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Author Topic: Punting Costs and the Economy  (Read 4091 times)

Offline Pinnacle

Do you think it is realistic for all WGs to keep their prices as they are, given the way this economy is going?

Offline af1231

Honestly, If girls are charging high amounts of money and people are paying, then I see no reason as to why they would change their pricing. If they wernt getting customers then they would lower their prices I would think.

I can only afford punting around 40-60 quid a time which is why I stick to soho and soon parlours.

Ravanelli

In economic terms sex is a highly elastic commodity so I guess that means we're prepared to pay far more than we should but its a free market that will generally find its own level. I set my own limits, no more than £70 for 30 mins or £120 for 60 mins which I think is adequate even for a stunner. I despair when I see blokes paying £200 an hour. Keeps the market artificially high as far as I'm concerned. What does surprise me is that the really low end unattractive girls charge as much as the top end girls so there isn't the spread of pricing you should expect to see.

Offline Louise 100% British

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I thought my rates were higher than average so have lowered them to test it along with the other girls I work with. Actually lower hourly rates knocks out Half hours and all of us do better financially really IMO. Therefore I do think it will catch on amongst others.

Offline Cactus

As someone who hasn't had a pay rise in 4 years after working hard to get a University education, then working my ass off in my chosen field (the field in which I obtained my qualifications) for the last 10 or so years and then working hard to become chartered/paying subscriptions to my regulatory body.... I actually find myself becoming rather bitter and resentful toward women in this country who make a relative fortune for shagging.

Given the above and the fact that I'm not a slave to punting, I think it's probably time that I take a break.

To answer the OP, the answer surely has to be "No".  Some girls with good reputations will be able to attract sufficient business without reducing their prices.

It's surely a matter of supply and demand.  As a Pensioner, I know the upper price limit I'm prepared to pay; and the WG has to have exceptional feedback for me even to think about exceeding that limit.

Offline smiths

Do you think it is realistic for all WGs to keep their prices as they are, given the way this economy is going?

 WGs or their Establishments charge what they decide and punters say yes or no, its a free market. I punt already knowing what i am prepared to pay so the much more important point for me is to locate good WGs so that money is well spent as i see it and i get VFM as i view it. Plus NEVER correlating price charged with how good a WG necessary is, there is absolutely no link, i am much more interested in getting that fact to as many punters as possible than being concerned what WGs charge.

A great aspect of punting is there are WGs charging a variety of prices from a 15 minute quickie to ridiculous to me money.

Funny you should mention this, as I was looking at AW yesterday and found that a lot of NE girls have put up the 30 min rate to £70. Most were chraging either £50 or £60 in the NE, but it looks like £70 is creeping in.

Offline Poordude

Spoken to a few girls about how busy it is etc currently.

The majority say its quiet and much quieter than 3 years ago.

This would be due to a number of things which would include price but also for me the poor service you get from some agencies and  the number of WGs who are not interested in getting you back and so give a very poor service.

So the girls are putting their prices up to retain their income at the level they want. In a market economy this reduces demand. So maybe that is happening.

The really good girls can put their prices up, so reducing the number of appointments, but retain their income.

The rubbish ones put their prices up, don't up their service and so reduce the number of appointments as they run out of clients who haven't seen them before.

I run my own business which was booming, but I had no time, so I put my price up, that reduced my amount of work, i upped the level of service, but I earned the same and so was happier and I had more time to myself.

I have spoken to a WG to arrange an appointment, she had upped her price, she stated that it had to be worth her while, fair enough, gone from £210 for 2 hours to £220. Only a tenner, but I decided that it was not worth going, her service was going downhill, so I went to amour-escorts.co.uk, had 2hours for £170, brilliant service on the phone, excellent service in the bedroom.

So I will not go back to the other girl I had been seeing for over a year. She had found my limit and so lost a regular 1-2 times a month regular. Not only to price but also service, she stopped looking after me.




Offline CharlotteSometimes

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I have spoken to a WG to arrange an appointment, she had upped her price, she stated that it had to be worth her while, fair enough, gone from £210 for 2 hours to £220. Only a tenner, but I decided that it was not worth going, her service was going downhill, so I went to amour-escorts.co.uk, had 2hours for £170, brilliant service on the phone, excellent service in the bedroom.

So I will not go back to the other girl I had been seeing for over a year. She had found my limit and so lost a regular 1-2 times a month regular. Not only to price but also service, she stopped looking after me.

I always thought that the unspoken rule if you're putting your prices up is to only apply price rises to new customers? That you reward the loyalty of your existing customers by not incresing what you charge them. Or even without factoring in price increses to offer regulars a reduced rate after a certsin amount of punts. It just makes sense....

Offline James999

I always thought that the unspoken rule if you're putting your prices up is to only apply price rises to new customers?

Correct  :hi:

From my point of view i used to punt once a week and spent £400 - £500 a month  but  last 12 months spent maybe £1500 all year ..

couple of reasons  nothing local floated my boat  and cash oh and time (too busy earning a living )

I think there is a mental wall  handing over £100 is ok but once it gets to over that my brain will not let me take the risk ...

Offline yumyum3

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I despair when I see blokes paying £200 an hour. Keeps the market artificially high as far as I'm concerned.
Spot on  :) And in London it is completely unnecessary. Just a quick look over the reviews section on here will tell you that.

Online Jimmyredcab

Do you think it is realistic for all WGs to keep their prices as they are, given the way this economy is going?

It depends how much they are charging.
If they are asking £100 an hour that is the same rate as 10 years ago so in real terms it has got cheaper to punt.
Girls who ask £200 an hour are aiming at mug punters or people with more money than sense, they are plenty of them around.

Offline Melb

There's lots of evidence that prices are too high, higher than the recession and market can sustain - posts on prossie fora; blogs; talking to prossies.

However only the enlightened few are reducing the prices. The EE girls and parlours seem to be getting more clients as they're pricing the British ones out. if the Brits reduced their prices to a competitive level they would do much better as long as their service is better - which should be quite easy.

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 The EE girls and parlours seem to be getting more clients as they're pricing the British ones out.

I have had good punts with EE girls but too many of them are fly-by-nights, charge £60 an hour and expect you to leave after 30 minutes.
If they are going to be back in Poland in a few weeks why should they care about good service.   :unknown:

Offline Ali Katt

I always thought that the unspoken rule if you're putting your prices up is to only apply price rises to new customers? That you reward the loyalty of your existing customers by not incresing what you charge them. Or even without factoring in price increses to offer regulars a reduced rate after a certsin amount of punts. It just makes sense....
Lets be honest some escorts literally couldn't give a fuck as long as they have the paper folding stuff coming in.
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If they are going to be back in Poland in a few weeks why should they care about good service.   :unknown:
I agree. It's not just EEs, some British escorts who have been escorting for say 5 years couldn't care less about offering a good service and if criticized they give the usual spiel "client was smelly" "no chemistry" "man was rude" - rather than learning from it and offering a good service with someone else.
« Last Edit: January 31, 2013, 01:08:20 PM by Ali Katt »

Online Jimmyredcab

Lets be honest some escorts literally couldn't give a fuck as long as they have the paper folding stuff coming in.I agree. It's not just EEs, some British escorts who have been escorting for say 5 years couldn't care less about offering a good service and if criticized they give the usual spiel "client was smelly" "no chemistry" "man was rude" - rather than learning from it and offering a good service with someone else.

What you have to remember is that pre UKP we did not have a voice, on auto-censored we would quickly be shouted down by the pro$$ies and their devoted fluffies.  :hi:

Offline Ali Katt

What you have to remember is that pre UKP we did not have a voice, on auto-censored we would quickly be shouted down by the pro$$ies and their devoted fluffies.  :hi:
That is very true. Some escorts who are known to be bad providers still offer the same crappy service years down the line though, but like you say at least now they can be called out.

Do you think it is realistic for all WGs to keep their prices as they are, given the way this economy is going?

Only if they want less appointments.

All the current state of the economy has done is persuade me to re-prioritise my luxuries. So instead of a punt one week for the same money i'd opt to go out for a good meal and drinks with friends. It's a better choice whereas before you could do both and still have enough left for milk, a paper and the bus ride home  :lol:

Offline lovingfacials

In my opinion I think it is relative, I punt within my disposible income bracket 3/4 years ago that was £150 p/h now it is more like £100/£120 p/h or if Im honest nearer to £80 to £100 per hour

As any monoploistic competeive market with very little barriers to entry and exit there will always be SP who offer the services I require at the price I am willing to pay.

I feel as a customer I have the right to decide on what I feel is an accpetable price and then pay it, not seek out SP who sets the price, this market is a price let not price dominated market or it should be!

I had a punt today for an hour for £70 and it was superb, ive had £150 punts that were shit -price is relative and dloes not ensure good service

As such I research more, use my money more wisely and only punt ON MY TERMS!

Offline lovingfacials

In my opinion I think it is relative, I punt within my disposible income bracket 3/4 years ago that was £150 p/h now it is more like £100/£120 p/h or if Im honest nearer to £80 to £100 per hour

As any monoploistic competeive market with very little barriers to entry and exit there will always be SP who offer the services I require at the price I am willing to pay.

I feel as a customer I have the right to decide on what I feel is an accpetable price and then pay it, not seek out SP who sets the price, this market is a price setting market and  not a price setting dominated market or it should be!

I had a punt today for an hour for £70 and it was superb, ive had £150 punts that were shit -price is relative and dloes not ensure good service

As such I research more, use my money more wisely and only punt ON MY TERMS!

Offline Joe Blob


I'm also punting less and spending less as I (and my body) wind down towards retirement.

Is there anyone on the forum punting MORE than they used to?

Offline cosava

I am punting more but spending less  :thumbsup: As above, spending more cash doesn't guarantee anything other than a lighter wallet.

Offline lovingfacials

I'm also punting less and spending less as I (and my body) wind down towards retirement.

Is there anyone on the forum punting MORE than they used to?

I have punted more when Im flush as I can get 2 one hour punts at £70 p/h where a  1hr punt a few years ago was £140 -ish, in truth the w/g are the same if not better with the intro of EE girls - but in trurth im less flush these days because my disposible income is stretched in every area


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