Where do you AFK to seek repairs Olo? At camps? at the repair NPC? anywhere?
I don't like to leave my PC overnight but I could see seeking repairs as a viable option if it happened fast enough in a particular area.
I get repairs everywhere, and don't even have to really go afk.
If I, say, put up some repairs near repair npc in uldah I usually get repaired in less time than it takes for me to go to the bathroom.
HOWEVER - I generally put up a minimum of 5K - so that is probably part of the reason repairs happen so fast.
I suggested 1-2 K for the OP since their gear probably doesn't take anyone above R15 to repair. That said - offering more can get you fixed faster. Someone who doesn't want to bother switching tools for 1K may feel more inclined for 5K.
I carry enough gear on me that I just put things up as they break and wear something else - so I seek repairs everywhere. If I am in Uldah repairs usually happen in under 5 minutes. LL and Grid probably about 10-15 depending on where I am standing (by the repair npc or in the adven guild usually is best). If I am at a busy camp like bloodshore or horizon I often get them in between leves at some point - depends, really... if it is something weird and I am not selling the repair mat it can take a couple days to get repairs (bone scales for bone scale mail, for example) even with an 8K reward...took two days, cause who carries bone scales around?