Quoted from jalpert:
Not true. That's ignoring all the people out there trying to put food on the table by routing machines.
A jeweler has to put food on the table, but that doesn't make a diamond ring any less of a luxury item. However, I think I understand the point you are getting at. I would presume that those that routing machines would be the ones that benefit from price surges though (since they have the skills needed to buy cheap and restore value). Is that not a fair statement?