When one first puts together a market stocking list it appears to be a complete, beautifully composed piece of prose. As everything is listed and people start looking for things one remembers the great void that an unstocked market actually is.
Yikes. I had forgotten how much work startup is.
I am two jump freighter trips in. The first was full of ammo and some supplies. The second was more complete, covering basic modules, and ammunition. There are somewhat functional markets out here but the markup is insane.
Upgraded 1MN Microwarpdrives sell for 11k in Jita. Out here they are previous, rare flowers that unfurl during only the new blue moon that heralds the coming of the next virgin king. Or something. The four on the market where priced at 300k ISK for one and 450k ISK for the spot with four.
I also had someone buy all of my Void M and relist it at the average local price. I solved that problem by buying more and undercutting them as I put it back up at my established price. What that did teach me is to go in a bit calmer with my modules. I am only supplying my corporation (although I have already seen strangers buying). I do not need large stacks of modules and I can hold some back in case there is a mass buyout of stacks of supplies.
At this time I do not know how it is going to go supplying two systems when it comes to my sanity. It is an adventure to find out!
So far, I have had to create a cyno chain, kind of. I need cynos here and I need cynos there and... and... there are so many ands.
I hope and suspect that I will not need to do as many Jumps to supply the new station. I did buy a second freighter. I had planned to ditch the Charon and buy a Providence. I've now purchased the Providence and I will sell the Charon once we finish the deployment. For now, I need them both. I may have to lean on Red Frog but at this moment I don't have the time to possibly wait three days.
I purchased Garde Is twice instead of Garde Is and Garde IIs. Whoops. I have ganking materials as well. That turned out to be a special request I was not expecting.
Then I see things on the market that I do not expect to see. I actually spent a minute trying to figure out why this made absolutely no sense to me. Expanded Cargoholds are around 500k on average. This looks to me as if someone seeded the area and hopes to make lots of ISKies of of desperate people. I don't wish for my boys to be those desperate people. I saw this across a few other common modules. Damage Control IIs had this same seeded pattern going on. The orders have 89 days on them so it was a recent thing that someone did. I hope it works out for them.
Occasionally I am way over priced for something that is being made locally. Oh well. The price difference of 100k is not a huge thing in the long run. I could buy them out and run it to Jita and restock it in those situations. I often think about doing that and maybe one day I will move forward with that plan and expand my market abilities with cheap buys such as that.
For now, the kernel of the market is started. It is still not as large as I'd like it to be. I managed to remember a dozen things I needed as I listed. But, step by step.