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Just finished organizing my financial data in an effort to get my taxes paid, something I have put off until now by filing for extensions. It was a sobering experience to realize how much of a hit I have taken in the past year I know that I am not alone in this predicatment. The economy (and most especially the market) sucks. Am I the only one that thinks that $200-300 should buy more than an hour (tick/tock) with an escort? And then there are the $1000 overnighters. I am just wondering what business is like for the working boy in these trying times. Do you folks think that a little depression pricing might be in the cards. I sure hope so. At any rate I guess street trade will improve in the coming months.

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you're kidding, right?

if anything, it will cause me to raise my prices. i've got to live, too.

AMEX isn't saying "don't bother paying us; we know the economy sucks."

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Some things are recession-proof. Since the terrorist attacks, my

business has been great. An escort's services aren't necessary like food or shelter...if you can't afford it, you don't need them. I might just raise my rates in the next few months, then again, I'm not charging $200-$300 an hour.

 

Jeff4hire@aol.com

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>Nope. I'm dead serious.

>Johns have to pay their

>AmEx bills too.

 

 

and why should we be the ones who subsidize that?

by the way, if you refer to yourself as a "john" you're more likley to be happy with street hustlers. i prefer the term "client".

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>and why should we be the

>ones who subsidize that?

>by the way, if you refer

>to yourself as a "john"

>you're more likley to be

>happy with street hustlers. i

>prefer the term "client".

 

 

So Ethan, you really didn't get any sleep last night, did you?

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Won't it just be typical "supply/demand" equation? I'm sure there will be plenty of clients that will still be able to afford their pleasures. Right now, only "some" clients will be hurt economically enough to stop hiring. If enough clients won't pay the escort's fee (that won't happen) then of course escorts will need to lower their rates to increase demand. I've seen it happen on a small scale, i.e. one or two escorts - but the well balanced and established escorts usually have plenty of clients lined up.

 

It's similar to arguments I often see online about escorts who charge $500 - and many outraged clients post saying "I would never pay that - it's ridiculous". The situation is, it's not ridiculous to ALL clients, and if the escort is receiving that fee from enough clients, why on earth would he lower his rates?

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>Won't it just be typical "supply/demand"

>equation? I'm sure there will

>be plenty of clients that

>will still be able to

>afford their pleasures. Right now,

>only "some" clients will be

>hurt economically enough to stop

>hiring.

 

Absolutely....always supply and demand. Certainly with somewhere around a 17% drop in the stock market last quarter, layoffs, sales and profits down, some clients just won't have the disposable income for a while. But on the other side of the coin some may be spending less on other things, i.e., cancelled vacations etc. and have extra cash.

 

Many of the guys I know have seen an increase in demand after the attack on 9/11. This may very well represent the emotional needs of some for companionship or a "live life to the fullest" philosophy often adopted in uncertain times.

 

In any event, even if demand drops I seriously doubt we will see "published" rates go down unless competition is very high. That in some case may not mean "actual" rates are the same. This market fluctuates all the time without significant long term impact.

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If you really want to see prices drop just cut back. If everyone who views this site just cut back and spent their money on other things prices would most certainly drop. Not only would prices drop but you wouldn't have to hear escorts complaining about their client's weight and looks. The stories about escorts wishing that clients wouldn't touch their hair would be history. We wouldn't have to hear about escorts wanting a client black list on this site. Talvin DeMachio wouldn't have to keep his electronic files on clients. The world would be so much more simpler and affordable.

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<<So Ethan, you really didn't get any sleep last night, did you?>>

 

none! :-(

but--yay me!--i am pretty sure i aced the exam i took today.

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>Oh no!!!!! Price increases??????

>

>This sounds like a threat to

>homeland security and our way

>of life!

>

>(Seriously placing tongue in cheek)

>

>BuckyXTC

 

 

LOL, take your tongue out of my ass, mr.!

 

oh good G_D NO!!!!!!!!!! now i sound like rick munroe!!!!

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> If everyone who views

>this site just cut back

>and spent their money on

>other things prices would most

>certainly drop.

 

i guarantee my base rate for DC will NEVER, EVER drop. period. end of discussion. finito.

 

i don't care if everyone i've ever seen before decides to never make another appointment, i won't cut rates.

 

just not gonna happen.

 

>Not only

>would prices drop but you

>wouldn't have to hear escorts

>complaining about their client's weight

>and looks.

 

only idiots & low-class escorts do that now.

 

 

>The stories

>about escorts wishing that clients

>wouldn't touch their hair would

>be history.

 

i don't care if someone touches my hair. if he rubs my face, i get hugely annoyed though.

 

 

>We wouldn't

>have to hear about escorts

>wanting a client black list

>on this site.

 

you don't HAVE to hear about it. stop visiting this site & youre burdens are lifted.

 

> The world would be

>so much more simpler and

>affordable.

 

if it isn't affordable, don't do it. no one is holding a gun to your head while shouting "hire me or die!" if you want affordable, seek out street trash. or, if you have a problem paying, perhaps you might want to consider not trying to have sex with escorts.

 

the world would be much more logical if you'd make the attempt to extract your head from your colon.

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WEll I read the rest of this thread, and it appears none of the other escorts have seen any decrease, I have unfortunatly.(big resounding AWWWW: )

I don't have many local clients, the majority are Americans who are either here on business, or vacation.

Since Sept 11th, almost every appointment I had booked, has cancelled. They are just not travelling as much. I am aware that this will change, people have to fly again. Life does go on, but my business has definatly been impacted.

With regards to the economic situation, when recession happens, it affects EVERYONE, from big business right down to your local video store. People just don't spend money when they are afraid of losing their jobs, or are unsure of where their next dollar is coming from. Escorts are a luxury, and luxuries are the first thing people tend to cut back on. So Yes business will be affected, will prices drop... probably not. Possibly in bigger cities where the prices have escallated to ridiculous proportions, but in general, I don't believe there will be much change.

my thoughts

matt(18 hours till I leave for london: )

http://go.to/mattsplace

matt_escort@yahoo.com

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would you quit yammering on & just pack???

 

(matt may know i'm kidding. the rest of you: hang on, lemme pull out the left nut for you to lick...)

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>would you quit yammering on &

>just pack???

>

>(matt may know i'm kidding. the

>rest of you: hang on,

>lemme pull out the left

>nut for you to lick...)

>

 

Ethan, you know I'd like that left nut. Glad you're offering it. It's that big salami I'm afraid of.

 

Matt: have a wonderful time in London. Don't guess you'll be stopping for a NY visit on the way back will you? A good friend on mine here at the message center tells me you're even better than your great posts here, and your pictures. :-)

 

BuckyXTC

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The last time that I was in the business (haven't started it yet this time), I kept careful statistics tracking the market by doing shadow shopper - calling and asking what their fees were. I figured that asking each guy once every six months shouldn't bother anyone all that much, especially as I shared the final statistics with anyone who asked, even after a while allowing it to be announced on a late night gay radio show each week. I found that most escorts hadn't changed their rates more than $5 - 10 either direction (This was at a time when the top fees in Houston were $200. Ah, two years ago! How some people miss you!)over the course of that six months. However, the market did fluctuate due to escorts joining or retiring (or moving, of course). So that when the economy went down, there would be a crop of new escorts who charged less. Most of them would drop out when they could find other jobs again, but, in the meantime, they brought the average fees down. While, in really good times, there were a few more high end escorts in town (and more visiting from out of town) who dropped out when the market wouldn't support their asking fee any more. Note that most of the high end that dropped out were the ones who had fairly recently started. So, I would say that you cannot expect established escorts to adjust their fees more than around 5% but their will be newcummers who will be available at a lower price. Of course, they will be people who don't really relish the work and they will prize their customers less than the established escorts who will still be around charging more. You still get what you pay for.

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<WEll I read the rest of this thread, and it appears none of the other escorts have seen any decrease, I have unfortunatly.(big resounding AWWWW: )

I don't have many local clients, the majority are Americans who are either here on business, or vacation.

Since Sept 11th, almost every appointment I had booked, has cancelled.>

 

Well, Matt I have the solution to your problem! Now would be the perfect time for you to lauch your world tour..hell after all you're already headed to London!

PS..Wonder if you will EVER make it to the southeastern US??

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>That's your problem... you're part of

>the tourist industry...and that market

>has gone to hell for

>the moment.

>

>The escorts that are in the

>entertainment industry are doing ok.

>

Um I'm not quite sure if this is an insult or not, but being the optimist I am, I'm going to assume it was meant as a compliment.

I am by no means complaining about the cancellations, I completly understand why.

How on earth did I become part of the tourist industy, does this mean I'm in a different tax category??

Matt(smile you're a tourist attraction)

 

http://go.to/mattsplace

matt_escort@yahoo.com

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>The last time that I was

>in the business (haven't started

>it yet this time), I

>kept careful statistics tracking the

>market by doing shadow shopper

>- calling and asking what

>their fees were.

 

Did they give you their asking price or the amount they normally receive?

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Since most escorts and most clients do not hold with negotiating a price once it is mentioned over the phone, I would say that it was the receiving price. You can usually tell from a person's tone of voice if he is at all willing to negotiate, and I suppose I may have followed up on that, but maybe not. It's been a year and a half now and I am afraid that that is not the kind of detail that would have stuck in my mind. I am a Pooh Bear Taoist and lately have been a Wilfred Brimley actor.

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