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Scipio Tranquilitus
Posted - 2005.04.05 19:12:00 - [1]
 

HI

Have looked all over the forums, so my apologies if I am still posting in the wrong place.

I want to know where I can contact someone possessed of a ship capapble of handling reasonably large cargoes. I have a large number of assets that need shipping to their point of final sale. Does anyone know of a Corporation that might specialise in providing shipping services?

I have tried posting standard courier missions, but this is erratic and often the mission remains untaken (possibly not even looked at by human eyes?).

Any advice would be welcome, and any negotiations would be willingly entered into.

Cheers,

Kyle Caldrel
Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2005.04.05 19:27:00 - [2]
 

save yourself the trouble and afk haul it across empire... takes what... 30 mins to get indy skill lvl 1?

Scipio Tranquilitus
Posted - 2005.04.05 19:30:00 - [3]
 

I have a crappy hold size, and can't ship it myself - it would take me multiple trips to get it there, and I don't have the time.

Brej Donierik
Posted - 2005.04.05 19:31:00 - [4]
 

Perhaps you're not offering good shipping prices...

Honestly, most of the time it's not cost-effective to use the couriers; you end up paying too much, because you have to beat the profits-per-hour one can make from agent missions or mining.

Perhaps a hauling corporation will contact you, but if it's more profitable for them to mine/haul or do missions, do you think they'll accept your cheaply-paid deal?

Jakk Graiseach
Trotters Interstellar Traders
Legion of The Damned.
Posted - 2005.04.05 19:53:00 - [5]
 

Originally by: Brej Donierik

Honestly, most of the time it's not cost-effective to use the couriers; you end up paying too much, because you have to beat the profits-per-hour one can make from agent missions or mining.



I don't mine and I can make more in an hour trading than I currently can from missions. I agree though, you have to make the hauling profitable.

To the original poster: Have you bookmarked the hauling route - that would cut a lot of time off it?

Brej Donierik
Posted - 2005.04.05 19:57:00 - [6]
 

He doesn't have an industrial.

Face Lifter
Posted - 2005.04.05 20:02:00 - [7]
 

Edited by: Face Lifter on 05/04/2005 20:04:20
Best thing it to train indy skill and do it yourself

EVE is a game that encourages scamming and theft.. so asking complete strangers to move your cargo is very silly. Even your corp mates have a decent chance of betraying you, just the nature of the game.

Don't say I didn't warn ya later.

BTW: nobody takes courier missions seriously, that's why you can't get your stuff moved from them. I'm sure most of those courier missions are scams, and any new player asking about it in Help channel will be told to stay away from courier missions

Scipio Tranquilitus
Posted - 2005.04.05 20:05:00 - [8]
 

Thanks for the tips. I appreciate the advice. Anooying that there isn't a much more reliable way of carting stuff around the empire, since sourcing items and markets takes long enough wihouth having to go bacnk and carry the stuff around with you.

Xavier Arron
Minmatar
The Knights of Ni
Posted - 2005.04.05 20:35:00 - [9]
 

Yay for freighters coming soon :)

Hauling large amounts of trit even for just one BS does != fun Sad

Niko Succorso
Masuat'aa Matari
Ushra'Khan
Posted - 2005.04.06 01:36:00 - [10]
 

Tell the truth, I did a courier mission. Looked genuine, collateral of about 10%, route looked fine. The fact that I managed to fly halfway to the destination before realising I didn't have the package is a point I mention just to remind everyone - TAKE IT WITH YOU.

There are some real courier missions out there, and they can be worth the cash. Just exercise common sense.


 

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