View Poll Results: Will your hobby budget change this summer?

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  • Spend the same Amount

    5 27.78%
  • Spend a little less, but still gonna have my FUN!

    4 22.22%
  • Spend a lot less!

    3 16.67%
  • Spend More! I plan on having a fun summer!

    6 33.33%
  • Cut the Length (hours) of my dates down

    2 11.11%
  • Tip less, or less often

    2 11.11%
  • Hobby in other places...Costa Rica, Germany, SE Asia...etc

    2 11.11%
  • Experiment less with new Sp's and stick with regulars and favs

    1 5.56%
  • Do less outcall and find more econmical substitutes like incall, massage parlors

    0 0%
  • Take more advantage of agency specials and be more price sensitve to rates

    9 50.00%
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  1. #1
    You give Love..A BAD NAME
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    Spend a lot less!

    1.00 USD = 1.01754 CAD

    Avg Regular Gas in Massachusetts - $4.02/Gallon
    New York - $4.20/Gallon
    Connecticut - $4.29

  2. #2
    I should spend less with life expenses going up, the dollar down, but I probably in the end will spend the same as last summer. SO will be looking for those speical 2 hour rates.
    Last edited by CocaCola; 06-09-2008 at 08:57 PM.

  3. #3
    Agency owners and providers please stop voting for the I want to spend more choice! I should have made the poll public....

    Banger
    The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.

    Marcel Proust

  4. #4
    During summer and spring, it's less demanding to find hot mamas. Women go from prude to sexmaniacs, wearing mini skirts high heel sandals exposing whatever god gave them or whatever enhancement they afforded during winter.

    If I pay for sex is because I'm looking for something very specific and failed to find it.

  5. #5
    Pimpin' ain't easy...
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    Pas d'option : Plus de masturbation et plus de sexe avec ma femme ? ;-)
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  6. #6
    Dollars are tighter, more consideration to how I spend for sure... It's already reflected in my recent activity...

  7. #7

    Less money for hobbying.

    Gas prices are cutting into my budget for everything, so that means less everything. Hobbying is a luxury, Either I get less, or find better places to spend my money. It is amazingly frustrating to spend good hard earned money on some of the disappoitments that I have experienced in the past. So, maybe it is better to stick to the tried and true. Merb is a great help to point us all in the right direction

  8. #8
    Quote Originally Posted by Daringly
    Guys what is a matter with you. As responsible merbites we must do our part to keep the economy growing. Spend, spend, spend if you run out don't worry hfc, beneficial, credit card companies,they all have lots and they don't mind financing leisure activities afer all this is a hobby. Our needs must be met
    I agree Daringly,

    Im trying my best to support the local Montreal economy....

    I think the dollar has bottomed now against the loonie.
    The central banks of the world sound willing to fight commodity inflation by raising rates. The US markets are expecting the fed to start raising rates in late summer/fall of this year. The G-7 meeting this weekend may produce a co-ordinated currency intervention to strengthen the US dollar.

    Banger
    The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.

    Marcel Proust

  9. #9
    Less because my earnings are dependant of whatever happens with the US Economy and the increase in oil prices is directly affecting my profit.

  10. #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by JH Fan
    Less because my earnings are dependant of whatever happens with the US Economy and the increase in oil prices is directly affecting my profit.
    Hello JH Fan,

    I can imagine that the response of some to your statement is that Americans have been spoiled too long by low gas prices much of the world does not enjoy. And that American indulgence in gas guzzling vehicles like SUVs and the lack of effective mass transit makes them their own worse enemy. Maybe that's all true. Still, the fact is the U.S. is a commuter society reliant on individual vehicles. So the reality is that the near doubling price of gas in the last two years has cut very deeply. Then there is the rising cost of everything else related to the cost of oil and it's production. Couple all of that with the 30% loss in the value of the dollar over the last four years and rising escort rates and there is no way most can afford to maintain the same "Montreal Entertainment" expenses they allowed themselves in the past. After 31 voters voting in multiple categories those looking to spend less or save in some way outnumber those who plan to spend the same or more by 34-13...almost 3-1. This poll shows...most are looking to cut back. The agencies should keep all of this in mind.

    Good luck,

    Korbel
    Last edited by korbel; 06-11-2008 at 12:17 PM.
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  11. #11
    Quote Originally Posted by Korbel
    Couple all of that with the 30% loss in the value of the dollar over the last four years and rising escort rates and there is no way most can afford to maintain the same "Montreal Entertainment" expenses they allowed themselves in the past. After 31 voters voting in multiple categories those looking to spend less or save in some way outnumber those who plan to spend the same or more by 34-13...almost 3-1. This poll shows...most are looking to cut back. The agencies should keep all of this in mind.

    Korbel
    Korbel,

    I agree with you....my Montreal Enterainment expenses feel like they've gone up 40-50% if you factor in the higher airfare. The hotel costs are about the same and using priceline has saved me big $$$.

    Looks like most are looking to cut back, but will they really????
    Im sure we've all had that conversation with ourselves about spending less on the hobby.....lol

    A senior member commented to me via email that " it seems to be tough to find good SP's these days. Either I am getting too picky or the many available are just not the same quality as before."

    I told him he's getting more picky! I dont think he plans on bringing down his summer hobby budget.

    Banger
    Last edited by banger; 06-11-2008 at 12:50 AM.
    The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.

    Marcel Proust

  12. #12
    I've had some of my most memorable experiences lately. I actually prefer to drive to Montreal because I so rarely get to drive my car in the city, its fun to hit an open road every once in awhile. And priceline is great, yeah.

  13. #13

    Question Your "Hobby" Budget for the Summer Poll2

    Your "Hobby" Budget for the Summer? I've noticed that it seems like there are more SP's at agencies than I can remember in my hobbying lifespan. I've seen over 20 girls on the Devilish line-up at times!

    I wonder are weak dollar/strong loonie and slow US economy are finally having an effect on the Hobby scene in Montreal where the John's are not coming or spending less. I talked to one SP who told me that most of her clients dont tip. An agency star told me that she usually get's 6-7 calls a night, now only getting 3-4....

    The grand prix week and weekend is a baramoter of the summer season. I saw a lot of people out downtown but I expected it to be much more hectic and it wasnt that bad. Evening booking and seeing who I wanted was relatively easy....

    So.....

    I wonder how YOU the merbites plan on spending your hobbying dollars this summer???

    Vote for all choices that apply....you can vote for more than 1 option.

    VOTES ARE PUBLIC!!!


    The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.

    Marcel Proust

  14. #14

    Exclamation

    Ive started a PUBLIC poll.....

    I think the agencys and providers are skewing the vote poll in the private poll......

    Please re-vote if you voted in the other poll!

    Banger
    The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.

    Marcel Proust

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    Hello Banger,

    The other poll favored cutting back expenses by spending less or cutting hours heavily, by nearly 3-1. That would indicate the need for agencies to hold, cut rates, or offer specials. So if the agencies were skewing the vote I don't see how they achieved anything in their interest. But it is "unique" to have someone vote for conflicting answers like Rumples. Maybe you can explain that one...lol.

    Voting publicly caused me to think about the consequences more. Did that skew how I voted? Well, the option I would prefer is not offered so I voted more conservatively than the last time.

    I always tip something whenever I am reasonably satisfied with the meeting, and that means I tip 95% of the time. As for my vote, I had already cut back the time and expenses with SPs by half last year. So my cutting back even more this year should be viewed with that in mind.

    Cheers,

    Korbel
    Last edited by korbel; 06-11-2008 at 10:31 AM.
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