving a few quid. However, i am very unlikely to go over £200 an hour after previously paying £300 and £350 an hour and these punts were no better than when i paid £100 an hour to another WG. As ever it always comes down to the WGs attitude as to how good she is, not what she happens to charge, so as i know i can locate good WGs at lower rates as well as go to parties i dont need to pay high rates, but i fortunately dont punt in a punting desert so have that fantastic thing, a lot of choice.

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been paying £120/hr ish since when i started in 2008

occasinally pay a little more for something specific

here in the w mids i reckon rates are pretty static

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I paid 200 for 2 hours with a chelsea escort and that was dear in those day (1996)

So now I can get the same quality of tottie for 120 to 150 - I think in real terms that is cheaper.

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Ladies please chip in too with arguments to justify those rates.

They don't have to justify them.

Just like you don't have to justify whether or not you want to pay those rates.

Suivant ...

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Demand and supply. Girls charge what punters are willing to pay. If there is sufficent punter demand for a girl's services at a certain price then she can maintain that price. If there is more demand than she can satisfy then she could consider raising the price (but maybe lose a few clients).

Or is it that simple?

You might think that given the difficult economic times punters would have less money to spend and therefore there would be less demand for girls' services generally (less punts) - leading to lower prices as the market gets more competitive. But do cash strapped punters seek cheaper girls, maybe they punt with the same girls but less often? Also, what about the supply side? Are there more girls offering services now? If so, you would have thought that it would force prices down?

S*d it, this is supposed to be a sex thread - all this economic waffle is doing my head in! I am going to lie down and think naughty thoughts instead....

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It's really down to getting what you pay for!! If you don't like the £150 girl, don't pay it - no problem. It doesn't end with the price!!!!!!!

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many suppliers, many clients, easy entry and exit, reasonably transparant.

Free Market at work.

you can argue all you want, but the price is the price.

(look for other mechanisms then price to get VFM: duration, services, re-curring busines... )

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and speaking of value for money: Go North, young man, Go North.

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yes there are some that manage to spin it out, and good luck to them, but not many make it past mid 30's.

Plenty make it well beyond that mate!

As for charging between £100 and £150 per hour - a lady needs a premises to work from (monthly rent) and accessories (condoms, uniforms and other tools of the trade)

All this has to be paid for before she turns a profit

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I think the Office for National Statistics should get onto this pronto - their 'basket of goods and services' for determining inflation contains over 180,000 items and charges they say. Surely paid sex makes up a bigger share of economic activity than say sales of 'soft continental cheese' or 'outdoor adventure boots'.

Massages are not in the index but leisure centre exercise classes and livery charges are for example.

Then we'd have a definitive answer and less pointless speculation about whether providers or punters have been getting a better deal in the last few years.

There would be a downside to adding the cost of sex into the retail price index which is that people on index-linked pensions who maybe spend a little more than most on fuel and visiting relatives would be upset to know that Raunchy Roxy of Rochester's fees are having an ( albeit slight ) effect on their pension.

George Osborne, get it sorted mate.

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Must agree with the Reverend - punting today is cheaper in relative terms than it has ever been, whereas provider costs have greatly increased.

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Have to agree with Smiths and others on this one - to my mind prices have fallen over the last ten years - especially in real terms!!

Perhaps if you have gone for pricier ladies you feel the price has increased but that is not inflation that is a factor of your personal prefs!!

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I f*ck for money. Why should I justify my charges? As already said, go cheaper.

I am very good VFM as my regulars and feedback will tell you.

I think £150 is standard for a lot of independent girls in London, some men pay upwards of £1000 for a girl, now that is a lot, but if people will pay it....

I don't judge girls who do it for cheaper, but in a way, I would probably feel worse if I was doing a lot of men for £50 a time. Not saying there is anything wrong with that, but I can't justify it to MYSELF.

How much do you get an hour? Justify that?

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If you look at hourly rates in most industries then you would be hard pressed to find many at the £150 an hour mark ...... Saying that I have seen prices either remain static or come down over the last few years. The quality has remained the same but it is all about doing the right research. There are some real gems out there from circa £80 an hour but I guess each prostitute decides what level she wants to set her prices at and sticks with them. Then the punter can decide ;)

As for age I think there is a market for all age groups :D Its all about choices ......

Student S what people earn an hour is none of your business, but as in the nature of your work you HAVE to advertise your hourly rate...... As to what your costs are then that is nothing to do with us

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A man and a woman meet in a bar.

He says, 'Would you fuck me for £2000?'

She thinks about it. It would pay the mortgage, pay off the credit card, make things a lot more comfortable. 'Okay then', she says.

'Will you fuck me for a tenner then?' he asks.

'Of course not', she says 'what kind of girl do you think I am?!!!'

'We've already established that' he says, 'now we are just haggling about the price'.

The thing is, as Student S says, there is a level at which we price ourselves that makes us feel comfortable, that makes us feel it is worth it to us. We do have lots of overheads, bloody hell, you try looking at the price of rubber frocks and decent fully fashioned stockings these days! Never mind anything else.

We aren't selling you a tin of beans, we are selling you an experience. I put my heart and soul into providing the best experience I can for clients. I charge a price which is close to the going rate for my area, but also at the level that makes me feel appreciated and valued. A half decent night out these days will easily inch towards the £100 mark. Minimum. So, you can take me out for dinner and a few drinks, hoping that I might be up for some action, or you can come straight to my lair and know you are gonna get some.

We live in a society which attaches all kinds of 'value' to money. I worked as a nurse in a very specialised area for many years. Was paid pathetic money for it, given the level of skill and emotional stress involved. Was quite depressing getting that paycheck at the end of the month and thinking about what I had gone through to earn that pittance.

There came a time when my specific speciality became a huge shortage area, and suddenly I was being offered 3 times what I was used to being paid. And my god it felt good. I suddenly felt valued, appreciated, special. Now, I always did my job to the best of my ability, but when I was being paid very well for it, it made me happier. I felt that I was being paid what I was worth.

And I imagine that's how most WG's set their rates. 'What is what I do worth?' It's very specialised, it's not that freely available outside of paid transactions, it's socially unacceptable, it's usually secret, and it involves having quite an unusual mindset regarding sex. When the vast majority of girls are happy to do this, rather than the tiny minority of us who are comfortable with it, prices will drop. But that is not gonna happen in our lifetime Widdlewillie.

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Yes, it is none of my business, as to how much I charge IS yours yes. But not to justify it with how much I am worth etc etc.

You are joking...I have a friend who charges upwards of £200 as a lawyer per hour.

In any case, I am not trying to be tit for tat (ha ha good choice of words)....But it comes back to again and again how much we think WE are worth and let;s get to the nitty gritty...how much we will have sex for.

I have said this before, but I worked in an office for considerably less, but I don't think I was VFM in that job at times...coffee breaks, looking at holidays etc etc.

It's a complex thing, how much we deem ourselves to be worth, but having sex for money is not the same as a lot of jobs.

Nurses, teachers, etc do not earn the same amount as bankers, are they worth less? No. In this job we set what we think having sex with people is worth, and that's that. As said, there are some fantastic girls for £80, but I just don't want to do it for that.

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Lovely slut - Sorry I missed your post before replying. As always, someone has articulated what I think more eloquently!

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