Is it finally happening?

Discussion in 'Northern New Jersey' started by Slinky Bender, Jul 16, 2006.

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  1. NJmasseur


    The real worm will turn when the more amateurish providers realize that just because they ask for $250/hour they aren't necessarily going to get it.

    If CL cost money, you'd see more realistic rates since overpriced ads would cost them money and produce no results. Since CL costs nothing, they have nothing to lose.
  2. Slinky Bender

    Slinky Bender The All Powerful Moderator

    You don't see a certain agency booking girls they list at $250 an hour now for $150 to $175 and hour?

    But yes, if you actually read the thread, it says "recently".
  3. sammyfantastic


    Maybe it's just me but where did you guys see the downward trend of prices? Is it just on CL, or only with certain agencies? My hunch tells me the average hourly price for a decent girl has gone from $$ to $$.5 or even $$$ in the last few years. Maybe you guys were talking in much shorter terms, like 3 months?
  4. Kano


    Prices are on a downward trend it seems, Wonder how long it will last.

    $3 a gallon gas has finally had a positive impact o_O
  5. NJmasseur


    Maybe it's just that the johns are getting smart and refusing to fork over the cash to the money hungry greedy providers who think they can get $200 for a therapeudic massage at 45 years old just because "she heard somebody else does" or belives the crap they post on CL.
  6. sallysts



    We all need to go to Montreal. There the owners of the agencies are known by name and when you call you talk to them about finding the right fit. Also the f/s price is $160 canadian ( which used to be a great price) plus a modest tip to the provider. None of the BS here of bait and switch. Maybe Bush will learn to reach out to the rest of the world and we can import some of the finer things of our allies...
  7. Bandaid


    Agencies have damaged their reputation so much that maybe johns are at last recognizing it. Maybe we've found the bottom of what guys will put up with. Sounds ridiculous, though. People seem to put up with anything.
  8. JT656


    What I find most interesting is that finally new providers to C/L start at a lower rate. If their prices go up later and they can sustain themselves, well that's the free market. At least that's the way it seems for the indies. The agencies on C/L are the worst! Always thought they kept their list of hobbyists handy to bargin with if/when they get busted!!
  9. mymy


    There's a visiable downturn in the economy. Alot of small businesses are not able to operate these days, whether for saturation of the market or a depressed economy showing signs. Maybe there's a drop off.
  10. curious


    Reductionist explanation

    A reputation for quality tends to be one of a firm's better marketing assets, and also likely to be valued (and priced) more highly by the consuming public.

    A reputation for shoddy goods inevitably hurts a brand's value, to the point that discounting and other gimmicky concessions need to be employed to move product out the door (or clients in the door as the case may be).

    Just look at the U.S. auto industry versus its Japanese counterpart.
  11. Slinky Bender

    Slinky Bender The All Powerful Moderator

    There's long been talk about prices being high but yet sticky downwards. But recently, there have been a few "cracks" in the armor. Are prices really coming down, or is it that the shitty aqgencies are finally getting the "comeuppance" they deserve? And if the latter, is it a good indication of a shitty agency if they've had to substantially reduce their prices lately to stay in business?