"Sugar, have you thought about using buy orders to stock the store? It will give locals a place to sell if they are near Jita prices."I have thought about buy orders. The problem simply comes down to what I can handle as a person without letting other things slip. Keeping TCS in good shape requires a lot of time and a lot of orders. I have three alts tied up in it and I have not settled down to have a fourth just to buy. I'd like to but I don't think that I can.
When a corpmate asked if I'd be interested in him taking over the buy orders I said, "Uhh..."
I had to think. My automatic answer of "No" had no thought behind it. I was just saying no because it is an easy way to protect yourself. And what am I protecting in this case? I am protecting the store's assets. A few days ago I realized that I had tipped over thirty billion ISK in items listed on the market.
That is a whole lot of stuff I wish to keep reasonably safe. But, every day is a new day. I happen to trust this particular person a lot. I can give him a wallet division to do his orders out of and keep the main wallets to myself. I will set him up a starter egg and let him go crazy. He can pay the store back the investment and keep the rest for himself. Although, maybe he can share a little bit of the rent.
The Cougar Store is growing up. What was a blind venture and a lot of excitement and hope has turned into more than I expected. If you list it they will come. Or, if you list it in a manner that it is worth buying. When I look over what people buy I say they buy fits. The other day I took a few snapshots of how sales work with my market.
The highlighted sections are one pilot buying a complete, or mostly complete fit. There are also other, incomplete sales where bits and pieces are picked up. Sometimes it is just a hull because the pilot already has other items in the station. Sometimes I watch them warp back to high sec with a bit of amusement.
I think the traffic and community are ready. We will list buy prices near Jita and go from there.
Hopefully I am ready for this new era of co-op and buy orders.