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.
Gah'Matar [ Moderator ] from Montréal, Canada
Look at the spread between minerals buy and sell values. And then compare Jita to regional prices…
Yep, if you get Jita sell price for your mins, don’t bother manufacturing, let another sucker buy your mins. But do calculate the time and effort that will be required getting your minerals to Jita and then babysitting your sell orders so they fill.
Suddenly, the 0.05-0.10 isk/unit premium for that trit is melting in the sun and (if you need to contract a freighter) quite possibly turned into a negative premium.