Posted - 2006.03.12 11:22:00 - [2
Sell orders: people offering items to sell.
Buy orders: people buying items
(note that people can be NPCs here, as is in any NPC commodities, but very few of the ships/guns/ammo are NPC produced these days)
Sell orders: You right click on what you want to sell, hit Sell. Next, click the Advanced button. Now you can specify your own price, and the amount of time the items will stay on the market.
Buy orders: you put them up by hitting that buy button. You set your price, the amount of time it stays up, minimum volume you need to sell to match the order, and a range. The range is what specifies how far out you will buy the item. This may mean the item will end up in some station within that range, not the one where the buy order is placed. Other players see "in range" buy orders highlighted in green.
Buy orders are filled whenever someone attempts to sell an item at the buy order's price or lower (note that the buy order's price is used if the sell order is below the buy order). This includes right-click sell, hit the sell button. Sell orders are fullfilled whenever someone buys an item, via the market (the lowest in range order is used for 'best matchable', or a specific station is chosen when you view details and buy from a specific order). Note that the lowest price sell order always gets the buys, even if you attempt to buy at a higher price.