A couple that started out with one might find it can come out to $600.
But it’s not just the costs at the club that can be an issue.
A couple who purchased two club sets worth $800 has found it’s impossible to pay, thanks to credit cards and wire transfers, and will stop doing business there.
“When they say, ‘Hey, we are going to give it to you for the price of one single house,’ ‘one home’ — you don’t know how many houses there will be there. I think it sounds very reasonable,” said Michael Laughlin, who has been a dance pole dealer his whole life.
“Most of us do dance poles for a living and are very accustomed to that type of money.
“It’s really upsetting when you are talking about the price of it, because then it’s all about how the person is going to pay it, and they have to deal with the situation on the spot, because you don’t know how much the person is going to get,” he added.
Even with a credit card, Laughlin said he’s had to send the money to one of his customers at the club, in order to pay the club, as he didn’t have enough of it.
“We have had people come and say ‘I am going to try and pay this back’, but we haven’t been able to do it because you cannot buy credit card money back,” he said.
Laughlin said the dancers that work at the pole don’t necessarily earn as much as a dance company can.
“You take somebody that comes in from somewhere that is probably like 60, 70 cents an hour to $1.50 an hour and they have a really solid job,” he said.
But he said if dancers wanted to work a pole regularly, it would probably be an additional cost.
“You would still be paying for the service,” he said.
In 2009, The Toronto Sun ran a story about how much dance poles were costing, and whether they could be made more affordable.
But Michael Laughlin said he hasn’t seen any changes since then.
“I have been at this for about 20 to 25 years, and there has been no noticeable move, so it doesn’t seem that something is changing,” he said.
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