Hence, to get started i used Eve-Central. And this is how i doubled my profits each cycle to begin with.
At its simplest, Eve-Central displays all the known buy and sell prices and volumes for any item. It sources its data from players that upload the prices / volumes as they browse the market. And that is the key point, the data is only as complete and timely as the source players browse the market. Any player can be a source, you just download a small piece of software.
For our purposes, what that means is that Jita prices are very complete and up to date given most players will be in Jita browsing the market. The other trade hubs would also be ok (perhaps not as complete or up to date) and then things start to deteriorate as you go further out.
So, when looking for items to buy from sell orders in Jita to sell in Dodixie then Eve-Central does a pretty good job and below is how i go about it (and lets assume i have that 4m ISK to spend - this process that works at 4m ISK will still work well at 62bn ISK):
Firstly, make sure you alt is in the hub you want to sell into (for me, that is Dodixie) - i will need to be checking the Dodixie market to make sure items sell in a reasonable time and the prices are fair.
The first step is really easy.
Open Eve-Central >>> Press the "Trade Finder" button as shown below:
My golden rule of trading is to buy low to sell fair. In other words, buy at a price in one market that is lower than the fair price in the market you are selling in. That will keep you out of the way of scams. Buying very high in one region to sell to a very very high price in another region is probably a scam and you will be left holding an over priced item and unable to sell it!
So, on the page you are on which has a list of items comparing the selling price in Dodixie to the selling prie in Jita - we are looking for items that cost under 1m ISK and have profits of at least 200k ISK (to be honest, at that level we should be able to buy for 1m ISK and sell for at least 1.5m ISK).
The best hunting ground is Blueprints and Implants for now.
So, do a search for Blueprint on the web page (tools >>> find) or (ctrl+f) and run through the first few which will be blueprints costing millions until you get to the ones you can afford to buy and which make a good profit.
The first one i came to was a Large Remote Repair Augmentor I Blueprint which i can buy in Jita for 1.5m and sell in Dodixie for 3.3m. So, i checked the Dodixie data in the Eve game as shown below. Yes, there are sell orders in Dodixie for 3.3m BUT there is no volume - hence, i will not be doing that trade!
I will have to fly there to buy them in Jita and fly back . . . . . . . with 3.2m ISK in my small cheap fast ship i suspect i could do that on autopilot.
And this process i still use to find individual items costing 1bn in Jita to sell for 1.3bn in Dodixie. In otherwords, this process is scalable.
Get the process right and the ISK should follow!