I haven’t written much about trading lately, but not because I haven’t been trading much. Actually, I have quite a few trading projects going on, and have been debating about whether to write about these new secrets or not. The last time I divulged trading secrets, the competition suspiciously went up in my own trading markets. Kind of funny how that happens! I was mildly surprised that people actually read through those long, mildly nerdy trade posts.
Anyway, I have been thinking and experimenting with a few things lately:
First, hardwirings. They are hard to find sometimes, outside of main hubs, and I’m starting to think it might be an underutilized area of the market. I’ve only played with a few types in one or two low-sec stations, but the results have been pretty good. Also, as a pvper, I’m always annoyed after getting podded how hard it is to find all the implants I’ve grown addicted to. I could shuttle my flashiness to Amarr and get plugged up, but I’m lazy, you see. Just saying.
Second, drugs. I’ve been using drugs off and on in Susan’s pvp, and I’m curious at how they’re made, where they come from, who deals with them. Some are really hard to find in some regions and abundant in others. And the prices! The prices are all over the place! They could be several times as much in one region as another. I have been experimenting with a very little drug dealing, but wonder how much it takes to actually make the things. Do you have to have a pos, or can you build them in stations? I’ll find out, and let you know
Third, skillbooks. I hate traveling to get skillbooks. I haven’t experimented with trading much on these, but I’m sure there are people out there making a killing. After all, many of the main trade hubs aren’t schools so someone, somewhere brought all those skillbooks over from a cheaper market. And, who wants to travel to a school when they’re already at a trade hub buying other stuff? I just wonder how much of a demand there is for skillbooks in low-sec trade hubs. Especially in my area where the nearest school is in Amamake—not a very safe choice for many people. It probably depends on the skillbook. Worth looking into.
Fourth, the miscellaneous stuff. Yeah, the stuff that doesn’t really fall into a trade category, and people subsequently forget about sometimes. Except when you really need it bad. Things such as scripts, sister probes, salvagers and tractor beams, expanded cargoholds, giant secure containers, certain types of rigs, etc. I have had relative success in some of these areas, though most of the time I’ve been selling small, non-trade acquired stacks because I had them kicking around randomly.
Anyway, just a few things I’ve been thinking about and playing with. Of course, there are many other things, but I can’t share all my secrets all at once now, can I.