I just had a long discussion on this. I realize that what I did with Judy Star leaves the door open for abuse so I am going to ask all agency owners to demand the money upfront from all clients.
Let me explain. I use to always pay right away with a tip. I hated exchanging money - it was and still is the worst part of the encounter. It reminds me that this is a financial transaction. I use to pay right away to get it over with.
Then, some guys here were razzing me for paying upfront with a tip claiming that I was a sucker. An SP even told me that my profile was that I am way too nice. I started rethinking my policy of always tipping and paying upfront.
Now, the truth is when I call agencies, they know me as GG and they know I will not stiff them. But this is not guaranteed with any John that ladies meet. If a guy does not pay upfront, the lady is responsible for the money. Nobody is going to come after the asshole who felt like not paying.
I realize that the risk of paying upfront is that I will not get as good a service. I am willing to live with this. The risk that the ladies go through is a lot bigger. Any asshole can pull a fast one on them. This was what Anik was trying to tell me in her post (wish she did it privately and not publicly )
This is why I now ask all agencies to enforce the rule that all money must be paid before the lady makes the phone call to the agency to say it's alright. I will start doing this myself. I do not want any asshole to abuse any lady by witholding the money and leaving without paying.