It seems like, given the incredibly slow rate of getting purple mats from crew skills, it would be faster to farm dailies for the basic commendation to get purple gear for both me and my main companion. The issue is I like the way my gear looks and, until I get set bonus gear, I don't plan on replacing it.
Are the mods from the commendation gear freely transferable? And by that, I mean, for instance, some of the Oricon purple gear and the few pieces that dropped during Forged Alliance allowed me to extract the mods, but they were "bound" to the equipment slot. In other words, mods pulled from a chest piece could only be placed in another chest piece. Sometimes it seemed like this went away if I logged out and logged back in but I'm not sure if that was the trigger, if it was time-based, or if it was just buggy.
So ... anyone know how this works?