I have been going there since last 7 years !!! You are right there are few places which charge 700-1000 too. But then the choice of girls too is different. I have people calling me whenever there are new babes available. And beleive me i pay 1000-1500/- for young, tight n juicy babes. But at times i have even paid 2200 for some exceptional ones.
Nobody is foolish over here...its just that people dont have contacts wherein they can get better girls at the same rate !! That guy must be still new to the mongering scene n might have felt its value for money
If they dont have any busines they might give u for 1000/- at times but we still dont know wht kind of girls you are taking, they start tapping the door in 40 mins etc.. And there is no end to this discussion, he liked the girl for 1700/- its his choice....at the most we can politely ask him to chk if he is not paying extra.