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Posted - 2011.08.18 18:12:00 - [1]

... Mine was drunk at new years party night, buying all the Faction Dominix at Jita for 14 Bill, Waking up the next day with no recall of it...

Vim Toe
Posted - 2011.08.18 18:16:00 - [2]

Mine - allowing myself to read this thread without noticing you were the author

Posted - 2011.08.18 18:29:00 - [3]

Ok Iam realy sorry for ignoring you in the last thread

Angsty Teenager
Posted - 2011.08.18 20:18:00 - [4]

My last mistake was pledging -20bil to jarry's bond, I lost it all.


Ray McCormack
Nordar Innovations.
Posted - 2011.08.18 21:36:00 - [5]

So we're talking drunken mistakes? I've never ****ed up on the market when drunk, but have agreed to a fair few things I never should have upon afterthought.

Kara Books
Posted - 2011.08.22 23:15:00 - [6]

I don't make mistakes.

CCP Navigator

C C P Alliance
Posted - 2011.08.23 11:09:00 - [7]

Thread cleaned. Please stay on topic.

Posted - 2011.08.23 14:56:00 - [8]

My trade alt is constantly looking for new items to buy low and sell high. I've only recently started browsing contracts and found myself browsing Tengu blueprint copies. Lo and behold there was one BPC for sale for about 1/2 of what the price of every other Tengu BPC was listed for. "Oh lucky day" I thought to myself. "I had better snag it up before someone else finds this beautiful gem!"

No sooner did I buy it did I realize why it was half as much. Most Tengu BPCs are 3 run copies. The BPC I bought is 1 run copy. Oops!

It was only a ~10-15 mil gaffe, but the fact that I made such a mistake bothers me more than the isk loss. All things considered, it was a cheap lesson.

Diomedes Calypso
Aetolian Armada
Posted - 2011.08.23 21:23:00 - [9]

I recently got scammed for 400 million buying what I though was a year of TS3 time from a guy that emailed me a couple times out of game, sounded like a polite guy on a guy to guy talk on the voice server etc.

I've bought an expanded cargo-bay for 580 million when I left things sorted wrong after using a different sort setting for good reason.

I bought some implants for 180 million instead of 18 million by messing up a digit while placing a buy order.

I've paide 50 million in commision by putting something for sale for like 700 billion instead of 700 million.

Lots of smaller errs and errs i never noticed i imagine.

I have been on the beneficial end of mistakes selling badger iis for 685 million and buying plex for hundreds of thousands intead of millions more than a few times.... some of those a bit deliberate, others happenstance of just leaving a marker not expecting it to be filled or being at the front of the market an having someone click on someone elses deceptive order.

Zed Maximal
Posted - 2011.08.23 22:21:00 - [10]

Edited by: Zed Maximal on 23/08/2011 22:21:44
I bought 41 million trit not realizing there were low sec systems so close. Then proceeded to lose my (rigged) wreathe due to overconfidence from moving some the night before to pirates by ignoring the fact that there were 6 players in that system.

I actually messaged and thanked the pirate for destroying my embarrassing rigged wreathe...

That trit is still stuck there with no way for me to get it out with my current skills.

Posted - 2011.08.24 06:37:00 - [11]

Originally by: Zed Maximal
That trit is still stuck there with no way for me to get it out with my current skills.

I did this once with something small. I just setup a contract to have it hauled out. Another thing you can try is to just fly in a shuttle to the station and setup a sell order for cheap to turn it into a small loss instead of a big loss with goods sitting there forever. (Or just train up the Marketing skill so you don't have to enter low sec.)

There is a way to get the trit out, even with your current skills. It may not be the most profitable solution, but it is possible.

Dirk Decibel
Posted - 2011.08.24 20:17:00 - [12]

Being hasty and adding a zero too much or copy pasting to the wrong market order. Should have cost me a billion or two last year. Luckily, other ppl make mistakes like that too so the net loss should not be that bad.

Ave Kathrina
Posted - 2011.08.25 03:14:00 - [13]

About a year and a half ago I was pretty bored of Eve so I wasn't really worried when I tried to make a run to a nullsec ORE station to buy a Covetor BPO for 2 billion. I got all the way there and half way back to Dodixie when I got bubble humped by a dude in a Minnie h-dictor. The kill mail is out there someone on the web.

This was all in am cloakless imicus mind you...

I was pretty much ready to walk away from the game (having already given away all my stuff) when a covetor BPC that I had for sale for 1 billion (before the BP icon change) sold to some poor bastard.

So thats why I didn't quit.

Companion Qube
Electron Conservation Inc
Posted - 2011.08.25 12:01:00 - [14]

I managed to buy all the multifrequency L in the citadel one night while I was ****-faced, I think I paid 100x normal price for them too. GG.

I also managed to list a bunch of plex in jita one night with three extra 0's on the end of the price.

Dane El
Posted - 2011.08.25 12:54:00 - [15]

I've done the typical typos when placing or updating orders and end up selling the whole thing at ~10% of the value. :( I always tab off the text field now so the commas get inserted and take a second to double check myself these days.

I also let my account go inactive for a long while with a big stock of inventory. For the most part I came out OK when I came back except for 425mm Proto I Gauss cannons. They sold 8 - 10 M when I left. They seem to be around 1 - 2 M now. I'm still not sure what happened to the value of those guns. The 250 and 350 varieties I also owned didn't move nearly as much in value.

Zelda Wei
New Horizon Trade Exchange
Posted - 2011.08.26 07:58:00 - [16]

Edited by: Zelda Wei on 26/08/2011 13:52:00

I recently dumped a big stack of an item on buy orders at 2.4 Million instead creating a sell order at 24 Million.

Miss Rabblt
Posted - 2011.08.26 10:34:00 - [17]

my last mistake was giving someone 500mils for uncollateral loan... few days after he biomassed his char Very Happy not big loss for me by little pity for poor life of someone who needs to make cheap scams to pay for plex....

when i was in empire i used to loose faction fitted ship almost every time i was drunk Laughing

Quazal Atreides
Low Orbit Industries
Posted - 2011.08.27 14:38:00 - [18]

Edited by: Quazal Atreides on 27/08/2011 14:39:06
not trade related but time related.

Was in null sec and got popped 'n' podded back to empire (forgot to move clone)

So though meh just pod myself back to null sec, updated clone undocked, podded myself

then woke up minus BS level 5 :( i'd bought the 2nd lowest clone and not the one for my 40mill sp pvp guy.... i couldn't face the 27days training so sold him a week later.

or losing a part office fit CNR after deciding to run a mission or 2 after going out and getting hammered... warped to mission site, fell asleep and woke up 3hours later floating in space in ma pod..

Posted - 2011.08.27 15:11:00 - [19]

On two occassions I have paid out 1bil to the wrong person when closing down bonds Sad. Double consonants in the middle of a name are a pain in the arse (Strrog and Gurren Lagan (or Guren Laggan, I forget which)).

Trade related, I once tried to manipulate upwards some cheap salvage type (can't remember which one) as a trial run for bigger manips in the future. I went too far too fast and discovered that a lot of people had been sitting on these waiting for just such an occurrence. I lost 2-3bil when I decided to bail after four days rather than dig myself in any further. That was the second time and final time I lost isk whilst trading.

Elise DarkStar
Posted - 2011.08.27 15:16:00 - [20]


Posted - 2011.08.27 19:55:00 - [21]

bought a badger for 300mil when I was drunk.

also bought a ****load of stuff for 100x the price because I failed to add the . when editing my buy order.

Posted - 2011.08.27 20:13:00 - [22]

Back in the day I bought one of those 8 mill shuttles.

But even back then it wasnt all that5 painful.

Bethor Invictus
New Eden Recon Force
Posted - 2011.08.29 12:11:00 - [23]

i think i did the thing that most people did. Wanting to set up a buy order for 18m with and entering 1 digit wrong. so set up a buy order for 180m that was filled instantly. At least 1 guy was made happy by it.

Celeste Benal
Posted - 2011.08.30 09:20:00 - [24]

I think I set up a buy order for +3 implants at the sell price. Checked it a couple days later and saw a buy order for lots of cash and went !, until I realized it was my order.

Wasn't a very expensive error. But I still felt stupid.

Jak Silverheart
Posted - 2011.08.30 10:40:00 - [25]

Edited by: Jak Silverheart on 30/08/2011 10:41:48
No incredibly big mistakes on my part worth noting. But I did snag a Nighthawk with T2 purger rigs back when rigs were newly introduced. Those t2 rigs were going for around 400+ mil a pop easy, an the ship itself was going for something like 220-280mil can't remember. But I only paid 200mil for it all, for a ship worth a bit over 1bil, not bad in my opinion. Best part of it was the ships name was "Punishment" which I found ironic as I only paid around 1/5 of the value of the ship, as I could only imagine that the owner may have ****ed off someone who had access to their account as it's too ironic of a name to not think that.


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