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Going rate for research slots?

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TheNoobThatShouldNotBe
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#1 - 2014-12-23 05:56:35 UTC
Greetings.

I have someone who'd like me to research BPOs for them, since I have the setup. I was wondering what would be a fair amount of ISK to charge someone for slots.

Also, how do most people decide fair market value for these research slots? I will assume this customer wants the BPOs researched to the maximun ME/PE. Do I charge a certain ISK amount per level researched?

Thank you in advance. Any help is appreciated.
Whalt Thisney
StellarTech Industries
#2 - 2014-12-23 10:09:52 UTC
Calculate in the fuel cost (large tower is 40 fuel blocks a hour, unless using faction towers),
divide by number of research jobs you are able to run at the same time (provided you will be running research all the time).
Maybe adjust the price, for some profit.

You may want to compare your price to station research job cost, to see if you will be competitive.
Research labs have a bonus over station though.

TheNoobThatShouldNotBe
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#3 - 2014-12-23 21:14:41 UTC
Whalt Thisney wrote:
Calculate in the fuel cost (large tower is 40 fuel blocks a hour, unless using faction towers),
divide by number of research jobs you are able to run at the same time (provided you will be running research all the time).
Maybe adjust the price, for some profit.

You may want to compare your price to station research job cost, to see if you will be competitive.
Research labs have a bonus over station though.



Thank you very much for the info. That's exactly what I was looking for. I wasn't sure of all the things to take into account when figuring out what to charge for slots. Thanks again!
Marcus Tedric
Zebra Corp
Goonswarm Federation
#4 - 2014-12-23 23:20:11 UTC
You also have the benefit that the Cost of what you're actually doing is given each time.

Don't soil your panties, you guys made a good point, we'll look at the numbers again. - CCP Ytterbium

Kethas Protagonist
Protagonist Ventures
#5 - 2014-12-26 01:24:43 UTC  |  Edited by: Kethas Protagonist
Option 1:

1 PLEX * (job time / 30 days) * (1/10 job slots with Adv Lab Ops 4) * (1/2, since toons have both research and mfg slots)
(Hint: this is ~100k /hr /slot)

and add whatever the value of the research done would have been for you. Anything on top of that is profit. If the number's high enough that your friend balks, you need the slots more than he does. The 1/2 factor is generous; manufacturing job slots are usually more profitable.

POS fuel doesn't come into play because you're running the POS whether or not you run the job for your friend; your marginal fuel cost is zero.

Option 2:

Find somebody doing this on Sell Orders and bill 90% of that.