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12-07-2007 @ 4:52PM
If one provides all the mats needed for a given item, and goes to a crafter who is advertising that they can do that item, and you give them everything they need. No tip. What effort is that toon putting out? None. All the work has been done by the other person. Example: I need an earthstorm diamond cut. I get the the diamond, all the crafte does is cut it...wow, lots of worthy effort there.Oh variation: the crafter travels from region x to you in y = definately tipYou travel to craft A from region x to Y = no tipIf one needs an item, but the item needs a BOP agent, then one should pay for the agent and add a tip since getting the agent is usually a painfull process.One has no agents for a craft items, but wants it made anyway. Total going rate of all materials+ 10% finders fee+ 5% tip = what to charge (this formula is based on real world wholesaler markups).But to DEMAND a tip for doing very little if anything.....BAH.BTW, when I craftanythign for anyone who brings all the mats i will need..i always say..free. So i live my phiolosphy.And if you dont like it..oh well....
12-07-2007 @ 5:46PM
I agree that demanding a tip is strange and going against the definition of a tip...HOWEVER...While that JC'er in your example didn't do anything but push a button, which as you point out isn't a lot of "worthy effort"...however they did have to level up their jewelcrafting to 350 or so...which does take effort..and time...and money...and since you are not spending all the time and money to lvl your own jewelcrafter so that you can cut your own gems..the very least you can do is give a little tip for thanks to the person who has done all of that work.
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