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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Just the Facts Mum

This site is about cold hard data and here it is!

Topava suggests buying (Small Shield Booster II's) in Jita/The Forge and selling them in various locations in the Lonetrek region.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Cargo Containers

When you are hauling for a living in Eve Online you want to make the most of your shipping runs. Try using cargo containers in your ship's hold to squeeze in that extra little bit of freight. A crafty pilot can usually pick up another 1000m3 of cargo, possibly more.

Topava suggests buying (Standard Paradise Cruise Missiles) in the Lonetrek region and selling them in Jita/The Forge.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Player Owned Stations

If you have any aspirations about owning a station someday start working on your faction standing right away. You will have to grind countless missions to raise your security status high enough to build even in the most dangerous locations. If you want to build your POS in 0.7 sec. space you will need a faction standing of 7.0. 0.7 is the highest rated system you can anchor your station.

Topava suggests buying (10mn Afterburners) in Jita/The Forge and selling them in various locations in the Lonetrek region.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Tritanium is King!

Many new pilots get wrapped up in trying to find and mine the most exotic ore they can. If you are a manufacturer this may be necessary to acquire the various minerals needed for construction. If you are in it for the ISK don't overlook the simpler ore types like Veldspar. As of yesterday a load of Veldspar was worth significantly more than a load of Plagioclase. Again its all about the math.

Topava suggests buying (Miner II's) in Jita/The Forge and selling them in various locations in the Lonetrek Region.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

PLEX Game Time Code

The new 30 day game time code (GTC) has hit the market and the price wars have begun. A few hours after the launch of the Quantum Rise expansion, GTC's could be found on the market in Jita/The Forge and one in Sobaseki/Lonetrek. The PLEX (Pilot's License Extension) can be found under the market heading Trade Goods. If you are interested in purchasing a PLEX you might want to wait a few days to let the prices settle out so you can get the best deal.

Topava bought (Ice Ore/White Glaze) from various locations in the Lonetrek region and sold the ore in Jita/The Forge.

Topava reminds, "Ice ore is huge, 1000m3 per unit so you will need a big hauler to make the run."

Monday, November 10, 2008

Player Owned Stations

Our Corporation, Odin Industrial , will be working towards setting up a station soon. We have members who are interested in manufacturing and research so we can justify the cost now. If you are interested in learning more about highsec POS's check this out...POS.

Topava suggests buying various (Skill Books) and placing them as sell orders in Jita/The Forge.

Topava reports, "Most players will spend a little extra on a skill book if they don't have to undock and go get it. I know I am that lazy!"

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Reputation and Status

Reputation and security standing are going to be very crucial to a trader or manufacturer. When running missions to improve your standings with any faction make sure you are not jeopardising your standing elsewhere. Missions for a Caldari company my be at odds with a Gallente company and the resulting drop in Gallente ratings can make cross regional trade very difficult. Stick with the more benign companies or the Navy and everyone will get along just fine. Blasting some NPC pirates in the belts can help too.

Topava suggests buying (Ice Harvester I's and II's in Jita/The Forge and selling them in various other regions.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Ice Mining is Good M'kay.

Ice mining is our new hobby. True, there are many more profitable ways to mine but nothing affords a prospector more free time than Ice. Once you have a big mining ship like the Hulk asteroids don't last long under it's withering fire so you are constantly readjusting your targets. This of course prevents any significant afk mining and creates potential waste. For a more profitable afk mining experience try Ice mining. The mining cycles are fairly long and the ice asteroids are huge so have at it. Don't forget your drones!

Topava suggests buying Mining Laser I's in Jita/The Forge and selling them in Todaki/Lonetrek.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Isogen Again!

As the week rolls by the prices on the market tend to drop but come Friday night the weekend frenzy begins. Do a little research and see what commodities go up and down with regularity based on the day of the week. If you see something that is hot on the weekend try buying it in the middle of the week then sell it on a Saturday or a Sunday.

Topava suggests stockpiling Isogen in Jita/The Forge. Isogen Prices are predicted to go up again by the weekend.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Trade Routes (Part 3)

The NPC trade market is a living market. As NPC stations use the resources produced by other NPC stations the supply and demand fluctuates. The price swings can be more dramatically effected by player trading. We have found that with a larger hauler such as the Caldari Charon we can move more goods than a single station can absorb. This can take you far out of your trade route if you want to sell everything you buy the same day. If you have some patience however you can make this oversupply work for you. Find a station that needs your excess goods and leave them in your hangar. Go about your daily business and after a while the prices will start to go back up. Now, with the right remote selling skills, you can sell out of that stock in your hangar without even undocking. Here is an example of how this should work.

I bought 200,000 units of water. I dropped them off at a station and sold 1500 units at a time until the buy price dropped. I left the remaining stock in the station hangar. After a couple of days the demand has gone back up but I'm off doing something else 10 jumps away. Thankfully I have trained my trade skills up so I can just sell 1500 units again remotely. I keep doing this until the original 200,000 units are gone all the while maintaining my profit margins.

Make sure you can spare the ISK that will be tied up using this strategy.

Topava suggests having yet another look at buying Isogen in Jita/The Forge and selling it one jump away in Sobaseki/Lonetrek. You had better hurry because Topava is on this one for herself as well!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Trade Routes (Part 2)

Today we are going to give you an actual trade route that you can run and make some ISK. Don't get to excited, it's simple and we have left plenty of room for research. So grab your hauler of choice and get to it!

This is an actual route but be careful, prices fluctuate and this may not be viable all the time. Do your homework!

This route starts and ends in Sobaseki/Lonetrek.

Once in Sobaseki open your market window and purchase the lowest cost (Frozen Food) and (Water). You will be selling these later in your route. Don't get carried away and buy more than you can haul. Remember that supply and demand fluctuates so check the prices before you buy.

Jump to Veisto and sell your (Frozen Food). Buy more (Water).

Jump to Iidoken and buy (Mechanical Parts).

Jump to Isanamo and buy (Water) and (Frozen Food). Sell any of the items you are hauling if the price is right.

Jump to Sobaseki and sell everything. If someone else has beat you to it, which is not uncommon you can leave the excess cargo in your hangar and sell it once the market prices go back up or you can fly it somewhere else.
As a trader you must be flexible and move with the market, be patient and never take a loss. Hopefully this trade route has given you some insight and will inspire you to seek out your own, more profitable routes.

Topava suggests buying (Cargo Expander II's) in Jita/The Forge and selling them in various locations around the Lonetrek Region.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Trade Routes (Part 1)

Trade routes seem to be a subject of great mystery to many pilots so I am going to throw myself into a new project. Over the next few posts we will try to demystify the elusive trade route and show you how to profit from running the lanes.

The first step is selecting a region to work with. We are using the Lonetrek region for our study area since we are familiar with all the jump gates. We are also avoiding any low sec. space for now. Once you have selected a region to work in decide what trade goods you want to transport. Consumer goods tend to be smaller in size so this may be a good choice for pilots with limited cargo space. We carry industrial goods of a larger size in our freighter.
Now it's time to get to work. Fly to a system where you would like to start your route, we use our Corps. home system, and open the market window. Scan through the available goods for that system and buy something at a low price that will sell elsewhere for a higher price. Set an auto pilot destination to where you are going to sell your newly purchased goods. Now, make a note of all the systems in between your current location and your destination. The trick is to find goods in each system of your route that will sell further along in your route. Each time you jump to the next system check the market and adjust your flight plan to exploit more selling opportunities. Ultimately you will be buying and selling goods in every system along your route and as supply and demand renews you will be able to exploit this route over and over.

On the next post we will give you an actual trade route so you can apply what you have learned above.

Topava suggests buying Light Faction Missiles in Jita / The Forge and selling them in Todaki / Lonetrek.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Weekend Warriors

The weekend market can be a great place to pick up some quick ISK. Usually about halfway through the day prices have settled down from the morning rush and you can make some solid moves. The best weekend work tends to be cross regional so if you have the ISK and a hauler try buying and selling various commodities.

Topava suggests trading Isogen on the weekends, buying from Jita /The Forge and selling in Sobaseki / Lonetrek region. Amarr space is also a great place to buy Isogen!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Day Trading Minerals

This is ticklish business. If you are interested in trading minerals here are two solid strategies for going about it.

You can be a static trader, staying in a station and earning on the buy/sell margins. You can also be a mobile trader placing buy orders or buying outright from various locations then moving your minerals to the best price offered.

The first option is simple enough but takes a load of ISK and great trading skills to beat the broker fees and taxes. Mineral margins are very narrow. The second method even a rookie pilot can undertake. The farther you are willing to haul your minerals the more you will earn. Look for areas that are off the beaten path and try placing a few buy orders. Make sure you limit the buy range to one station or system otherwise you will be flying around picking up all the little odds and ends for days.

Topava suggests buying Caldari "Bantam" Frigates in the Lonetrek Region and selling them in Jita / The Forge Region.

Long Haul

Freighters can be a great way to earn ISK. Forget about hauling in low sec unless you want to get ganked and lose about 850mil. plus whatever you are hauling. Player contracts really don’t generate much income unless you are willing to risk going into lawless space and you should do this in a jump freighter. If you want to jump right in and get the most out of your freighter make sure you have about 1.5bil. ISK left after buying it. Place some huge buy orders for minerals and trade the margins. Make sure you buy enough with a large enough margin to avoid spending all of your profits on broker fees and taxes.

Topava suggest day trading Liquid Ozone in Jita. Use moderation in your buy orders as this commodity moves slowly.