I am a relatively new player to eve and would like to make my way into manufacturing. I just bought a couple of BPO’s and BPC’s. I started out very excited by the Abaddon BPC I got in the trade that has material lvl 50 and Productivity lvl 20. My problem is for this BP and every other one I calculate when I compare the prices of the “perfect” resources needed and the price I could sell those resources for over in Jita it is better for me to just sell the materials and not manufacture the ship. This seems crazy to me. The BPC materials list can be seen here. I just don’t see how you can turn a profit manufacturing ships.
It appears to be profitable with perfect skills, if I did my math right. I didn’t account for manufacturing slot fees or sales tax, but those can be reduced in various ways. This is minimum sell price for both minerals and product.
Iso 208819 x 152 = 31,740,488 Mega 3930 x 2091 = 8,217,630 Mex 765690 x 53.4 = 40,887,846 Nocx 52282 x 786 = 41,093,652 Pyer 3343555 x 14.4 = 48,147,192 Trit 13377395 x 5.99 = 80,130,596.05 Zyd 8134 x 793 = 6,450,262 ------------------------------------- TOTAL = 256,667,666.05 Abaddon = 265,099,998 Profit = 8,432,331.95
It’s better to use buy orders on minerals for higher profit, but it will take longer. If you mine the minerals yourself, you must be aware of the opportunity cost. By building with the minerals, you are not getting the ISK you could get instantly from a buy order, so you must consider the minerals you mine to be worth at least that much.