I got a pop-up from CCP that they were having a sale on PLEX, the 30 Day Pilot License Extensions that are essentially 30 day units of game time you can buy or sell with the in-game currency ISK.
I was interested to see what constituted a “sale” price. PLEX is generally prices at a point that you would never buy it for yourself to keep your subscription… unless you were paying in ISK. So I went to the account management page where these things are bought and sold.
As I suspected, the PLEX prices were not all that special. $17.49 for 30 days of a game that is $14.99 a month when you pay directly. Not a deal, even if you can get it down to $16.50 a month by buying a batch of six.
The surprising bit for me was the ability to buy PLEX in lots of 28 (or 30 with the special offer).
That must be the empire builder’s package. 30 PLEX can be turned into more than 12 billion ISK, with patience, which seems like a lot of in game currency for me.
But then a titan runs a lot more than that.
Still, you don’t put that option on the “Buy Now” list unless somebody is using it, so somebody out there is buying a lot of PLEX.