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WGAnubis Marrith
Gallente
Posted - 2007.02.22 05:00:00 - [1]
 

Ive noticed that when I want to sell something instantly that I ussually end up with a buyer that is some distance from the station im currently at, however it wont let me change which buyer I want to sell to. Is there a way I can? If so what skills or am I going to have to haul what I want to sell to that particular station?

Kumu Honua
Posted - 2007.02.22 05:02:00 - [2]
 

You sell to the highest priced buy order that is in range of the station you are selling at.

You do not have to move the stuff to that buyer. They must come get it.

WGAnubis Marrith
Gallente
Posted - 2007.02.22 05:04:00 - [3]
 

hmm, I must be lacking in a skill or something because the one it picked out for me was only 80 ISK per and it was listing some that were at 130.

GC13
Caldari
Species 5618
R0ADKILL
Posted - 2007.02.22 05:30:00 - [4]
 

You can only sell to buy orders highlighted in green. That means the BUYER has set their order to extend out to a particular range, and the station you are at falls within that range. If you want a better price, you need to move your item so it's within range of the buy order (which may very well be limited to just the station it's set at).

Lienzo
Minmatar
Amanuensis
Posted - 2007.02.22 05:37:00 - [5]
 

What he means is that static buy orders have variable range set by the bidder. Most putters don't want to have to travel more than a system. However, sometimes buy orders are set regionwide, which means you, the seller, can take the offer anywhere.

The immediate sell order option is not always terribly useful, nor practical.

Try setting a couple experimental longer term sell/buy orders and you'll see what I mean. Select the item you wish to buy more of, and right click it. Then you select the market view optio. You can also get to this screen with the buy or sell option by clicking the magnifying glass. In the market menu, select the "place buy order" option between the top and bottom windows.

Top window is static sell orders, bottom is buy orders. You can filter these to get an idea of what the local mean price is, or you can review the history and draw your own conclusions. Orders in the bottom window highlighted in green are orders that you can fill from your current location.

There is a range tab at the bottom of the buy order option. It is set to station by default, meaning only those who wish to sell that item in your station will be able to do so.



There's more in the Guide.

WGAnubis Marrith
Gallente
Posted - 2007.02.22 05:41:00 - [6]
 

Wow, thanks man. I was planning on getting an industrial ship to haul ore but now that I know that theres no easy way to sell from where I am ill have to put a bigger emphasis on buying one.

Tkar vonBiggendorf
Gallente
Snake Eyes Inc
Posted - 2007.02.22 18:45:00 - [7]
 

Get your refining skills up to a decent level and haul the minerals. They take up a lot less space than the raw ore, so you can move more of it around with fewer trips. You still want an industrial to do the hauling, though.

Humpalot
Posted - 2007.02.22 19:34:00 - [8]
 

Originally by: WGAnubis Marrith
Wow, thanks man. I was planning on getting an industrial ship to haul ore but now that I know that theres no easy way to sell from where I am ill have to put a bigger emphasis on buying one.


Sure there is.

Rather than hauling the ore to the buyer you can set a Sell Order for your stuff in that station. If someone wants to buy your stuff at that price they have to come and get it.

Of course there are advantages and disavantages to both methods so it really comes down to what you want to do.

Note that very often existing Buy Orders are a rip off. That is many people set a Buy Order at absurdly low prices in the hope someone is too lazy (or unaware) to look at the Market and do a Quick Sell. It ALWAYS behooves you to open the market and check the going Sell Order rates for an idea at where prices sit for that particular item. If a Buy Order is up that is close enough in price for you then go for it but at least now you have a sense of how prices stand so you can make an informed decision for yourself.

Guaradar
Posted - 2007.02.22 20:12:00 - [9]
 

Originally by: WGAnubis Marrith
hmm, I must be lacking in a skill or something because the one it picked out for me was only 80 ISK per and it was listing some that were at 130.


There are no skills that would affect this. There are two possible reasons for the behavior you explained above:

1) The buy order that is for the greater amount does not have a range that matches where you currently are. On the market order screen, any order with a green background has a range that matches your current station. In other words, you can sell instantly to that buy order from your current station. If it is not green, you will either have to move closer to the station the order was placed in, or you will have to choose a different buy order to fill.

2) You don't reach the minimum quantity for the buy order. This is pretty self-explanatory but is something many people (including myself) often miss because usually the minimum quantity is 1. However, in the case of ore/minerals, people will sometimes set a slightly higher range but use a minimum quantity that makes it worthwhile to go out and get.


 

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