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Paying By Vouchers?

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Just had this thought while thinking of Amazon.
 

What do you all, especially the women here, think of the idea of paying for adult services via vouchers instead of cash. Vouchers for places like Amazon, etc. Kind of like paying with gifts instead hard cash?

 

Just floating the idea since it would certainly provide a much more discreet way of payment that can be kept hidden away from prying eyes, as well as help some punters punt more often

 

For me, it would certainly help me punt more since I do get given Amazon vouchers regularly.

 

And the the funny thing about vouchers is that you can use up small amount vouchers to buy larger amount ones, if that makes sense?

Anyway, maybe a controversial idea. Of course it depends on trust both ways, and certainly prior contact and discussion between the consenting adults, etc.

 

Just food for thought, etc. :)

 

 

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For escorting it wouldn't work for me, there's only so much you can buy off Amazon, also when I do cam shows on Skype I sometimes offer Amazon gift vouchers and that's fine as it's usually up to around £50.

But for a £120 hour booking or £200 two hour booking I wouldn't accept it.

Cash is the best way and I can't see how Amazon vouchers are more discreet than cash? They leave a trail, but then again you may have an anonymous email.

But cash is as discreet as it can get.

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For escorting it wouldn't work for me, there's only so much you can buy off Amazon, also when I do cam shows on Skype I sometimes offer Amazon gift vouchers and that's fine as it's usually up to around £50.

But for a £120 hour booking or £200 two hour booking I wouldn't accept it.

Cash is the best way and I can't see how Amazon vouchers are more discreet than cash? They leave a trail, but then again you may have an anonymous email.

But cash is as discreet as it can get.

 

Well I am working on the assumption that all of us punters, etc use anonymous email addresses, etc. :)

Anyway, like I said, it was just an idea.

Had it while thinking of things like Amazon Wish Lists, etc that I often see escorts mentioning on their websites, etc.

Basically the idea is, how do you feel about getting paid via gifts and presents? Favourite perfumes, dresses, sex toys, vouchers, etc

I certainly don't expect it to replace cash, but maybe as the occasional alternative to it, or in part payment, along with cash?

Anyway, just an idea that piqued by interest. :)

 

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Well I am working on the assumption that all of us punters, etc use anonymous email addresses, etc. :)

Anyway, like I said, it was just an idea.

Had it while thinking of things like Amazon Wish Lists, etc that I often see escorts mentioning on their websites, etc.

Basically the idea is, how do you feel about getting paid via gifts and presents? Favourite perfumes, dresses, sex toys, vouchers, etc

I certainly don't expect it to replace cash, but maybe as the occasional alternative to it, or in part payment, along with cash?

Anyway, just an idea that piqued by interest. :)

Not every client has anonymous emails! You'd be surprised how many have emailed me with their work emails it's shocking!

I have a wish list myself not because I beg for gifts but because I have Twitter and constantly had people asking if I had one as they would like to gift me. I'm neither here nor there with being paid for my time by gifts I just think it would get complicated as if I charge £120 an hour, the client would then have to find gifts that add up to that amount right? And what if the gifts aren't to my tastes, or they break within a day? Lol!

Also, for those of us who pay tax, it would become a bit problematic.

Like any other job I wouldn't accept to be paid by gifts and perfume in retail or an admin job so I wouldn't really expect to in escorting either.

I just think it would be much more complicated, I have received gifts from clients but that's been in addition to my rates. I don't think I would accept a client asking to pay me via gifts, I just can't see that becoming a popular way of paying, can you imagine, say I have a busy week and 5 clients decide to pay me via gifts! Would be a little overwhelming and not something I would enjoy. Don't get me wrong I am very grateful for the odd gift, but I like being paid by cash.

In my opinion cash is the easiest most discreet way of paying and there is no complication with it. X

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whats wrong with cash?

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The great thing about money is it can be spent on whatever you want - why try and second guess what a lady might want when with cash she is free to choose herself?

Unless you think that there is some impending sterling crisis and the paper money we are using is about to go the same way as the Zimbabwean Dollar / Weimar Reichsmark why bother? I mean, if you are worried about someone finding out what you are up to isn't £150 worth of Amazon vouchers each month even more suspicious than a cash withdrawal?

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Just as long as it's not Green Shield Stamps2

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My landlord wouldn't accept Amazon vouchers for my rent and I guess nor would the electric board orthe council for my council tax and so on so vouchers would be no good to me!

 

However, lets say I wanted something like a new laptop or TV then I might consider a regular client who I trusted paying me in Amazon vouchers, but I certainly wouldn't risk someone I had never met before doing this- I would worry it was some kind of scam and nor would I want to give my Amazon details (with full name email address) out to a stranger. 

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You don't need to give a name to receive Amazon vouchers, only an email address which can be any address and not one linked to an Amazon account. You go directly to your account and apply the code. The sender never needs to see any of your account details and the transaction is irreversible.

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There's something fundamentally flawed about vouchers, isn't there? You voluntarily surrender the flexibility of cash by paying a sum of money for something which is worth exactly the same as that sum of money but with far less freedom to choose what you buy. Then you have to take care that the voucher doesn't expire (not yet a problem with sterling) before you spend it and that the company which issues it doesn't go bust.

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Most of the items on Amazon are more expensive than those on ebay.

 

What next?  Girls going to bookings with fabric trolley bags to collect vouchers from clients?

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Most of the items on Amazon are more expensive than those on ebay.

What next? Girls going to bookings with fabric trolley bags to collect vouchers from clients?

LOL! That made me laugh haha.

I agree Amazon is slowly but surely getting even more expensive by the day. I buy quite a few things off there and have realised how expensive it's getting. Also the fact that when you got to "Buy Now" and something is £10 it then goes up to £18 just for Postage!

Much rather cold hard cash, can spend it, or save it then!

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I hardly bother with Amazon, ebay is the best: I only had surprises with sellers with little reviews or the odd Chinese seller but some even gave me the stuff for free as they said it costs them more to send me a return stamp.  And I walked with some shoes even through the jungle!!!!  

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Well like I said, it was just a thought that I had while I was thinking of Amazon.

Of course there's nothing wrong with cash and I don't see that being replaced. I was just thinking outside the box at different alternatives, etc, as a way of means to make it easier for punters to punt more. As I said, trust both ways would be a major factor. Any alternative transaction would have to be between those people who have developed a level of trust, so it would be returning clients, etc.

As already mentioned above, Amazon vouchers don't require any account details. You just get the code via email or sent to your home and you just pass it on to whoever you want, and they do last for years. The last one I used had an expiry date of August 2025, so that's a good ten years.

For the vast majority of people, cash will always be the way to do it. I guess any alternative method would be a mutually agreed thing between the relevant parties after a prior discussion, etc.

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You don't need to give a name to receive Amazon vouchers, only an email address which can be any address and not one linked to an Amazon account. You go directly to your account and apply the code. The sender never needs to see any of your account details and the transaction is irreversible.

Ahh well then maybe it would be more of a goer then. Not for all bookings as hard cash is needed for bill paying, but a one off or very occasional one might be doable. 

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To use an Americanism "if it ain't broke, don't fix it." Cash works for 99.99% of meetings so why change?

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To use an Americanism "if it ain't broke, don't fix it." Cash works for 99.99% of meetings so why change?

quite. I am still struggling to know why anyone would want to go through the admin of getting vouchers?  If someone cant pay cash then one has to think 'scam'.  Unless someone can give me a good reason for another approach.

 

(Pulling a lot of cash may arouse suspicion.  But surely a £150 amazon purchase would too?

Maybe people use their company credit card, and opt to pay the unexpensed card use by a  salary deduction.  but you can get cash on such a card from an ATM, for a small fee)

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quite. I am still struggling to know why anyone would want to go through the admin of getting vouchers? If someone cant pay cash then one has to think 'scam'. Unless someone can give me a good reason for another approach.

(Pulling a lot of cash may arouse suspicion. But surely a £150 amazon purchase would too?

Maybe people use their company credit card, and opt to pay the unexpensed card use by a salary deduction. but you can get cash on such a card from an ATM, for a small fee)

I agree. I just don't see the attraction to paying with an Amazon voucher, unless said client gets Amazon vouchers for free, so technically he wouldn't be paying any "real" money, for example I used to work I beauty and got lots of beauty vouchers for various places for free because of where I worked, so I didn't have to pay for a lot of things such as nails, facials, pedicures. I used to give them to family and friends as gifts. So it could be that OP may get these vouchers for free which means he wouldn't be spending any money. Edited by TightYoungEbony

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"Dine at the Y - luncheon vouchers accepted!"

 

NOT

 

Most people would dislike to be paid by vouchers, i'm pretty sure 99.9% of escorts would not either.

 

Vouchers are useful for vulnerable unemployed people who are at risk of misusing cash to buy drugs/alcohol or gambling. That or video games reselling!

 

Saying that, I guess soon enough, one will be able to buy anything via Amazon at the going rate! lol

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My friend bought John lewis vouchers. Turned out to be fake.

There is also a risk of fake amazon vouchers. Small risk but there is

I'm not knocking vouchers. I get loads from work. Better than cash which gets tax.

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Amazon vouchers are bought online from the Amazon website. The recipient then applies them immediately to their own Amazon account. How can they be fake? I suppose there could be fake Amazon websites but I am sure that Amazon would be right on it immediately.

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I forgot to add in that the whole process is electronic, vouchers go via email to recipient who can apply them to their account immediately so very little scope to be duped.

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quite. I am still struggling to know why anyone would want to go through the admin of getting vouchers?  If someone cant pay cash then one has to think 'scam'.  Unless someone can give me a good reason for another approach.

 

(Pulling a lot of cash may arouse suspicion.  But surely a £150 amazon purchase would too?

Maybe people use their company credit card, and opt to pay the unexpensed card use by a  salary deduction.  but you can get cash on such a card from an ATM, for a small fee)

 

And don't forget of the small print.  They might be valid for a certain term, applicable to certain items, anything is possible.  I was getting air miles for many years from a certain website and as it closed down I had to convert my air miles into vouchers: if I wanted to get money it would have been half of what I got in vouchers.  In the end I purchased something but I still had to put some extra money from my pocket.  

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I would imagine that vouchers might be okay as a deposit for a long booking, just to ensure the client is honest. I would never use it to replace actual cash payment though.

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And don't forget of the small print.  They might be valid for a certain term, applicable to certain items, anything is possible.  I was getting air miles for many years from a certain website and as it closed down I had to convert my air miles into vouchers: if I wanted to get money it would have been half of what I got in vouchers.  In the end I purchased something but I still had to put some extra money from my pocket.

I currently have some amazon vouchers bought via their website they expire in 2025.

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