Much as I like the work of AJM, I can see no good to come of this.
This will be skewed that will skew the marketplace, much
like the infamous salary review that another trade rag publishes.
Who wants this trade shops or retailers? This will do
to repair margins exactly what the RAPP sheet did for diamond sales.
Commodify repairs and eventually these prices (which will have little
bearing on the real cost of repairs) will be in the public domain.
Perfect opportunity for a large entity or an internet venue to come
in and muck up the market. I say, let trade shops and retailers
alike get their own education via the market place. Price too high,
you go out of business. Price too low, you go out of business. My
price list shall remain confidential between me and my trusted
accounts, thank you.
David L. Huffman