- Sep 29, 2015
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Would be easy enough to separate labor from materials in pricing, no? A lot of other industries deal with that type of thing and still manage to publish prices.My guess is because of all of the different fabrics. It would be a pain to list all of the fabric makers, grades, weights, etc and price for each.
Not that this is a relatable situation (tailors will send a price list if you ask), but... a couple years ago I cut my hand and it was a borderline stitches scenario. I called the hospital and asked how much stitches would cost. They said they don't have specific prices for that kind of thing per se and couldn't give me an estimate. I actually checked reddit or some medical forum to see how much other people have paid for stitches to get an idea of the cost, kind of like people sometimes do here with tailoring. I ended up doing my own superglue thing, but healthcare might be the only product I consume where I don't really have an idea of the price ahead of time. Anyway, uninsured emergency room visits-- very ungentlemanly to discuss money in times like those.