Daily Archives: May 7, 2008

Regional Price Differentials

As I mentioned in my post “Moving to Amarr Space,” the regional market into which I dropped was close to ideal for making money, at least at a slow pace. The competition was low, variation in pricing was huge, and buy orders were relatively scarce.

What I did not know at the time was that I was sitting close to where three regions come together. In the past, I have tended to end up right in the middle of a region, so that no matter which direction I went for 3-5 jumps I was still in the same market.

Now, however, I am one jump in one direction and three jumps in another from different regional markets.

And they are very different.

One jump away from where I am happily selling Badgers for 800K ISK a piece, the regional price drops by nearly a third.

Three jumps the other way, I would have to slice 25% off of my asking price to be competitive.

So I am looking for a good way to exploit the differential between these two markets.

While I cannot haul badgers, I could certainly buy them and fly them I suppose.

Or I could find something smaller.  Something to exploit these regional differences.

And I have to keep my customers from finding out that they need only one more jump to beat my prices!