It’s true that Courtesans split 50/50 with the house, and they have all those expenses to pay out of the party proceeds too. In addition, a limo driver receives 30% off the top if one is involved. Sometimes a client won’t reach an equitable agreement if there was no connection made with a Courtesan or no romantic chemistry instilled. Also, if a brothel is busy a Courtesan will sometimes pass on a client’s lower offer because she feels a more lucrative offer may arise later. I’m on a budget and I honestly inform Ladies of that fact, but I’ve still failed to negotiate and been walked at every brothel I’ve ever patronized; it’s just something that occurs periodically and I try not to take it personal because it’s just a good business practice with a Courtesan.