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Fascinating article in today's Times. http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/books/book_extracts/article6879237.ece

I doubt it'll bring cheer to those convinced that WG's prices are set to collapse as it seems to say 'The more you charge, the easier the clients you get'! I did especially like the way that the call girl, Allie, on retiring to become a sort of estate agent was horrified to find that she'd have pay helf her commissions to the house...... more, she thought, than she'd have had to give to a pimp.

The assertion that a present day street girl is four-fold worse off, in relative terms, than she'd have been working in a old-time 'Dollar House' brothel should be food for thought too, though I doubt it'll interfere too much with Hattie H's prejudices.

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Fascinating article in today's Times. http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/books/book_extracts/article6879237.ece

I doubt it'll bring cheer to those convinced that WG's prices are set to collapse as it seems to say 'The more you charge, the easier the clients you get'! I did especially like the way that the call girl, Allie, on retiring to become a sort of estate agent was horrified to find that she'd have pay helf her commissions to the house...... more, she thought, than she'd have had to give to a pimp.

The assertion that a present day street girl is four-fold worse off, in relative terms, than she'd have been working in a old-time 'Dollar House' brothel should be food for thought too, though I doubt it'll interfere too much with Hattie H's prejudices.

You know I once replied to a similar post and had worked out how our modern day fees compared to 2000 years ago in Rome as we knew what prostitutes charged then

Using the price of wine as a constant and taking inflation into account, the price or say £150 per hour was actually very slightly lower in real terms than it was in ancient Rome.

Escorts are still good value for money :confused:

Prices will drop proportionatly as more women find prostitution easier online, and with that, standards and quality will als drop proportionatly. It happens throughout commerce, Cheaper goods replacing quality, and quality becoming a luxury. Everyone loves a little luxury !

There will of course always be a thriving market for something a little "special" and Quality will always attract quality.

Things will shift and settle into a new heirachy with new layers and levels of service. Calm and order will be restored and we'll all live happily ever after.

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I wouldn't wish to get any deeper into this subject than to say the local papers for my part of the world have more ads for escort/massage than I can recall in my >10 punting years. At a guess, there are 50% more than a year ago.

What the overall quality is like I won't be finding out in the very near future; I have a satisfactory arrangement at present that reflects something in the region of a 10% increase in price from 10 years ago for similar services and quality, and one or two relatively recent enquiries I have made have suggested I'd be getting less value for money among the newer advertisers.

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Escorts are still good value for money :o

I'm doing my best to lay down a good stock of the '74s to '84s, all vintage years, these days. I find the younger ones lack the body and the robust flavour to really stimulate my palate, while the earlier vintages sometimes go off a bit. Even the latter can be quite drinkable but it's best to pop the cork and give it the sniff test first and then a good swirl to check the legs. If it passes, it should go down nicely.:confused:

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I'm doing my best to lay down a good stock of the '74s to '84s, all vintage years, these days. I find the younger ones lack the body and the robust flavour to really stimulate my palate, while the earlier vintages sometimes go off a bit. Even the latter can be quite drinkable but it's best to pop the cork and give it the sniff test first and then a good swirl to check the legs. If it passes, it should go down nicely.:confused:

You should try a fine Bollinger La Grande Ann

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You should try a fine Bollinger La Grande Ann

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I just orgasmed all over my keyboard!:confused::D

Dandewlion and Burdock can do that to you.

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Dandewlion and Burdock can do that to you.

Or Creme soda ( not green R.Whites )

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I wouldn't wish to get any deeper into this subject than to say the local papers for my part of the world have more ads for escort/massage than I can recall in my >10 punting years. At a guess, there are 50% more than a year ago.

I've never used a newspaper to attract clients but thinking about it popping an advert into the Racing post might be a good business move.

The Internet must be quite a restrictive media for some clients.

I'd guess there are more offline clients than online! As the Internet escort presence expands so would the client base I'd expect?

Either way theres no need for phishing quotas because of low client stocks Heh.

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I've never used a newspaper to attract clients but thinking about it popping an advert into the Racing post might be a good business move.

The Internet must be quite a restrictive media for some clients.

I'd guess there are more offline clients than online! As the Internet escort presence expands so would the client base I'd expect?

Either way theres no need for phishing quotas because of low client stocks Heh.

Ah, but would such potential clients pass "the Xenia Test" Helen :) ? After all, you don't want any old riff-raff with a Sporting Life under one arm and a betting slip in the other turning up on your doorstep, do you :confused: ?

Mind you, it puts a whole new slant on the term "spread betting", doesn't it :o ?

P.S. Before anyone thinks I am having a go at gamblers, anyone who can successfully decipher all those odds at the bookies and have enough money left over at the end to afford a punt is a better man than me :).

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There was an article in the economist a while back that explained the influx of foreign girls in Britain, basically this is not a job that you do where you might find your brother, son , or father appearing in the parlour as clients. The influx of newcomers has actually brought the standard of looks up. A parlour owner faced with a choice of candidates, can and usually does choose the better looking ones. Lookwise the girls is edinburgh are significantly higher than they were years ago. Most of the punters are possibly a bit better looking too, than they were in the past. Average punter according to gov surveys is an employed graduate.

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I wasn't aware that a degree improved your looks!

:D

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......thinking about it popping an advert into the Racing post might be a good business move.

Ah well, fast women and slow horses ever were the ruin of the gentry, as they say:D

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Just had a quick glance at the article, one thing that is clearly wrong, is that in britain there has been a measurable year on year increase on men paying for sex, the amount of free sex is not having any impact on men using prostitutes, in the past you just had a sex free existence. Anyway modern men are marrying much later, by at least a decade, and are statistically more likely to be divorced, also they are now more likely to be having sex later on in life, due to better levels of health and viagra. I never pay any attention to those articles that describe girls getting into the biz, by accident and making an absolute fortune.

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Just had a quick glance at the article, one thing that is clearly wrong, is that in britain there has been a measurable year on year increase on men paying for sex, the amount of free sex is not having any impact on men using prostitutes

Maybe there just isn't enough free sex on offer; if Harriet Harman and the anti brigade really wanted to tackle demand, maybe they should be campaigning for sisters to put out more often, especially to those least likely to pull LOL

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I've never used a newspaper to attract clients but thinking about it popping an advert into the Racing post might be a good business move.

The Internet must be quite a restrictive media for some clients.

I'd guess there are more offline clients than online! As the Internet escort presence expands so would the client base I'd expect?

Either way theres no need for phishing quotas because of low client stocks Heh.

In truth, Helen, there are a devil of a lot of men of, say, >40 who freely admit to not knowing how to switch a pc on, and mention of the internet gets nothing but blank looks.

It's only a generalisation, but in recent decades, occupations where use of computers is essential (mainly office type jobs), have imo, become almost the preserve of females, and a much anticipated computer literate workforce, which so put my generation into fear of being left behind, hasn't materialised, and certainly not among the bulk of the male population.

I've been quite surprised when working with younger people how ordinary their alpha/numeric (word processing/spreadsheet) keyboard skills are and for many of them get the feeling games machine experience has been far more their background than pc experience.

The Racing Post, eh? Many a good filly has been been described in that publication .... in future when I see the lads hunched over their copies as I pass the bookies, or drop into the pubs, I'll accord them greater respect than I have done hitherto. They've maybe being seriously considering investing their 'hard earned' in a far better way then I'd imagined.:D

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In truth, Helen, there are a devil of a lot of men of, say, >40 who freely admit to not knowing how to switch a pc on, and mention of the internet gets nothing but blank looks.

You make a very good point, it is too often assumed that everyone is online which is far from true.

Some of my local brothels get their business solely from newspaper advertising and don't even have a web-site. :D

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You would also be surprised at the number of 50-70 somethings I see who are very IT literate. They've decided to take it up themselves at home, either for their own interest (they do have time on their hands), through their work or simply to keep in touch with children who have moved away. The silver-surfer community is a lot larger than a lot of folk realise.

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You would also be surprised at the number of 50-70 somethings I see who are very IT literate. They've decided to take it up themselves at home, either for their own interest (they do have time on their hands), through their work or simply to keep in touch with children who have moved away. The silver-surfer community is a lot larger than a lot of folk realise.

Im an engineer in my fifties and computer literate,if I wasnt I would be out of a job. So computers arent just for young female office workers. I havent had Dandelion and Burdock or Cream Soda(American) since I was a lad living in Sunderland(wonderful goal Mr Bent). Do they still do Sasperela?

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What you say is quite true, but not universally true. As one of the first Generation X (children of the Baby Boomers) I find that most of the men older than me are not Computer Literate but a lot of women (who work) are. The people younger of both sexes are, but with the younger women using PCs for social networks,chat and email and the younger men for games and porn. I do think this is changing for men, because they are starting using PCs for video (you tube as well as porn, hobbies (football, sports, cars) etc.

However I would qualify this generality with a factoid, the older generation of men that are familiar with PC are likely to work in management and therefore are have higher disposable cash.

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Fascinating article in today's Times. http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/books/book_extracts/article6879237.ece

I doubt it'll bring cheer to those convinced that WG's prices are set to collapse as it seems to say 'The more you charge, the easier the clients you get'! I did especially like the way that the call girl, Allie, on retiring to become a sort of estate agent was horrified to find that she'd have pay helf her commissions to the house...... more, she thought, than she'd have had to give to a pimp.

The assertion that a present day street girl is four-fold worse off, in relative terms, than she'd have been working in a old-time 'Dollar House' brothel should be food for thought too, though I doubt it'll interfere too much with Hattie H's prejudices.

Loved the bit about the monkey prostitution. If that doesn't convince Harpy of the long term impossibility of what she's trying to do then nothing will.

At least Canute realised the waves would roll back when they were ready rather than at his command.

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Ah, but would such potential clients pass "the Xenia Test" Helen ?

Ohoo I didn't know Xenia had developed a test. Please expand.

After all, you don't want any old riff-raff with a Sporting Life under one arm and a betting slip in the other turning up on your doorstep, do you ?

The Riff raff can go to Manchester or somewhere. Plenty going on there. I love horse racing - especially "over the sticks. Anyone turning up at my door with a sporting life or Racing Post won't have it when they leave !

I hate to name drop ! :D but I saw a very famous millionaire waving a racing post about at the races recently He was wearing a tweed flat cap too so there !

Mind you, it puts a whole new slant on the term "spread betting", doesn't it ?

Between you and me :D its a dead cert !

P.S. Before anyone thinks I am having a go at gamblers, anyone who can successfully decipher all those odds at the bookies and have enough money left over at the end to afford a punt is a better man than me .

or W;)man !

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A week ago, I have paid 200 for three hours with a young good looking girl using other site. this is the good value for money. I used to pay 150 per hour

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A week ago, I have paid 200 for three hours with a young good looking girl using other site. this is the good value for money. I used to pay 150 per hour

Yes there are certainly good deals to be had if you look around. I've posted this before, but I recently had a 12 hour overnighter with a lovely Welsh girl for just £375.

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