After reading a few dozen pages, I have to chime in because there are a lot of incorrect numbers thrown out
(by the supporters of the repair costs as well as the opponents):
Please check this thread for some genuine test values (yes, I'm shamelessly promoting my own work
As it is, my recommendation to everyone who wants to save on repair costs:
Re-mod to PVP shells or cheap (by sales price) crafted Orange shells for weapons/armor.
If you are a fresh 50 with no resources, use free Recruit Gear rather than free Tionese.
DO NOT use Cartel Armor, DO NOT use high-end PVE armor (Dread, etc) and DO NOT use Legacy armor!