Sunday, April 28, 2013

TCS: A Week of Neglect

I am mildly overstating. I did stock heavily last Tuesday and I did do a rig restock a few days ago. It has also not been an entire week.

However, my store is in a shambles. Someone else is stocking hybrid and projectile ammunition at the moment. Lots of stuff is gone but because I have around 450 buy orders active right now figuring out what is gone is a lot harder then I expected without my tools.

Little things like screen setup matters. With only one screen on my laptop there is a lot of back and forth tabbing between various accounts. I have become more proficient at using Eve Mentat as a fast sorting restocking list then I realized.

I've been trying to get some of it done. I was a bit too frustrated to deal with it until I saw someone I know purchase all of my liquid ozone and relist it double the price. The market for ice materials has been insane with the announcement to the changes in ice mining. Like the American Oil companies, the value of what is already there doubles the moment someone can increase it. It is something about he market that I hate and it goes against my grain.

I know many of my own prices will have to go up due to this effect. I can't make it go away.  All of my own isotopes were gone before the keynote even ended. However, seeing someone I know do it to my market is I guess market PvP. However, like any type of PvP we all have our own opinions about honor and Bushido. ISK has never been the motivating factor for my store. That is why I had to make the rule that I will not lose ISK on what I am making due to my personal guilt in charging people for something that I am doing.

This will be the same thing. The difference is that I never promised myself I will make no more then X profit  Just that I will not lose money.

So, I am going to restock and undercut. I can't stop people from doing what they do. I can only react to the best of my ability. I may have to raise the cost of my items because the cost of the supply has increased. I don't have to let someone buy me out and relist over me when I can step in and undercut them back.

I'm not into playing games but I am a bit angry. I guess I could write a strongly worded eve-mail that would get me laughed at. Instead, I'll handle the situation. He can just undercut me until I am at a place where I can not move without losing ISK. That is fine. I can at least deny him as much of the gain as possible.

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