So, unless you are hurting for EC, I'd not bother flying all over the quadrant.
Bit old, but it's less about "hurting for EC" and more that the savings add up significantly when you're buying the stuff up by the hundred-thousands for Starbase work. Also, for some reason, the Ferrengi Lobes bonus does not work on sector-space traders.
A patch changed Special Vendors to match Space Traders at 75%, so no more half price.
Aw man, I hadn't been paying attention and was still flying around according to the earlier list.
So I guess I just have to lurk around Sol and grab a space trader, eh?
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