Hello, I had a quick question:
What, if any, methods are used to determine how much an armorer charges to repair equipment?
I used to be the GM of an auto dealership in Atlanta. We had a set labor rate and all jobs were billed as a combination of parts and # of hours multiplied by said labor rate. Typically, the # of hours (labor hours) for a given job were predetermined both by experience and certain industry standards. Same thing went for the dollar figure attached to the hour (for example, $57.00 an hour labor rate).
Does fencing have anything like this, or is it a charge what the market bears sort of deal? How does armoring work at larger tournaments insofar as renting tools, having them do it for you, diagnostics, etc?
And lastly, because you know I'd say it, can anyone who knows the answers to the above questions cite their sources?