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Question about Tier 3 battlecruiser populatity regarding sales.

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Stroh Blatz
Garoun Investment Bank
Gallente Federation
#1 - 2012-04-12 17:43:09 UTC
Been out of game for over a year so I dont have a feel for the new T3 BCs yet.
I want to buy a tier 3 battlercruiser BPO but I would like sales to be brisk.
Can anyone opine on what the most popular one is.
Since I will be selling these in the Rens/Hek area the Tornado comes to mind but I'm not sure.
Tekota
The Freighter Factory
#2 - 2012-04-12 18:20:07 UTC
Open market window, go to the "Browse" tab, select "Ships" then "Battlecruisers" then "Standard Battlecruisers". Examine market graphs for each under that heading. The bars at the bottom of the graph represent market movement (for more precise detail hit the "Show table" button).

Doing this we can see that 300-500 or so tornados pass through Jita every day (more popular in recent weeks). To do this for other BCs in other regions, click appropriate buttons whilst located in region of your choice.
Lady Ayeipsia
BlueWaffe
#3 - 2012-04-12 18:48:51 UTC
Not worth it. Currently, assuming you buy the minerals, you only make a few million per ship profit. You would be better off with a cane bpo.
Stroh Blatz
Garoun Investment Bank
Gallente Federation
#4 - 2012-04-12 19:07:22 UTC
Lady Ayeipsia wrote:
Not worth it. Currently, assuming you buy the minerals, you only make a few million per ship profit. You would be better off with a cane bpo.



I already have a researched Cane BPO.
And I don't have to buy any of the high sec minerals so I make a decent profit.

Lady Ayeipsia
BlueWaffe
#5 - 2012-04-12 19:47:34 UTC
Stroh Blatz wrote:
Lady Ayeipsia wrote:
Not worth it. Currently, assuming you buy the minerals, you only make a few million per ship profit. You would be better off with a cane bpo.



I already have a researched Cane BPO.
And I don't have to buy any of the high sec minerals so I make a decent profit.



Do the math. If you sell the tornadoes, you will make about 1 mil profit over selling the minerals alone. If the, bpo costs 350 mil you need to sell 350 ships before you see a profit. You are better off finding any item with a higher profit margin. Still, it's a sandbox, play as you like. Me personally, I know there are better, more profitable items to produce.
Joran Dravius
Doomheim
#6 - 2012-04-13 02:07:09 UTC
Stroh Blatz wrote:
Lady Ayeipsia wrote:
Not worth it. Currently, assuming you buy the minerals, you only make a few million per ship profit. You would be better off with a cane bpo.



I already have a researched Cane BPO.
And I don't have to buy any of the high sec minerals so I make a decent profit.


Mining your own minerals has nothing to do with how much profit you make. The minerals are still worth the same amount of ISK regardless of their source. Your cost to produce a ship likewise doesn't change no matter where you got the minerals.
Jas Dor
Republic University
Minmatar Republic
#7 - 2012-04-13 04:51:11 UTC
I believe the issue here is a miner with excess industrial capacity such that he will suffer no opportunity costs by placing any single print into production. Since production will not be constant, nor will the volume be such as to generate a production bottleneck, the question becomes what BPO can be used to transform the minerals (the thing time and effort is being put into and the main generator of profit) such as to yield the highest percentage value added.

The answer is, well whatever it is it probably isn't ships.
Revolution Rising
Last-Light Holdings
#8 - 2012-04-13 04:53:57 UTC
Jas is correct.

If it's a lot of minerals, try freighters or else tornados.

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Stroh Blatz
Garoun Investment Bank
Gallente Federation
#9 - 2012-04-13 11:18:24 UTC
Profit?
Yea I want profit.
But you're missing the part where its fun to own a lot of ship BPO's.
I like to build lots of ships.
I like to have fun in EVE....not participate in an economics class.
Remember fun?
Some of you sound like Sheldon from the Big Bang Theory.
Lady Ayeipsia
BlueWaffe
#10 - 2012-04-13 12:34:20 UTC
Stroh Blatz wrote:
Profit?
Yea I want profit.
But you're missing the part where its fun to own a lot of ship BPO's.
I like to build lots of ships.
I like to have fun in EVE....not participate in an economics class.
Remember fun?
Some of you sound like Sheldon from the Big Bang Theory.


If it is about what you define as fun, why are you asking us the question? It's your own choice at that point. If owning all the bpos is your goal, yes the tornado is a good addition. Still, to some of us, making the best profit is fun. We remember that feeling well because we do it everyday.
Grace Chang
Tyrannis Enterprises
#11 - 2012-04-13 13:18:55 UTC
Lady Ayeipsia wrote:
Not worth it. Currently, assuming you buy the minerals, you only make a few million per ship profit. You would be better off with a cane bpo.


Tier 3 BCs have a better ISK/m3 ratio. If people produce these where minerals are cheap they may be a better choice than a cane.