Originally by: Theronnos
Now my question is, seeing that you have T1 frigate BPO's. Can you easily make a profit building T1 frigates and how much "homework" on the market must be done to make a profit instead of a loss?
Well TBH, now we only have on the frigate side, one BPO, the Rifter. The other smaller BPOs have mostly gone the way of the dodo because for us it was more profitable to make other items, rigs when they first came out, new ships etc etc.
Frigate wise it all depends on the ship and the area. Rifters nearly always sell well and a profit is easily made if you have some skills in that department and place a buy order for minerals, regional at the lowest cost that will garner returns. In my experience though there are limits to the money made from most of these small ships, some are just not worth making.
Ammo is the same. Some ammo sells, some doesn't. Get the ME up and a profit can be made because of the numbers. Selling in 0.0 will increase the profit but you have to research what people will use it for, what rats etc for PVE are in the area will effect the type of ammo sold. EM ammo and Min ships do well in Prov etc.
So short answer IMO. Homework amount is little, just train the right skills and check out your areas of intended sale.
Hope that helps :) Oh and I still need new players to take these things off my hands. They won't all make you money, some will be nice though, but they will help gather experience and hey, its nice to see your first self made ship etc