Skip to main content

TCS: Looking for ISK

I noticed that I was not selling Procurers. I noticed because I sold three. When I saw that Procurer bundle sell I went, "Huh, I haven't sold those in a while."

Since I started selling Procurers back in the spring or summer they have sold well and steady. Better then Retrievers. The reason is that I could be more competitive. Procurers sold for 11 million in JIta. I sold them for 13 million. They sold in Teon for 15 to 16 million. That 2-3 million ISK jump was enough for people to buy their procurers from me.

Teon now sells them for 13 million. So does JIta. Obviously that says something about the Procurer backlog that happened last year when they rebalanced the mining barges. Maybe some of the stock has been chewed through. However, it said to me that my days of selling Procurer for a profit were over. I now keep one in stock in case someone wants to buy one as a nice bait boat. After all, the main goal of the Cougar Store is to provide the residents of low sec with what they need.

That happens to be haulers at the moment.

I've discussed before that Bosena is drives down Teon's costs. Teon and Gulfondi being the main production hubs in high sec Molden Heath.  When prices even out I stop selling things that are better off purchased in high sec. When there is a big price gap, I sell those things at a steady rate. Eventually, the gap thins or Teon starts to undercut me and I stop stocking it if it is a nonessential item. My sell orders are important.

I stopped selling haulers before their rebalance. They sold well for a while and then just stopped selling. I ignored them with the rebalance. Recently, I decided to relist them and noticed that hauler prices in Teon had soared across all of the various types. I spent handful of ISK and stocked half a dozen of each type. They are currently selling fast. I expect this will happen for a few more weeks or a month or two before Teon's prices drop and my hauler market stagnates. Until I do it again.

Finding  market holes is lucrative as any trader knows. With all I have learned I could buy and resell at hubs. But, I don't. I am rather occupied with my store and keeping it from capsizing on me as a project. I may learn slowly but eventually, I normally get there.  What is nice, is using that same type of trading in my already established market. It takes time but the time invested is starting to show pay off in a lot of interesting directions.




Comments

Popular posts from this blog

The Charm of the Familar

With a few picked up a shifts at work due to the holidays. I pondered logging in but I didn't have the energy to do so. Being able to say no to logging in is pleasant. Just as my youngest puppy interrupts me every fifteen minutes to pee, going to sleep instead of staying up is also pleasant. I had a lot of short slept nights when I was active in a corporation.

My next plan has been to learn how to scan again. The new map is in and I need to refresh my scanning skills. My hold is full of probes. My ship appears to be reasonably set up. I remembered how to hit my F key to cloak. In fact, I hit it a bit to fast. I need to get the ebb and flow of the tic back down.

I am also rusty in my paranoia. I idly switch to another window to research breadbowls and the soup I want to make later. Then I remember I am sitting, decloaked, off of a gate somewhere. Whoops. I did figure out a breadbowl recipe and soup as well.

The question was where do I relearn to scan? I need somewhere off the beate…

CSMX - Post #20

Summer is here and CCP is very much out of the office. Sion made a good point in wondering why everyone leaves Iceland when it has its best weather. What it means is that all is mostly quiet on the dev blog front. There are some things happening but the dev blogs and news announcements have not yet happened. The skill points were delivered on Tuesday so yay for unallocated skill points.

Over in CSM chat, there has been a lot of back and forth about sov and measuring the impact and success of things so far. I can say that CCP and the CSM are watching it. The pros and cons are coming in pretty hot and heavy. Some are being looked at now. Some have to see how things are going and if and how the direction needs to be tweaked.

In my corner, I'm starting to gather things together. The summit is in seven or so weeks. In between then and now I need to gather up my question list and write down a few topics of discussion. I'm starting now because I have personal vacation at the end of A…

TCS: Sugar's Non-Technical Guide to Her Low Sec Market

Gevlon shocked me by featuring my store in his blog, yesterday. My entire project has been something I mostly scraped together and have bumbled through to the best of my ability and sense. Early on, I started a naming dynamic to my posts so that people could avoid the blogs about the store. These blogs are titled TCS. Also, if you search for TCS those particular blogs are available.

I decided to create a more cohesive naming strategy because someone said, “I don’t know how interested your readers will be in your market posts.” I didn’t either. I wasn't going to not write them because I write about whatever interests me. It seemed that a naming convention would correct the situation. However, I’ve started to receive a trickle of eve-mail and e-mail about what I am doing. Sometimes people ask me for advice on how to approach their own low sec market or what they should pick and choose or just how to pick and choose.

Cheradenine Harper asked me about moving forward into the wider mark…