Originally Posted by Cantabrigian
There's a pretty simple way around that though. Just add the cloth markup to the CMT price. It's still a lower number than labor + cloth and I'm sure there are two dozen fanboys here who would gladly pay it to get their LL or Top Tip treasures made up.
The last time I asked them about it, I propsed some rules so there'd be no confusion - anything goes wrong with the cloth and I just eat the cost of that. I'll order something else paying for the new cloth out of the book. Still weren't interested.
That is true, but you don't know how much they'd charge for CMT since they don't do CMT. Hence you can't really add the cost of the fabric to their 'non-existent' CMT price.
You proposed to eat the cost if anything goes wrong, and they refused to bite. Kind of eliminates that excuse as being the reason for them not accepting CMT doesn't it. Bolsters the point about the earning on cloth,
But hey, that's their business model - they probably have too much business to handle, hence that's their way of 'choosing their clients'.