I recently decided to check out the exchange, in hopes of finding a good new engineering console. However, I had some issues with it. Entire categories seemed to be empty: as an example, there were no engineering consoles. Not a single one, mind you. Also, there were no starship weapons on the Echange, at any rank, or any quality.
Meanwhile, other categories were loaded up, such as those trade goods used in DSX missions. There were tons of them on the exchange (most at ridiculous prices, but that's platers being greedy and not a bug, I assume).
Now, I understand that it is entirely possible that no players were selling any ship weapons or engineernig consoles. I set my search paramters to "All Ranks" and "All Qualities" just to make sure that there were no items of either type on the exchange, and both came up completely empty. However, this seems massively improbable to me.
Has anyone else experienced this wierd phenomemnon with th Exchange? Was I just really unlucky? Are there any known issues that the developers have commented on?