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I travel a lot with my job and quite often I am sent to DC.

 

I like to hire when I travel since it breaks a tedious hotel stay, gives me something to playfully think about while I am at a boring lunch meeting and plus I just love the freedom of it!!

 

After a four week stint in Atlanta I am now being sent back to DC and so I starting looking at various ads on various sites.

 

DC has always been what I considered a weak market but with a few good men. However, when I started to look at my choices and saw a number of new faces I was amazed that their out call rates were ranging from $300 to $400 an hour ...and few of them were what I would call head turners or men that I would possibly hire.

 

To me $200 is the average I like to pay to play.

 

I guess these newcomers think that the DC market is so weak that they can charge NYC prices?

 

Not sure if this thread is a question, a rant or just an observation.

 

Thoughts?

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With all of the competition in NYC, is there really a need to pay those types of prices~?

I think this thread is a quobserrantation~ The only foolish quobserantation is one that isn't the one that wasn't qeobserantated~

Ya... WTF~ You could almost fly someone in and pay less and get more~

Two hours with one of them is like an overnight or full day with some of the Top rated Escorts~ What do you get for $500/hr that you can't get elsewhere for less~?

I don't know~ I'm just trying to put myself in your shoes and these are the things I ask myself~

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I travel a lot with my job and quite often I am sent to DC.

 

I like to hire when I travel since it breaks a tedious hotel stay, gives me something to playfully think about while I am at a boring lunch meeting and plus I just love the freedom of it!!

 

After a four week stint in Atlanta I am now being sent back to DC and so I starting looking at various ads on various sites.

 

DC has always been what I considered a weak market but with a few good men. However, when I started to look at my choices and saw a number of new faces I was amazed that their out call rates were ranging from $300 to $400 an hour ...and few of them were what I would call head turners or men that I would possibly hire.

 

To me $200 is the average I like to pay to play.

 

I guess these newcomers think that the DC market is so weak that they can charge NYC prices?

 

Not sure if this thread is a question, a rant or just an observation.

 

Thoughts?

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my thought are that many models are simply pricing themselves OUT of business in this economy and in this housing market. I know the temptation in the short run is to go high because there are clients who will pay 300-500 for one hour BUT these guys are unusual to say the least. Over the LONG RUN the way to be successful in this biz is to offer a fair rate and outstanding service. I remember when I broke into the biz as a rookie in south florida the ONLY way to make a NAME for yourself was to offer a rate BELOW market average. That way a new client might skip his regular model one week and experiment with me. Then when about 30 guys' experiment ended up with me being their new #1 provider my business started booming. Then I kept their rates low as anchor clients and began advertising a new higher rate which matched my competitors but the original clients rates were grandfathered in. All depends if the model is thinking short term or long term, that's all... http://www.rentmen.com/mikeyusatop

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Despite the still-lousy economy and the (in many areas) catastrophically bad housing market in the rest of the country, DC housing prices actually rose in 2011. If the cost of living is rising in DC, then the cost of everything else will follow. I still don't understand how any escort in an expensive market (NYC, San Francisco, DC, etc.) can charge just $200 an hour. For a city as pricey as DC (with all its fat-cat lobbyists making 7-figure salaries), I would think $250 would be the minimum, and $300 for the top-quality escorts.

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I used to never think about prices much. They seemed to stay the same for so long. Well the 300 overnight did eventually translate into the 300 dollars an hour, ;) however, I did sit up and take notice when I started seeing prices creeping into the 300-400 dollar range. I think at that rate you have to be more selective and it is harder to blow off a bad hire, if you just dropped 400-500 bucks.

 

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I still don't understand how any escort in an expensive market (NYC, San Francisco, DC, etc.) can charge just $200 an hour. For a city as pricey as DC (with all its fat-cat lobbyists making 7-figure salaries), I would think $250 would be the minimum, and $300 for the top-quality escorts.

 

If they manage to work 20 hours a week at $200/hr, 48 weeks a year, it's an annual income of $192,000. A living wage in many cities.

 

But I have no idea - how much do professional escorts typically work? An average of 1 two-hour appointment per day? 3 one-hours? Two appointments per week in slack times?

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If they manage to work 20 hours a week at $200/hr, 48 weeks a year, it's an annual income of $192,000. A living wage in many cities.

 

But I have no idea - how much do professional escorts typically work? An average of 1 two-hour appointment per day? 3 one-hours? Two appointments per week in slack times?

 

Not sure how much they work, but I have never been to any escorts house or masseurs for that matter that would indicate that they made anywhere near that. If your numbers are correct, at close to 200k a year, it is actually like making somewhere around 300k because much of it is tax free.

 

That is a lot of money... Only once, but he had another very lucrative job, which he did tell me about and I saw proof of. I think that your estimation in the number of times they escort in a week is fairly high... I could be wrong of course, but I have never seen anything to indicate that they were living on that kind of income. 200k tax free is a lot of damn money.

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If they manage to work 20 hours a week at $200/hr, 48 weeks a year, it's an annual income of $192,000. A living wage in many cities.

 

But I have no idea - how much do professional escorts typically work? An average of 1 two-hour appointment per day? 3 one-hours? Two appointments per week in slack times?

 

Well, that $192,000 is before social security taxes, federal, state and maybe local taxes and health insurance of course. So, after all of that they get a good living, but there are no yachts in their future unless they are dating a 1% er. :)

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I've worked for about 12 years and in 12 years I have never ever increased my prices, I charge £80 (which is about $130) an hour nowhere near the $200-$300 I hear banded about here. I have escort acquaintances in London and Manchester who probably command $200 an hour but is anyone really that special to command $300 an hour. I live in a metropolitan area of about 1 million people within a 15 mile radius and I do ok with this work. I could probably charge more and do less work but I love the sex and on the whole, apart from the odd tosser I meet, I like having regular sex with nice respectful men. I do about 10-15 appointments a week. Yesterday I did 3 appointments and made about £160 which is about $260 and although I didn't cum once, I had sex with 3 fantastic men. If I was charging $200 I would probably have had no appointments.

 

I would rather charge less and have good regular sex. I am very bottom and so most of my sexual sensations require the use of another man to relieve my sexual tension. I don't have to go looking for it, it looks for me and I get my arse well fucked on an almost daily basis and get paid. It's all good !!!!!

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Pay attention, lad! The Economy is improving in its condition, and, there are those rentboys, not of the Bugatti Boy class, who are posting hourly fees from $400 to $800 to reflect the financial "surge" upward. Doubtlessly, we will have a return to the happy days of Wretched Excess in no time at all. . .

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I've worked for about 12 years and in 12 years I have never ever increased my prices, I charge £80 (which is about $130) an hour nowhere near the $200-$300 I hear banded about here. I have escort acquaintances in London and Manchester who probably command $200 an hour but is anyone really that special to command $300 an hour. I live in a metropolitan area of about 1 million people within a 15 mile radius and I do ok with this work. I could probably charge more and do less work but I love the sex and on the whole, apart from the odd tosser I meet, I like having regular sex with nice respectful men. I do about 10-15 appointments a week. Yesterday I did 3 appointments and made about £160 which is about $260 and although I didn't cum once, I had sex with 3 fantastic men. If I was charging $200 I would probably have had no appointments.

 

I would rather charge less and have good regular sex. I am very bottom and so most of my sexual sensations require the use of another man to relieve my sexual tension. I don't have to go looking for it, it looks for me and I get my arse well fucked on an almost daily basis and get paid. It's all good !!!!!

 

Have you ever considered charging Mr. Icky a higher rate? I used to have a client who I started charging out the roof because I figured I was either going to price him away or make a lot more.

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Pay attention, lad! The Economy is improving in its condition, and, there are those rentboys, not of the Bugatti Boy class, who are posting hourly fees from $400 to $800 to reflect the financial "surge" upward. Doubtlessly, we will have a return to the happy days of Wretched Excess in no time at all. . .

 

Posting hourly fees like that is one thing - getting a signficant number of appointments at those rates may be another matter. :)

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Have you ever considered charging Mr. Icky a higher rate? I used to have a client who I started charging out the roof because I figured I was either going to price him away or make a lot more.

 

I would if I knew it was him turning up

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I would if I knew it was him turning up

 

If he's pulled some trick to be with you, you could always say: Oh, by the way I only have time to meet for 30 minutes. We can still meet if you want but I'm afraid the rate is the same.

 

Do this every time he shows up.

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I travel a lot with my job and quite often I am sent to DC.

 

I like to hire when I travel since it breaks a tedious hotel stay, gives me something to playfully think about while I am at a boring lunch meeting and plus I just love the freedom of it!!

 

After a four week stint in Atlanta I am now being sent back to DC and so I starting looking at various ads on various sites.

 

DC has always been what I considered a weak market but with a few good men. However, when I started to look at my choices and saw a number of new faces I was amazed that their out call rates were ranging from $300 to $400 an hour ...and few of them were what I would call head turners or men that I would possibly hire.

 

To me $200 is the average I like to pay to play.

 

I guess these newcomers think that the DC market is so weak that they can charge NYC prices?

 

Not sure if this thread is a question, a rant or just an observation.

 

Thoughts?

 

Maybe it is because it is an election year, lots of money flying out of campaign coffers in DC...:)

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Although I have no horse's-mouth info on how many appointments an escort has per week, 20 sounds kinda high. If you figure in those horrible dry spells inevitable to almost any business (escorts here post about bad stretches of just 1 or 2 clients a week), then an escort would have to be awfully busy in the good weeks to average 20 hours per week. I'd say 10-15 would be more the norm, but that's just my guess. While i'll 'fess up to being curious, just as I'm not about to post how much I earn per year, I would never expect any escort on this board to either.

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If you figure in those horrible dry spells inevitable to almost any business (escorts here post about bad stretches of just 1 or 2 clients a week), then an escort would have to be awfully busy in the good weeks to average 20 hours per week. I'd say 10-15 would be more the norm

 

I would never post about how much I earn and like every other escort on the planet, I have dry periods too. I've gone a whole month with 5 appointments. Luckily I am not stupid with money. There are so many escorts I have met who are permanently broke because the minute they get the money, they're on a mission to spend it and not think about what might happen next week.

 

I have a doggie and 4 cats and they need their insurances, their food, my doggie needs her parlour day once a month and so it might sound silly but they're my priority and I would be devastated if I had to economise on their food, or couldn't take one of them to the vets because I couldn't afford it etc all because I earned £1000 and blew it on a Vivienne Westwood jacket.

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FYI-Brodie Sinclair started out the nite by asking for $1,000/hr. Currently downsized to $700.00. Will continue to watch the market fall to jump on board.

LOL,lol,lol,lol. It's pricey here in the midwest. Lol, lol,lol.

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I'd suggest also looking in Baltimore, prices can be lower there. DC is an expensive city and as such probably is the reason the prices have gone up.

 

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I travel a lot with my job and quite often I am sent to DC.

 

I like to hire when I travel since it breaks a tedious hotel stay, gives me something to playfully think about while I am at a boring lunch meeting and plus I just love the freedom of it!!

 

After a four week stint in Atlanta I am now being sent back to DC and so I starting looking at various ads on various sites.

 

DC has always been what I considered a weak market but with a few good men. However, when I started to look at my choices and saw a number of new faces I was amazed that their out call rates were ranging from $300 to $400 an hour ...and few of them were what I would call head turners or men that I would possibly hire.

 

To me $200 is the average I like to pay to play.

 

I guess these newcomers think that the DC market is so weak that they can charge NYC prices?

 

Not sure if this thread is a question, a rant or just an observation.

 

Thoughts?

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Speaking of that...Does the name John Edwards ring a bell? ;)

 

In court on Monday it will come out that the money from Bunny Mellon was actually payment to John Edwards and Andrew Young for a threeway. Those guys are really expensive.....:rolleyes:

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It's not just happening in DC, I've noticed several popular escorts here in Texas (especially Austin, Dallas and Houston) who used to charge $200 to $220 for outcalls are now charging $250 to $300. Seems like the prices have gone up in the past couple months. I initially thought perhaps the increased gas prices justified the escorts' fee escalation, but not sure if that's the case. I would be hard-pressed (and unlikely) to pay $300 per hour, even if he was one of my personal favorites.

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The price rises are an odd dynamic. As an escort, where rates around you start rising but you keep yours where they are, after awhile being on the low end of the spectrum looks bad, like you're a "low rent" escort. Think of it, if for example if you were scanning the NYC rentboy ads and came across a guy who still charged $150, you might wonder what was wrong with him. Is he ugly? Stale goods? Ate up? Otherwise why isn't he charging going rates?

 

It's a vicious cycle, and I'm not condoning it, but it's something I think escorts think about as the rates start creeping upwards.

 

As for why, I can't speak for the DC economy but I believe it is stronger than most, and as others have said with the election year there is probably additional money circulating in the economy as the campaigns ramp up. Here in SF the tech economy is strong and unemployment is lower than other places (8.1% last March, down from 9.5% a bit more than a year ago according to the Examiner). Also rents are climbing far and fast (increase of 13.2 percent from a year ago, per the Examiner) . I don't know enough about the DC economy but believe tech is a factor there, as well as NYC and some of those Texas examples.

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FYI-Brodie Sinclair started out the nite by asking for $1,000/hr. Currently downsized to $700.00. Will continue to watch the market fall to jump on board.

LOL,lol,lol,lol. It's pricey here in the midwest. Lol, lol,lol.

 

Brodie's widely varying and rapidly shifting rates are the thing of legend. I don't know the guy, and in fact know nothing about him other than the discussions here about his rates. But perhaps it's our own version of the Dow Jones, reflecting the overall strength or weakness of the escort market? Hey, the Brodie Index has been above 800 for a whole week... things must be looking up for the working boys. :)

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