My experiment in station trading seems to be going well, so far at least. We’ll have to see how the market shakes up after the 11th when the changes to moon mining go through. I imagine the price of things that use isogen will fall, but we’ll just have to see. In the meantime, I’ve been using A4E (adam4eve) to look at profit margins, and to help decide what markets I want to get into. This is a lot like world of warcraft, I am not doing sales in Jita, so my markets move a bit slower – but they do move.

Guaranteed sellers? Consumables. Ammo, drones, and to a lesser degree, boosters. Popular sales? The ships everyone uses when starting out, and the FoTM popular ships (though I’m only dealing in T1 frigates at the moment). A simple thing I’ve been doing is placing buy orders for ventures at 250,000ISK, and then I’ve been selling them at 350,000ISK.

PI is also selling very well for me. I have PI set up in a wormhole with 4.5% tax, and twice a month I haul everything out when it’s safe. My WH has a HS connection, and I log in once a day to re-set the extractor. It takes a few seconds. I don’t bother changing the extractors around unless they dip below 1m resources collected. Then I might move them. I haven’t really had to yet though, so I’ll just continue as I have been.

I have decided to hang on to my exploration loot so I can use it for crafting. I’m crafting drones, they sell like hotcakes. I’d like to be able to do this on a larger scale, but for now things are moving forward at least and that’s all I really want.

Unexpected sales of the week? Afterburners. Another great seller has been shield hardeners and shield extenders. I did also attempt to flip some Mexallon, I believe it’s used for a quest since people kept buying it in 5-10 amounts, and I decided it just wasn’t worth it. Sometimes the profit margins are REALLY tiny, other times they’re quite large. I bought some shield power relay II for 834,300 and sold them for 1,864,000 which was really nice profit. I’m still working through the skills my marketing character needs, but I can adjust prices remotely at least – and that is a big deal. I’m not sure what / if anything else I’ll skill this character in to, they tend to sit in station and not move. For now, that’s good enough.

Fly your way! o7

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