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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 22
10-25-2010, 07:20 PM
Originally Posted by machocyclone View Post
If you are buying from a merchant and then selling to another for 60% value rather than 50% are you making a profit.

Buy Item A from Merchant A for 100 EC
Sell Item A to Merchant B (that buys at 60%) for 60 EC
Equals at 40 EC loss for you!!!

Now if you want to buy items in one place and then take them to Defari and sell them for 60% value...then that is on you and you are dumb cause you are lossing EC.

For you to make a profit:
Buy Item A From Merchant A for 100 EC
Sell Item A to Merchant B for 160 EC
That is a profit of 60 EC and means that Merchant B bought item for 160% of value.

I personnally have not seen anywhere (execpt Exchange) where you can sell an item for 160% value.

Now if the item was a drop..then it really wouldn't matter if you sold it for 60% or 50% cause either way you are making a profit.
Because you could buy things from Sierra Starbase for lower-than-normal prices, but the item still has the same base value associated with it, so it would still sell at normal price to vendors. You could buy industrial coils at Sierra and sell at Deferi Outpost 3 for 80 EC profit each. Full inventory would net people around 580k EC per run. Nevermind that buying low and selling high is the basis of every in-game and real-world economy, and nevermind that people are just crying 'exploit' because they didn't know about it until after the patch so they're upset that they didn't make a ton of money as a freight hauler when they could have.