Desperate Measures: Berlin Brothel Offers Flat-Rate Service to Beat Slump
These are hard times even for the oldest trade in the world. A Berlin brothel has responded to the economic crisis by launching a flat-rate service to woo customers.
The recession is even affecting the world's oldest trade.
To clinch the deal, it is even offering men the opportunity to bring their wives along.
"Seventy euros, that includes everything -- ladies, drinks and food," a member of staff contacted by phone told SPIEGEL ONLINE, confirming media reports. The offer runs during off-peak times. On weekdays it applies between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. On weekends, it's extended by an hour until five p.m.
It's unclear if the new offer will boost business. So far, it doesn't appear to have. "Business is normal," the Pussy Club spokeswoman said.
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