depends on the mats requiered mainly.
Bronze plate for hoplon are pretty expensive to make for example, close to 4000 a piece if you include all mats/cristals/shards, even though it is for really low level gear.
here is a quick table for the mat cost (for the one I know and use daily), use at will to guess what you can offer. Those prices DONT include:
- time to make the mats
- time to make the repair
- cost of opportunity of the crafter clogging his inventory with such mats
- possibility to fail the repair
- reward for the crafter time spent skilling up
- it only covers the price of 1 mat, if several are requiered, just make the calculation :)
bronze plate: ~4k
brass plate: ~5.5k
bronze ring: ~1k
brass ring: ~1.3k
bronze nuggets: ~300
brass nuggets: ~600
iron nuggets: ~1000
silver nugget: ~1000
iron rings: ~2000
copper nuggets: ~300
iron plate: ~10k
copper square: ~200
bronze square: ~360 (npc price)
iron square: ~500
brass square: ~300
leather spetch: ~400
silver plate: ~10k
as the above person said, 1k for a brass dagger (1 brass nugget) is feasible (I would do the repair at that price if I have time) but it is nowhere near generous, i would say it's below market price. I would clearly not go out of my way for that price (ie if I need to craft some nugget from ore for that or If I'm in the middle of something else)
I see a lot of people just totally out of touch when asking for repair (hello, haubergeon for 500). At first I didn't make my calculation so I was basically repairing if the price looked ok (like 5000, i take it), but after making the calculation, I just stopped making repair if the price isn't right (unless the person is a friend, its just plain free then if i have the mat on me)
Honestly, people would get their repair made a lot faster if they were being fair in their pricing. I'm pretty sure it's just a matter of ignorance of the price and it will settle down once the playerbase is more informed.
a really easy way to get repair made fast is:
Fill you bazard with your items, use a decent price.
go to a crowded place (like a camp, a guild or a a repair NPC)
say (or shout, up to you), using auto-transalte function
<my gear is in poor condition><repair><can i have it> <name of craftS needed)><thank you>
that way people with the appropriate craft can check you bazaar and do the necessary. Fast for you, a bit profitable for them, still a lot cheaper than npc. Not annoying for everybody.
another way that will make crafter love you is to offer shard/cristal for repair (preferably shard related to the mats requiered for the repair lol). Even without overpaying, if the crafter can get some real money (sharps/cristal) instead of phony money (gils) for their work, you can bet they will be happy.
Nothing like the guy shouting (so people dont know if he is close or not) for repair, in english only, without mentionning the craft needed etc.
just plain annoying for everybody and not getting the repair done anyway.