I had heard this was true, but now I have seen that there really are people who can't use a screwdriver.
>which was Amazon’s recommendation.
Customer support and warranty become a massive pain in the ass if you're not a professional. Amazon will fight tooth and nail not to work with a DIYer because when their lock doesn't latch and someone gets killed in a burglary they don't want to be the only first party with money when the lawyers start going up the links in the chain. Obviously the risk is tiny but with a professional installation they can point fingers at the locksmith and hope the lawyers settle for whatever the locksmith's insurance can provide.
Being a DIYer in this day and age is a massive PITA "because liability"
Everything I ever want to fix, an enterprising handyman has already made a monetized YouTube video on. All the repairs I’ve done in the last 4 years have been faster than waiting for a repairman. I use an expert’s video and parts I’ve bought at a nearby hardware or auto parts store.
In the the past I slogged through radiator replacements by looking at a Chilton manual. Now, an expert mechanic has created a step-by-step video with all the gotchas that wouldn’t fit in a repai manual. This is the golden age of DIY.
You know they have classes at Home Depot and Lowe’s for home repair, right?
If you hire a locksmith, then you have reason to believe that someone was professionally trained to fix the issue at hand. They may not do it any better nor faster, but their job title implies that they know what they are doing by the book.
A DIYer doesn't have that same set of credentials. You could be better than any locksmith in your town, but you're still considered a hobbyist
I wouldn't trust these people to hold a screwdriver much less try to use it - they'd end up in the emergency room.
Most folks have the screwdriver but not the other two...
And it’s cheaper to buy the drill and the bits than to have a locksmith at your house for 20 minutes.
"The work order does not include this, so we can't finish. If we leave now, you'll have to get it done on your own, then reschedule, which means you have to wait at least a few more weeks. However, if you slip me $50, I can take care of it right now, and then I'll be out of your hair forever."