Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Building capital ships like a boss, part 10: Selling your ships

Seeing this post first? Go to part 1.


1. Introduction
2. Ship blueprints
3. Component blueprints
4. Researching your blueprints
5. Moving capital blueprints safely
6. Spreadsheets
7. Location, location, location
8. Moving minerals
9. Actually building stuff, finally
10. Selling your ships (you are here)

Another easy one. Put them on the market and wait for somebody to buy them. There are a few things I've noticed, though:

  • Capital ship prices vary quite a bit over a matter of weeks. If you think the market price for a hull is low, consider hanging on to it for a while. Odds are you're right.
  • Sometimes a bunch of one hull will get dumped on the market and the price will fall to barely above mineral price. When this happens, just wait it out.
  • Sometimes it doesn't pay to be the lowest sell order on the market. If the lowest sell order is 100m below the next lowest, odds are you're better off undercutting the second lowest rather than the lowest.
  • When mineral prices go up, not everybody who sells capitals has the presence of mind to reset their sell orders to somewhere above the new mineral price. In this situation I recommend holding and waiting for the market to catch up. This can take weeks, however.

...and that's all I have to say about that. This is the last post in the series.


  1. Thank you for this series. It is very helpful and informative.

  2. Agreed, great series. I'd totally give this a shot if I had the required capital. Then again, if there wasn't such a high capital barrier to entry the profits would probably be much less impressive.

  3. Is anyone buying minerals in those stations ? Would there be profit to jump-freight minerals to Cap builders ?

    1. I don't see any buy orders for tritanium in the major building systems in forge. In theory there could be a market for a service moving bulk cargo to lowsec, but manufacturers tend to like to cut out middlemen as much as possible in order to achieve the best margins.

  4. Allot of interesting reading, great guide series and all easily linked to allow easy reading following each guide post. Great job.

  5. Found this by random google search looking for something else. It was a nice read. Timing and tracking the manufacturing seems the worst part. :)
    I'm actually looking to invest my 25b-ish isk, this is an option I might check out when i can get myself to actually spreadsheet some prices.