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Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Someone’s mistake

A while ago I was going through and updating my sell orders and one of the items i have been selling almost from the beginning, Small Hull Repairer II, had been undercut.

Typically i bought at Jita at 995k ISK and sold in Dodixie at 1.7m ISK.

But i noticed that the seller had posted 16 for sale at 38.8k ISK each.  Looking at the buy orders which are at 38.8k it is clear that the seller meant to post the items as a buy order (the image below is after I bought the cheap items).

Names spared to save blushes – but i bought them all up, and started to sell them out at 1.7m ISK each.

Alternatively i could have hauled them to Jita and sold them to buyers for 600k ISK each.
. . . . . . . i am sure i will be making plenty of mistakes along the way!

1 comment:

  1. Actually, it is more likely that they sold to a buy order, but that buy order did not have a large enough quantity put up to absorb all the items the seller had.

    For example, if someone has a buy order up for 25 of Item A at 4,000 ISK, and someone attempts to sell 50 of Item A to that buy order, 25 of them will be sold to the buy order and the other 25 will be put up automatically as a sell order.