For me Friday is market day in Eve and today promises to be something of a marathon.
I've been experimenting with using Buy Orders to increase the amount of junk my mission runner accumulates at his mission hub. That's a good policy I think and certainly the large amounts of cheap rig parts I picked up for re-sale at Jita were well worth the investment.
However I got greedy and put out orders for minerals. They were cheap after all. I had however forgotten how bulky minerals are. I'll be making about 0.4 isk per Trit and I've ended up with millions of the stuff. I've done about 5 runs already (beginning to lose count) and in the process have rigged my Mammoth with cargo rigs so it now holds 27,129.3 cubic meters. That's 2.7 million trit per full load. And the end is still nowhere in sight.
A full load of trit takes about half an hour to haul and is making me a million isk. That's not really worth the time.
On the plus side it is very lazy play and I'm enjoying reading Frank Herbert's Children of Dune. I also have a second copy of the client running with my second account dragging stuff around. In a bit I can mission run on the second account while the first one hauls.
Because not only have I been buying all the minerals within 2 jumps of my mission hubs on my main I've been buying ammo within 2 jumps of Jita on my ammo dealer alt. Haven't even started his hauling round yet.
Here's a summary of who my alts are and what they are doing for the next week after all that hauling:
Modules salesman: 10.8 mill balance, 45 orders. 340 different types of modules including 26 Medium Shield Booster Is and 23 250mm Railgun Is. He clears about 20 orders a day if I play him once a day so I'll need to be busy on him to shift all this. Standard 1 isk undercut twice a day should shift most of it.
20.1 million if all of this current round of orders sell. A week of selling this junk should bring in about 200 million.
Ammo/salvage/stackables seller. 71.8 million balance, 41 orders. He has a huge amount of stock because this week I tried a 2 station range out on his buy orders. It took a long time to round up because there are a lot of systems within 2 hops of Jita. Plus Cap Booster charges are bulky and his unrigged Badger doesn't hold much.
On the plus side between his own buy orders, buy orders at the mission hub, and mission loot he has a lot of stock. For instance 1171 Fried interface circuits (a rig component), 200 600 Nuclear S bullets, 25 000 Devastator Cruise Missiles.
144 million worth of sell orders up with plenty more stacks of things to list if they all go.
Ships/drones/skills/implants seller. 190.6m balance. Sell orders worth 197.7m. Comparitively little more to list. Will either help my module seller or will station trade later in the week. Might buy a Plex this week to pay for this account.
Mission runner. 57.6 million balance, 41 orders. I actually didn't bother to set his orders today. He usually buys loot at my mission hub.
So that's market day over, with a lot more hauling than I usually plan for. Next week I'll avoid the 2 station range buy orders unless it's for something very light!
Just to give non/new Eve players an idea you can buy a month's game time for about 280 million and you can buy a 20 million skill point character for about 4 billion. I started playing in June so you can be earning a fair amount of money pretty quickly in Eve.