It is a sort of cycle my Trading Business follows: Find new items to sell to replace existing items that no longer make profits.
So, with that, it is well worth reminding everyone how i go about finding new items to sell (and i am all ears for other ideas on this!).
For this exercise, all i use is Eve Central and a spreadsheet - but for our purposes we shall focus on Eve Central. The spreadsheet merely make the searching task easier once i have the data from Eve Central.
Eve Central is a website which records the price of items on the Eve Market in all locations. However, and here is the key point, it records the items by players automatically uploading the prices to the website via a small piece of software which monitors the Eve market as they browse it.
Therefore, the prices are only as complete and timely as those players browsing the Eve markets.
What i find is that the Jita prices are mostly complete and recent. The Trade hubs also though to a lesser degree. And then things start to deteriorate.
The Set up: Lets assume i am looking for new items to buy in Jita and to sell in Dodixie. As always, i buy from sell orders in Jita - i don't put up buy orders myself.
I normally have my alt in Dodixie open - that is so i can check the Dodixie prices and volumes. The Eve Central prices in Jita are normally correct.
Firstly, open Eve Central and you will be presented with the Home Page as shown below: